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Satellite image of the Land of Israel in January 2003.
Satellite image of the Land of Israel in January 2003.

In Jewish belief, The Land of Israel (Hebrew: אֶרֶץ יִשְׂרָאֵל, Eretz Yisrael,) is the region of land which, according to the Hebrew Bible, was given by God to the Jewish people. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (924x2370, 349 KB) Satellite image of Israel in January 2003. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (924x2370, 349 KB) Satellite image of Israel in January 2003. ... The Modern Hebrew language is a Semitic language of the Afro-Asiatic language family. ... This article is about the term Hebrew Bible. For the Jewish scriptures see Tanakh. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ...

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Etymology and biblical roots

The term "Land of Israel" is a direct translation of the Hebrew phrase "ארץ ישראל" (Eretz Yisrael), which is found in the Hebrew Bible. Anita Shapira says the term "Eretz Israel" was 'a holy term, vague as far as the exact boundaries of the territories are concerned but clearly defining ownership'.[1] Hebrew redirects here. ... This article is about the term Hebrew Bible. For the Jewish scriptures see Tanakh. ...


The name "Israel" refers to the Jewish people, as descendants of the biblical patriarch Jacob, who was later known as Israel, literally meaning "struggled with God/he struggles with God". According to the account in the Book of Genesis, Jacob wrestled with an angel at a river ford and won through perseverance. God then changed Jacob's name to Israel signifying that he had been successful in human and divine hardships. For other senses, see Patriarch (disambiguation). ... This article is about Jacob in the Hebrew Bible. ... Genesis (Greek: Γένεσις, having the meanings of birth, creation, cause, beginning, source and origin) is the first book of the Torah (five books of Moses) and hence the first book of the Tanakh, part of the Hebrew Bible; it is also the first book of the Christian Old Testament. ...


According to the Bible, particularly in Genesis, the Land of Israel was promised as an everlasting possession to the "descendants" of Jewish patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob by God, making it the Promised Land. Jacob's descendants were known as the "Children of Israel" (often translated as "Israelites") and the land they inherited eventually became known as the Land of Israel. The modern State of Israel "מדינת ישראל," Medinat Yisrael) also uses this historical name. For other uses, see Genesis (disambiguation). ... For other senses, see Patriarch (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Abraham (name) and Abram (disambiguation). ... Sacrifice of Isaac, a detail from the sarcophagus of the Roman consul Junius Bassus, ca. ... This article is about Jacob in the Hebrew Bible. ... Map of the Land of Israel as defined in the Bible The Promised Land (Hebrew: הארץ המובטחת, translit. ... The Children of Israel, or Bnei Yisrael (בני ישראל) in Hebrew (also Bnai Yisrael, Bnei Yisroel or Bene Israel) is a Biblical term for the Israelites. ... Look up Israelite in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Dimensions according to the Bible

Kingdom of Israel at the time of King David's death. It is probably similar to the Greater Israel as defined in Genesis 15.
Kingdom of Israel at the time of King David's death. It is probably similar to the Greater Israel as defined in Genesis 15.
Hypothetical map of the Land of Israel derived from the definitions in Numbers 34 and Ezekiel 47.
Hypothetical map of the Land of Israel derived from the definitions in Numbers 34 and Ezekiel 47.

The Hebrew Bible contains several descriptions of the borders of the land. The three classical passages are Genesis 15:18-21, Numbers 34:1-15 and Ezekiel 47:13-20. Image File history File links Davids-kingdom. ... Image File history File links Davids-kingdom. ... 10th century BCE: The Land of Israel, including the United Kingdom of Israel Commonwealth of Israel redirects here. ... This page is about the Biblical king David. ... Mythological King Davids Kingdom at the time of his death Greater Israel (also Complete Land of Israel, Hebrew: ‎, Eretz Yisrael Hashlemah[1][2]) is a term that denotes Biblical boundaries of the Land of Israel. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 428 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (571 × 800 pixels, file size: 110 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) // Numbers 34:1-12 (KJV) Ezekiel 47:13-20 My first reference was The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia Online. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 428 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (571 × 800 pixels, file size: 110 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) // Numbers 34:1-12 (KJV) Ezekiel 47:13-20 My first reference was The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia Online. ... This article is about the term Hebrew Bible. For the Jewish scriptures see Tanakh. ...


