The State of Irael is not the Promised Land

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‘The State of Israel is not the Promised Land’ Discuss

According to the Bible, the  (Eretz Yisrael) was  to the descendants of Hebrew patriarchs , , and  by God, making it the Promised Land.

Firstly people can considered that the state of israel is not the promised land because if God had considered to only allow the Jews to have it as there promised land he would of interferrred with the amount of invading and scattering the jews which has occurred thoughout there history. For example this is displayed in Colin Chapman’s ‘who’s promised land’  where he shows how many times the Jews have had corruptions in there history and the movement of their people, one example is he describes the Babylon exile the ‘cream’ of Jewish society. As well as describing the Roman, Byzantine, Arabs and Seljuk Turks, Crusaders and Palestine invasion in to the land of Israel. Therefore from Chapman’s summary of the invasions it is considered that the Jews have been forced out of Israel many time and as an outsider response this shows that even though the Jew are meant to be the chosen people and live in the promised land, God does not protect them from their invaders therefore it can truly be said that Israel is not the Jewish Promised land.

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It can be seen from Biblical transcripts that the state of Israel is the Promised Land. This is featured particularly in Genesis, and Deuteronomy, where the Land of Israel was promised as an everlasting possession of the Jews.  This can be seen in Genesis 15:18-21: ‘On that day, God made a covenant with Abraham, saying: "To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt as far as the great river the Euphrates’ therefore this shows that information from the biblical texts state that  Israel is the Promised Land for any descendent of Abraham or his tribe. Furthermore ...

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