This map features the biblical boundaries of the Land of Israel as described in Genesis and Genesis There are two different phrases often used to describe the biblical boundaries of the Land of Israel :.
These two rivers mark the limits of potential expansion of the original borders of the Land of Israel. In addition, Rabbi Menachem Leibtag explains that the Nile and the Euphrates represent the two centers of ancient civilization, Egypt and Mesopotamia.
I have a question. We are studying the life of Abraham in Sunday School right now. I was reading the account of God's covenant with Abraham in Genesis I am also researching maps concerning the land God promised to him in v.
From the river of Egypt as far as the great river, the river Euphrates: 19 the Kenite and the Kenizzite and the Kadmonite 20 and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Rephaim 21 and the Amorite and the Canaanite and the Girgashite and the Jebusite. Most maps I have seen use the Nile as the western border, interpreting the phrase "…the river of Egypt…" Some scholars, however, argue that this river is actually the Wadi El-arish, or " the brook of Egypt.
Thank you. My understanding of the passage is the southern border was the wadi of Egypt, western side is the Mediterranean Sea, northern border Euphrates River, and the eastern border was Arabian desert? True and the promise was fulfilled. Sons of Abraham are Jacob and Ishmael. Of Jacob is where the Messiah to come from and its totally in line with God choice of the Hebrews to be the picked race. In my limited understanding God has chosen the poor Of the poorest and people that have no power so his work will shine and bring glory to him.
Again why? Israel where they are including Jerusalem is the God intending territory of the Jewish state that will shine truth to the world.
At last we trust in God and his plans. Why would God drive the Hebrews out of Egypt and through the desert till they get to Canaan and show them the promise land. If the intention was from the nile to Euphrates river?
Why the Jews stayed in the desert for 40 years till they got to the promise land? We need to look at the whole bible to understand.
God Covenant is still is and will always be. The Lord Jesus has said But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment.
Again, anyone who says to his brother, 'Raca,' is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, 'You fool!
Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. When they did not share and instead turned the faith into an exclusive club of Pharisees and knowitalls, God disciplined them. He warns US Gentile believers also in Romans 11 that if we do the same, He will prune off our branch, same as He has pruned off branches of the Hebrews.
The good news is,even when we blow it, He will "graft" us back in, just as He will continue to do as He awakens the hearts of the Jews in our day, and gathers them back home for the millenial kingdom.Question Asked by mariappank Last updated Nov 20 Originally posted Nov 20 AM. Your Email Address:. Index Newest Popular Best.
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Is the map of present day Israel and biblical Israel same or different? If it is different, what are the areas of the tribes are excluded? Vote for this answer. I believe this site will answer your question - it has videos, illustrations and explanations which covers the modern Israel and the biblical Israel. Arpeggionist Answer has 6 votes. Arpeggionist 16 year member replies Answer has 6 votes. Currently voted the best answer. The site above speaks of historical Jerusalem and Israel under international law, but ultimately it does not illustrate the boundries of ancient Israel nor does it compare the ancient kingdom's geography to that of the modern state.
Overlay the two maps in these links, and you'll get a decent idea of the differences. Also, much of the Negev, while considered holy ground, was not actually under Israelite control, but home to nomadic tribes of Edom, Amalek and Midian.
The Golan Heights, which are under Israeli control today, was part of the kingdom of Og and the Bashan, until it was conquered by the tribes on their way to the land of Canaan, and after that was claimed by half of the tribe of Menasheh Menasseh. The ancient Philistine kingdom, which the Israelites struggled to drive away, took up 45 miles of the Mediterranian coast from Gaza to Ashdod with some of their military outposts as far as the Gilboa mountains.Many Christians believe that God's words to Abraham in Genesiswhere after He instructs him to leave his homeland He says "I will bless those who bless you, and curse those who curse you," as well as other verses regarding Israel, are still in effect today.
Favorable foreign policy toward modern Israel, then, is seen as a doorway to blessings from God. But for others a theological quandary exists as to just who and what constitutes "Israel" and what "blessing Israel" looks like. Such questions are rising in light of the Barack Obama administration facilitating a U.
Some of those promises include the land of Canaan "forever," his words to Abraham in Genesisand that the Messiah will come from the lineage of Abraham. It is literally the seed of Abraham," Land said. Not explicitly," he added. In Romans 2 Paul talks about who a true Israelite is, which is "one who has the Spirit of God, they have been circumcised of heart," he said.
When judgement fell on Jerusalem in AD 70, Copan thinks that marked the "decisive end" of national Israel as the people of God.