Genesis 15

Genesis 15:18-21 describes what is referred to in Jewish tradition as Gevulot Ha-aretz ("Borders of the Land") regarded as the full extent of the land promised to the descendants of Abraham. For other uses, see Abraham (name) and Abram (disambiguation). ...


Numbers 34

Numbers 34:1-15 describes the land allocated to the Israelite tribes after the Exodus. The tribes of Reuben, Gad and half of Manasseh received land east of the Jordan as explained in Numbers 34:14-15. Numbers 34:1-13 provides a detailed description of the borders of the land allocated to the remaining tribes. The region is called "the Land of Canaan" (Eretz Kna'an) in Numbers 34:2 and the borders are known in Jewish tradition as the "borders for those coming out of Egypt". “The Twelve Tribes” redirects here. ... Reuben may refer to: People Ruben Zambrano,Basketball player for Houston Rockets]] Reuben, the first-born son of Jacob and the founder of the Tribe of Reuben mentioned in the Book of Genesis tried to save his brother. ... Gad can refer to: Gad (see Gad Guard), a metallic cube artifact that figures prominantly in the anime Gad Guard Gad (Bible character), the sixth son of Jacob as related in Genesis 29 - 30 Tribe of Gad, one of the Hebrew tribes founded by Gad GAD as a three-letter... This entry incorporates text from the public domain Eastons Bible Dictionary, originally published in 1897. ... The Book of Numbers is the fourth of the books of the Pentateuch, called in the Hebrew ba-midbar במדבר, i. ... The Book of Numbers is the fourth of the books of the Pentateuch, called in the Hebrew ba-midbar במדבר, i. ... Map of Canaan For other uses, see Canaan (disambiguation). ... The Book of Numbers is the fourth of the books of the Pentateuch, called in the Hebrew ba-midbar במדבר, i. ...


In Jewish tradition, Canaan was the son of Ham who with his descendents had seized the land from the descendents of Shem according to the Book of Jubilees. Jewish tradition thus refers to the region as Canaan during the period between the Flood and the Israelite settlement. Schweid sees Canaan as a geographical name, and Israel the spiritual name of the land: The uniqueness of the Land of Israel is thus "geo-theological" and not merely climatic. This is the land which faces the entrance of the spiritual world, that sphere of existence that lies beyond the physical world known to us through our senses. This is the key to the land's unique status with regard to prophecy and prayer, and also with regard to the commandments [2]. Thus, the re-naming of this land marks a change in religious status, the origin of the Holy Land concept. Numbers 34:1-13 uses the term Canaan strictly for the land west of the Jordan but Land of Israel is used in Jewish tradition to denote the entire land of the Israelites. The English expression "Promised Land" can denote either the land promised to Abraham in Genesis or the land of Canaan, although the latter meaning is more common. The Book of Jubilees expands and reworks material found in Genesis to Exodus 15. ... Map of Canaan For other uses, see Canaan (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Holy Land (disambiguation). ... The Book of Numbers is the fourth of the books of the Pentateuch, called in the Hebrew ba-midbar במדבר, i. ... Map of the Land of Israel as defined in the Bible The Promised Land (Hebrew: הארץ המובטחת, translit. ...


