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A 1st-Century Travellers’ Guide to The Holy Land

A First-Century Traveller’s Guide to Palestine


Published by Dennis Hawkes at Smashwords


Copyright 2012 Dennis Hawkes

ISBN 9781476228600




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Preface

Suppose you lived in the first century AD and were contemplating a journey from Rome, the capital of the Empire, to Palestine, what would you want to know before you made the journey? This Travel Guide is set in AD 60, during the reign of Emperor Nero, when the Temple at Jerusalem is almost finished and before its destruction in AD 70. There are many names for the area covered in this guidebook, for example it has been known as Canaan, Greater Syria, Israel, Judah, Judaea, Palestinia and Palestine. By AD 60 the region was divided into three provinces known by the Roman names Iudaea, Galilee and Perea, (Fig 1). In this guidebook I have used the term ‘Palestine’.

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