As to whether or not a potential relocation of the American embassy constitutes a "blessing," Land offered that "we have to defer to the Jews to tell us what they think blesses them and what they think doesn't bless them. It is not for us to tell the Jews what blesses them and what doesn't bless them.
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Atheists most politically active group in US, survey finds.The phrase "Biblical Israel" often passes on the lips of Republican presidential contenders, representatives of the Netanyahu government, and Israeli settlers. But where exactly is this Israel of the Bible to be found?The Israel-Palestine conflict: a brief, simple history
Not in the Bible itself. None of them resemble the modern-day "Biblical Israel. Joshua chapter 15, verse 63 even states: "the Jebusites local inhabitants of Jerusalem and the People of Judah dwell together in Jerusalem until today.
The closest we get to "Biblical Israel" in the Bible is a map buried in the book of Numbers in which the land spans from the Mediterranean Sea in the west to the Jordan River in the east. The northern and southern boundaries don't correspond to "Biblical Israel" at all. If not the Bible, then where does "Biblical Israel" come from? It results from a series of decisions made by the British when they asserted their power and later controlled the Middle East.
With increasing awareness of the rich oil fields paralleling the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers and dreams of transporting this oil to Europe via the Mediterranean Sea, the British War Office began funding the efforts of the biblically driven Palestine Exploration Fund PEF.
The PEF aimed to prove the legitimacy of the Bible through scientific endeavors like archeology and mapping. Inthe British War Office published maps that became widely available in The 26 sheets of hand-drawn maps present a Palestine conforming to the biblical formulae "from Dan to Beersheba" for the north-south axis and "from the Jordan to the Sea" for the east-west axis. Thus the Holy Land as a potential holding of a Protestant empire was born.
Inthe League of Nations approved the British map of Mandate Palestine that reintroduced the idea of the Jordan River as a border. Where the British saw the birthplace of Jesus and an excellent port for the shipment of Iraqi oil to Europe, Jews envisioned Israel and Palestinians imagined an independent Palestine.
From on, most Jewish nationalists recognized the Jordan as the ancient border that would one day define their state. This aspiration found fulfillment when Israel conquered the West Bank and reached the Jordan River in the war. The British map had a parallel impact on Palestinian nationalists. Although the Palestinian Arab Congresses held in the early s rejected the British Mandate as well as the map, striking and rioting against both, the borders of the desired Palestine were constituted by the Mandate.
The Palestinian National Charter makes the case most clearly: "Palestine, with the boundaries it had during the British Mandate, is an indivisible territorial unit. Since the s -- indeed since the s -- there is much water under the bridge. In the symbolic lexicon of Israelis, the Jordan River, as in the Bible, represents the line between homeland and exile. In the very real experiences of Palestinians exiled across the Jordan as a result of the and wars, the Jordan River marks the difference between exile and homeland.
Battles have been fought and, ultimately, a peace treaty signed between Israel and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan that recognizes a span of the river as the border between them. Right-wing religious groups, whether Israeli or Palestinian, aspire to rule all of "Biblical Israel" or "Historic Palestine.
Religious ideas about this land are, in fact, more fluid, more flexible, and more accepting of the different peoples who live within its uncertain borders. US Edition U. Coronavirus News U.Log in or Sign up. Ever wondered how the map of modern day Israel compares to ancient Israel? Feb 18, 1. Written by tmrfiles on Jan pm From: filesfromtoni.
I wonder what would happen if the Jewish people suddenly woke up and realized they are being cheated out of all the land God has actually given them since the little sliver of land they are now living on is only a fraction of what is promised to them. And even that, the arabs and nations of the world are trying to steal the little fraction shown in yellow on the map, which is now Israel, little by little by waging terror war after war against the Jews and forcing a land for peace deal upon the Jews.
As indicated in an earlier post, this article will address how much land really belongs to the Jewish people; and in the end, a remnant of Jews will have all of what God promised to them in the Abraham Covenant, not just a sliver of land; and the arabs and the nations of the world will be punished severely by God for the way they have treated the Jewish people of Israel and around the world all of these years if they do not repent.
So it is declared in the scriptures by God through his prophets,so shall it be. A land called 'Palestine' did not exist when God made a covenant with Abraham and Abraham's descendants, the Jews, and it does not exist today.
The land is called Canaan, now called Israel. Abraham is the first to be called Hebrew, it is noted in Genesis There is no such thing as a land of Palestine. There is much written about Abraham and his descendants, Isaac, Jacob and the Jewish people as it relates to Israel, the land God gave them in Genesis chapter 12, 15,26 and 28 and I suggest you look it up and read about it yourself in the scriptures. For the purpose of this article, I will include the relevant scriptures.
