"Palestine in the time of Jesus"...?

Some insist that Palestine never existed, at least not as an independent nation. But then, why do all Bibles have this phrase on top of the map of...Palestine?

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  • Anna P
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Palestine is the Roman name (that would be Jesus' time) for the area, named after the Roman name for Phillistine as an insult to the Israelites. Today the people called Palestinians (which is also a misnomer) are a combination of ancient Phillistine, Assyrians, Arabs and any other conquering tribes over millennia. The name Palestine came into prominence again during the Ottoman Empire instead of the rightful Israel (there have always been Jews in the land that is now Israel).

    Palestinians also have a right to the Right Bank of the Hashemite Kingdom, as well as parts of the Left Bank. Why does not Jordan and Syria give up part of the land for Palestinians?

  • 1 decade ago

    I believe Palestine was independent during the time of Sampson though it may be spelled differently.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Palestine is in the Bible ! they can not deceive the world .

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    palastine exists and will always exist, those "some" u are reffering to are mostly jews or isrealis!they want to squash them from earth and history!

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