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Re: question

Thomas L. Thompson wrote:
 > I much prefer the term "South Levant" myself. 

Of course the Levant was the preferred usage in early 20th 
century France and Germany, while the British referred to 
the Near East as the 'Orient.'  But should we call the 
people indigenous to the area 'Orientals' or Levantine? Of 
course not. And I suspect that the most famous Jew of 1st 
century Palestine, Jesus, did not consider himself 
'Palestinian', either.

Eric Forster