Palestine journey into the land of Canaan, places to visit
Holidays in Palestine, the biblical pilgrimage to the places spoken of in Scripture, characteristics of the land, rivers, lakes and major cities.
Palestine is a state in the Mediterranean, extending from north to south for about 260 km, between the slopes of Mount Hermon and the city of Be’er Sheva, about 150 km from east to west, between the desert of Syria and the coasts of the Mediterranean Sea.
Palestine is a place where people have always lived in diversity and its borders have never been clearly defined. Formerly called Earth Canann, as also mentioned in the Holy Bible, then became the land of Israel.
It was under Roman rule that took the Latin name of Palaestina, resulting from Philistia, or the land of the Philistines. The Palestinian territory occupies the extreme south-west of the arable land, called the fertile crescent, which extend between the Persian Gulf, Assyria and the Mediterranean Sea, surrounded by large desert areas.
The country is crossed from north to south from the Jordan River, which divides it into two regions, the West Bank to the west and Transjordan to the east.
The first covers a plateau and arid steppe, while the second has a fertile, divided in turn into regions north of Galilee, Samaria and Judea to the center to the south.
The main towns of Galilee are Haifa, Nazareth, Safed, Akko and Cana, while those of Samaria Shechem, Samaria and Sebaste. Judea hosts the important city of Jerusalem and the cities of Hebron, Bethlehem and Beersheba.
The Jordan River, along the way, forms Lake El-Hule and Lake Tiberias before flowing into the Dead Sea. On the Sea of Galilee and in the cities mentioned above were held various episodes from the life of Jesus.