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Travel over the land vs Travel overland

travel over the landpass through many parts of the country:

  • At the time of the alleged events described in the gospels, scores of preachers traveled over the land of Israel.

Note: The expression is not equivalent in meaning to the phrase travel all over the land—pass through or visit every part of the country:

  • To travel all over the land in search of wealth was one thing but to stay there was something quite different.

travel overlandtravel across the solid part of the earth’s surface (contrasted with traveling by sea):

  • Judging from Marco’s account, they most likely traveled overland through Armenia and Persia to Hormuz.