Modern Israel, including Judea and Samaria also known as the West Bank, Gaza and parts of Jordan came from the land mass commonly referred to as 'Syria' and 'Arabia' and eventually, the 'Palestine Territory'.
In each of us is the potential for great good and potential for exceptional evil. We are, at the same time, both Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Scripture puts words to this dual reality in multiple ways. We are, at the same time, saints and transgressors, old man and new man, flesh and spirit.