Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Note The Geography: No "West Bank" in Palestine

From a new academic series:

Corpus Inscriptionum Iudaeae/Palaestinae, edited by W. Ameling, H. M. Cotton, W. Eck, B. Isaac, A. Kushnir-Stein, H Misgav, J. Prince, and A Yardeni.  Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2011.

...The entire corpus is slated to consist of nine volumes, organized according to major geographic divisions and major historical periods in ancient Judaea-Palestine.  

And what are those geographic divisions?

...The basic geographic parameters for the nine volumes are as follows: 

Jerusalem (and its surroundings); 
the Middle Coastline (including especially Caesarea and its surroundings),
the Southern Coastline; 

the Northern Coastline (including especially the Galilee, along with Acco); 
the Golan Heights; 
Judaea (without Jerusalem); 
the Negev; 
Parts of modern Syria and Jordan which were at different times part of the administrative unit which included Iudaea/Palaestina (i.e., Batanea, Aurantis and the Peraea) are not included in this series since they belong to
territories covered by the Inscriptions Grecques et Latines de la Syrie or de la Jordanie, respectively

Note: both sides of the Jordan.  Golan Heights.  Parts of Syria.  No "West Bank".

One page as an example.  More here.


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