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orion "holy land" in 2 Macc1:7

Dear List, I ahve been puzzling over the phrase in 2 Macc 1:7 where Jason
and his associates are said to leave/rebel from the hagias ge, the holy
land. I have not come across such a combination except at Exod 3:5 where
Moses is told to doff his sandals as the place on which he stands is hagia
ge. Nor have I come across the phrase eretz qadosh in the Hebrew
Scriptures. Lots of holy mountain, but not holy land. Does such a phrase
appear in the DSS? Any help would be appreciated. Yours sincerely, Robert
Doran. rdoran@amherst.edu