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HOLY LAND

A name given to the area that witnessed the life, death, and resurrection of Christ. The expression terra sancta (holy land) came into general use only in the Middle Ages, although it was found in religious literature since early patristic times.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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