Land of Israel

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A map of the Kingdom of Israel, as described in the Bible.

The Land of Israel (Hebrew: אֶרֶץ יִשְׂרָאֵל ʼÉreṣ Yiśrāʼēl, Eretz Yisrael; Arabic: أرض إسرائيل) is a name for the region also known as the Land of Canaan, Palestine or the Holy Land. The name comes from the Torah and the Bible. The area is located in the Middle East, and covers the southern part of the Levant.

The Land of Israel was called Palestine by the Romans, the British, and the Arabs. Before the people of Israel (the Hebrews) came to the area, it was called the Land of Canaan (the home of the Canaanites). In the Bible, the land was referred to as the "Promised Land" or the "Holy Land".

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