Ezekiel 47

Ezekiel 47:13-20 provides a post-exilic definition of borders. The definition in Ezekiel describes the Land of Israel which, according to Ezekiel's prophecy, is a repeat of the promised land with tribal allocations for Israel to return to after their captivity (Ezekiel was during the Babylonian captivity after the fall of Jerusalem in 597 and 586 BCE by Nebuchadnezzar). The definition is a reminder that both God's promise and desire for Israel was not canceled completely by the situation that led to captivity. The borders of the land described by the text in Ezekiel include the northern border of modern Lebanon, eastwards (the way of Hethlon) to Zedad and Hazar-enan in modern Syria; south by southwest to the area of Busra on the Syrian border (area of Hauran in Ezekiel); follows the Jordan River between the West Bank and the land of Gilead to Tamar (Ein Gedi) on the western shore of the Dead Sea; From Tamar to Meribah Kadesh (Kadesh Barnea), then along the Brook of Egypt (see debate below) to the Mediterranean Sea. Book Of Ezekiel is rapper Freekey Zekeys debut album and debut on Diplomat Records/Asylum. ... Nebuchadnezzar has several meanings: Nebuchadnezzar (also Nebuchadrezzar), the name of several kings of Babylonia: Nebuchadnezzar I of Babylon Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon, the best known of these kings, who conquered Aram and Israel. ... Bosra (alternative Bostra, Busrana, Bozrah, Bozra, Busra Eski Sham, Busra ash-Sham, Nova Trojana Bostra) is an ancient city in southern modern-day Syria. ... The Jordan River runs along the border between the West Bank and the Kingdom of Jordan Northern part of the Great Rift Valley as seen from space (NASA) The Jordan River Road sign In spring The Jordan River (Hebrew: נהר הירדן nehar hayarden, Arabic: نهر الأردن nahr al-urdun) is a river in Southwest... From the Scriptures, Gilead means hill of testimony or mound of witness, (Gen. ... Shulamit Fall at Nahal David Nahal Arugot An ibex at the Ein Gedi nature reserve Ein Gedi (עין גדי) is an oasis located on the east of the Dead Sea, close to Masada and the caves of Qumran. ... Kadesh (Hebrew: קָדֵשׁ), also known as Kadesh-Barnea (קָדֵשׁ בַּרְנֵעַ), was a place in the south of Ancient Israel. ... The Brook of Egypt (identified with the Wady el-Arish) is a desert stream on the borders of Egypt. ...


Hence, Numbers 34 and Ezekiel 47 define different but similar borders which include the whole of contemporary Lebanon, both the West Bank and the Gaza Strip and Israel except for the South Negev and Eilat. Small parts of Syria are also included. Hebrew אילת Founded in 1951 Government City (from 1959) District South Population 55,000 (2006) Jurisdiction 80,000 dunams (80 km²) Mayor Meir Yitzhak Halevi North Beach, Eilat, from southwest. ...


Other passages

Shorter descriptions of the Land of Israel are also found in Exodus 23:31, Deuteronomy 1:6-8, Deuteronomy 11:24 and Joshua 1:4.


From Dan to Beersheba

The common Biblical phrase used to refer to the territories actually settled by Israelites (as opposed to military expansions) is "from Dan to Beersheba" (or its variant "from Beersheba to Dan"), which occurs in the Biblical verses Judges 20:1, 1 Samuel 3:20, 2 Samuel 3:10, 2 Samuel 17:11, 2 Samuel 24:2, 2 Samuel 24:15, 1 Kings 4:25, 1 Chronicles 21:2, and 2 Chronicles 30:5. Look up Israelite in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Tel Dan is an area in upper Galilee in Northern Israel; fed by melt water from the snows of mount Hermon, it is well watered by streams and covered with lush vegetation that seems out of place amidst its arid surroundings. ... Beersheba (Hebrew: ‎, Beer Sheva, Arabic: ‎, Bir as-Sabi, Turkish: ) is the largest city in the Negev desert of southern Israel, often being referred to as the Capital of the Negev. ...


