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What's in a Name?

Reader comment on item: Obama to Palestinians: Accept the Jewish State
in response to reader comment: A NEW NAME FOR ISRAEL

Submitted by Peter Herz (United States), Apr 14, 2013 at 09:30

Well, it seems to me that between roughly 1000-900 B.C., the land was called Israel while ruled by David and Solomon, then split into states called Israel and Judah. When the Romans pacified the country in 70 A.D., they commemorated the event by striking a coin with the legend Judaea Capta (captive Judaea).

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