Saturday, April 16, 2016

Old Palestine

Ancient Roman writers referred to Palestine as Syria Palaestina consisting of the lands between theMediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. Jaffa was the entry port for the region. The population was made up of mostly Arabs and a smattering of Jews.

Arab warriors protected Palestine from Bedouin raiders.

Farmers raised olive trees and orchards on the parched soil.

This was not a Biblical land of Milk and Honey.

But its people lived and bred as they had for centuries.

Jerusalem was a destination for pilgrims.

Streets followed the path of Jesus.

Women wore traditional dress.

Some of them wore less.

It was a land out of time.

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