Three times God, in the scriptures, made the same covenant to Abraham's descendants the Jews, so there can be no mistake. In Genesis 12, it is declared by Moses"NOW the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee": vs. The southern border of Canaan is the river of Egypt, with the northern border being the River Euphrates. The Lord appeared to Isaac, Abraham's son by Sarah, and who inherited the land promise of God to Abraham, and said: "Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father"; Genesis After Isaac, Isaac's son Jacob, whose name was changed to Israel by God: "And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and men, and hast prevailed," Genesisinherited the land covenant with Abraham as declared by God in Genesis Chapter "I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed".
Numbers The Western border of Canaan Land or Israel:And as for the western border, ye shall even have the great sea for a border: this shall be your west border. Numbers The Eastern border of Canaan Land or Israel:And ye shall point out your east border from Hazarenan to Shepham: And the coast shall go down from Shepham to Riblah, on the east side of Ain; and the border shall descend, and shall reach unto the side of the sea of Chinereth eastward.
And the border shall go down to Jordan, and the goings out of it shall be at the salt sea: this swhall be your land with the coasts thereof round about. Numbers The Lord further declares in Leviticus that "The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land is mine; for ye are strangers and sojourners with me.
As for the war going on today with the Israelis and the terrorists Hamas who have taken over Gaza, Joshua narrows it down and tells us that Gaza also belongs to Israel, specifically the tribe of Judah.
Christians and Israel (2) – Modern Israel is not Biblical Israel
This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Judah according to their families. Joshua Ashdod with her towns and her villages, Gaza with her towns and her villages, unto the river of Egypt, and the great sea, and the border thereof: Joshua RunningOnMTFeb 18, You must log in or sign up to reply here. Show Ignored Content. Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? No, create an account now. Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? Forums Search Forums Recent Posts.Rather, I want to walk through a few thoughts that should shape the way we as Christians think about Israel and Palestine.
Last post I introduced the problem with a quick sketch of the origins and history of modern Israel and the Palestinian crisis. It is true that there are some strong promises made to Israel in the Old Testament, promises which are reiterated in one way or another in the New Testament see especially Rom and First, it is simply wrong to equate modern Israel with ancient Israel—they are two different things entirely.
According to Genesis 12repeated and expanded in Genesis 15 and 17God makes a two-part promise to Abraham: first, God promises to bless Abraham with many descendants, and with provision and protection and land—yes, land—for him and his descendants; and second, God promises to bless all the peoples of the earth through Abraham and his descendants.
Both parts of this promise are crucial, and they point to an important biblical pattern: God blesses the few in order to bring blessing to the many. God can even bless just one person—Abraham, David, Jesus—in order to bring blessing to all people. God never blesses people simply so they can hoard it to themselves, so they can have privileged status with God or before others.
God blesses people so that through them God can bless others. This is the covenant that created ancient Israel as a nation. In this covenant God repeats the same promises to Abraham—God will bless Israel with people, protection, provision, and land—yes, still land—and they are in turn to be a blessing to the nations around them. But this covenant through Moses had one important difference from the covenant with Abraham: it was conditional.
Jer ; cf. Deut And so, as the biblical story goes, they were sent into exile, to Assyria and Babylon and beyond. God, though, remained faithful to Israel even through their unfaithfulness—and promised a new covenant e. This new covenant would be like the covenant through Moses in that it would fulfill the promises to Abraham. Many of the New Testament writings pick up on this new covenant motif, and they all insist that Jesus is the one who brings in this new covenant.
Take a look at a few excerpts from Paul:. In other words, the land the children of Abraham receive, all those who believe whether Jew or Gentile, is not just a strip of land on the Mediterranean Sea, but the whole earth. Which brings us directly to my second claim, and my next post.Political Boundaries. New Testament Cities. Cities Jesus Visited. Cities of the Decapolis. Lakes and Seas. Valleys and Plains. Physical Features of the Holy Land. The Great Sea.
The Coastal Plain. The Central Mountains Plateau. The Deep Jordan Valley. The Other Side of the Jordan. The Great Desert.
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Highways and Roads. The Rocky Hills. Jerusalem - Fashioned for a King. Geography Overview. How to Use This Program. Roman Provincial Organization. Abila of Abilene. Abila of Decapolis.
Administered Through Rome. Arnon River. Beit Jibrin.