Saturday, 22 October 2016

When did The Levant become the Middle East?

An old Bible

Some years ago, while collecting Bibles I bought an old Bible and since that day I've been trying to date it.

There are two main indicators of its age - one is it is leather-covered, and the other is a series of maps in the rear, which refers to what is now called the Middle East as The Levant. I was wondering, does anybody know when the area changed its name in general usage to the Middle East?
After years of searching the best approximate date I can find is the Bible could be as old as the 1920's.

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