Philistia is not the same as Palestine. Lughdunum is not London - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Jake
    • 28.11.12 | 19:28 (IST)

    The Romans did not adopt the name "Palestine" from the ancient Philistines, who were long extinct by that time. They adopted it from Herodotus, the Greek historian, who wrote of a district of Syria, named Syria-Palaestina, which corresponds to the southern Levant. Incidentally, Herodotus mentions Syria-Palaestina in order to highlight the fact that its inhabitants were distinguished by the practice of circumcision. The Biblical Philistines were distinguished by the fact that they were NOT circumcised. Lugdunum was a city in Roman Gaul, now know as Lyon in France. Londinium was the Roman name of London from its founding.

    from the article: Israel’s motto on Palestinian UN bid: Speak loudly, but carry a small stick
    First published 13:47 28.11.12 | Last updated 13:47 28.11.12
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