What sovereign Jewish polities have existed outside of Palestine?

Where did Israelites live before Israel?


The Israelites were a confederation of Iron Age Semitic-speaking tribes of the ancient Near East, who inhabited a part of Canaan during the tribal and monarchic periods.

What is the old name of Palestine?


After Herodotus, the term `Palestine’ came to be used for the entire region which was formerly known as Canaan. The region is part of the so-called fertile crescent and human habitation there can be traced back to before 10, 000 BCE.

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