Points of debate

Brook of Egypt

The border with Egypt is given as the Nachal Mitzrayim (Brook of Egypt) in Numbers and Deuteronomy, as well as in Ezekiel. The traditional Jewish understanding of the term (as expressed in the commentaries of Rashi and Yehuda Halevi, as well as the Aramaic Targums,) is that it refers to the Nile, more precisely the Pelusian branch of the Nile Delta according to Halevi, a view supported by Egyptian and Assyrian texts. Later commentators identified it with the Wadi El-Arish, and the Besor has also been suggested in recent times. Genesis, however, gives the border with Egypt as Nahar Miztrayim. This is generally understood to be the Nile, nahar denoting a large river. If different from Nachal Mitzrayim, the Genesis verse includes a larger area of land westwards. A minority interpret Nahar Mitzrayim, together with Nachal Miztrayim, as a wadi as well. The Brook of Egypt (identified with the Wady el-Arish) is a desert stream on the borders of Egypt. ... A 16th-century depiction of Rashi Note: For the astrological concept, see Rashi - the signs. ... Yehuda Halevi, in full Yehuda ben Shemuel Ha-Levi, also Judah ha-Levi, or Judah ben Samuel Halevi (Hebrew: יהודה הלוי) (c. ... A targum (plural: targumim) is an Aramaic translation of the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh) written or compiled in the Land of Israel or in Babylonia from the Second Temple period until the early Middle Ages (late first millennium). ... For other uses, see Nile (disambiguation). ... Wadi alMujib, Jordan A wadi (Arabic: ) is traditionally a valley. ... El Arish (alternate spelling Al Arish) is an Egyptian city on the Mediterranean coast of the Sinai peninsula. ... Besor (meaning glad news, cheerful) is a river in ancient Palestine. ...


Southern border

The precise southern and eastern borders of the Land of Israel are also a subject of debate. Only the Red Sea and Euphrates are mentioned, which can be understood to mean that the whole Arabian peninsula is included as well. More reticent interpretations take the southern border to be a line from the mouth of the Euphrates to Eilat or a line of latitude from the mouth of the Gulf of Eilat. Still another view is that the Euphrates forms only a northern border and that the southern and eastern border extends from Eilat to an undetermined point on the Euphrates. Location of the Red Sea The Red Sea is an inlet of the Indian Ocean between Africa and Asia. ... For the song River Euphrates by the Pixies, see Surfer Rosa. ... Arabia redirects here. ... Sinai Peninsula, Gulf of Suez(west), Gulf of Aqaba(east) viewed from Space Shuttle STS-40. ...


Land of Hittites

Another point of debate for some religious scholars is the consistent reference to the inclusion of "the Land of the Hittites" within the borders. Some view the Hittites as one of the tribes that had settled in Canaan and was conquered by Joshua, while others refer to a greater empire that encompassed most of central Turkey. Relief of Suppiluliuma II, last known king of the Hittite Empire The Hittites were an ancient people from Kaneš who spoke an Indo-European language, and established a kingdom centered at Hattusa (Hittite URU) in north-central Anatolia from the 18th century BC. In the 14th century BC, the Hittite... Map of Canaan For other uses, see Canaan (disambiguation). ... Joshua, Jehoshuah or Yehoshua. ...


Land of Israel and State of Israel

This 1920 stamp, issued by the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, set a precedent for the wording of subsequent Mandate stamps.
This 1920 stamp, issued by the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, set a precedent for the wording of subsequent Mandate stamps.

During the British Mandate of Palestine, the name Eretz Yisrael (abbreviated א״י Aleph-Yod), was part of the official name of the territory, when written in Hebrew. The official name "(פלשתינה (א״י" (Palestina E"Y) was also minted on the mandate coins and early stamps (pictured). Some in the government of the British Mandate of Palestine wanted the name to be פלשתינה (Palestina) while the Yishuv wanted ארץ ישראל (Eretz Yisrael). The compromise eventually achieved was that the initials א"י would be written in brackets whenever פלשתינה is written. Consequently, in 20th century political usage, the term "Land of Israel" usually denotes only those parts of the land which came under the British mandate, i.e. the land currently controlled by the State of Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip, and sometimes also Transjordan (now the Kingdom of Jordan). This page is a candidate for speedy deletion, because: it is patent nonsense. ... Flag The approximate borders of the British Mandate circa 1922. ... Hebrew redirects here. ... Flag The approximate borders of the British Mandate circa 1922. ... Yishuv is a Hebrew word meaning settlement. ... The State of Israel (Hebrew: מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל, transliteration: ; Arabic: دَوْلَةْ اِسْرَائِيل, transliteration: ) is a country in the Middle East on the eastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea. ... Map of the territory of the British Mandate of Palestine The Emirate of Transjordan was an autonomous political division of the British Mandate of Palestine, created as an administrative entity in April 1921 before the Mandate came into effect. ... The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, commonly called Jordan, is a country in the Middle East. ...


The Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel commences by drawing a direct line from Biblical times to the present: David Ben Gurion (First Prime Minister of Israel) publicly pronouncing the Declaration of the State of Israel, May 14, 1948. ...

The Land of Israel was the birthplace of the Jewish people. Here their spiritual, religious and political identity was shaped. Here they first attained to statehood, created cultural values of national and universal significance and gave to the world the eternal Book of Books. After being forcibly exiled from their land, the people kept faith with it throughout their Dispersion and never ceased to pray and hope for their return to it and for the restoration in it of their political freedom.
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On 29 November 1947, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution calling for the establishment of a Jewish State in Eretz-Israel; the General Assembly required the inhabitants of Eretz-Israel to take such steps as were necessary on their part for the implementation of that resolution. This recognition by the United Nations of the right of the Jewish people to establish their State is irrevocable. For the musical collective, see Tanakh (band). ... Jewish-Roman War can refer to several revolts by the Jews of Judea against the Roman Empire: The First Jewish-Roman War (66–73 CE), sometimes called the First Jewish Revolt. ... The Jewish diaspora (Hebrew: Tefutzah, scattered, or Galut גלות, exile, Yiddish: tfutses), the Jewish presence outside of the Land of Israel is a result of the expulsion of the Jewish people out of their land, during the destruction of the First Temple, Second Temple and after the Bar Kokhba revolt. ... Freedom is the right, or the capacity, of self-determination, as an expression of the individual will. ... UN and U.N. redirect here. ... United Nations General Assembly The United Nations General Assembly is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations. ... Map showing the UN Partition Plan. ...

Land of Israel in Jewish law

According to Jewish law (halakha), some religious laws only apply to Jews living in the Land of Israel and some areas in Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria (which are thought to be part of Biblical Israel). These include agricultural laws such as the Shmita (Sabbatical year); tithing laws such as the Maaser Rishon (Levite tithe), Maaser sheni, and Maaser ani (poor tithe); charitable practices during farming, such as pe'ah; and laws regarding taxation. One popular source lists 26 of the 613 mitzvot as contingent upon the Land of Israel.[3] Laws and customs of the Land of Israel in Judaism are special Jewish laws, operative only in the Holy Land. ... Halakha (Hebrew: הלכה ; alternate transliterations include Halocho and Halacha), is the collective corpus of Jewish religious law, including biblical law (the 613 mitzvot) and later talmudic and rabbinic law, as well as customs and traditions. ... The Shemitah (in Hebrew: שְׁמִטָּה -- [Year of] Remission) or Sabbatical Year, promulgated in the Torah, is a practice of contemporary Orthodox Judaism with Biblical roots. ... The Maaser Rishon (first tithe) or Levite Tithe, also known as Terumat Hamaaser or simply Maaser, based on the Hebrew word eser (tenth), was the tithe of produce due the Levites from produce grown in the land of Israel. ... Maaser Sheni or second tithe} refers to a tithe of a tithe which Levites, who received Maaser Rishon, were obligated to give to Kohanim (Jewish priests) from the 10% tithe (the Maaser Rishon) on produce grown in the land of Israel. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Mitzvah מצוה is Hebrew for commandment (plural mitzvot; from צוה, tzavah - command). ...


Many of the laws which applied in ancient times are applied in the modern State of Israel; others have not been revived, since the State of Israel does not adhere to traditional Jewish law. However, certain parts of the current territory of the State of Israel, such as the Araba valley, are considered by some authorities to be outside the Land of Israel for purposes of Jewish law. According to these authorities, the religious laws do not apply there. [4] The State of Israel (Hebrew: מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל, transliteration: ; Arabic: دَوْلَةْ اِسْرَائِيل, transliteration: ) is a country in the Middle East on the eastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea. ... Mishpat Ivri (Hebrew for Hebrew law or Jewish/Hebrew jurisprudence.) In content, Mishpat Ivri refers to those aspects of Halakha (traditional Jewish law) that many in modern society generally consider relevant to non-religious or secular law. ...


Additionally according to some poskim, every Jew has an obligation to dwell in the Land of Israel, and may not leave except for specifically permitted reasons (e.g., to get married).[5] There are also many laws dealing with how to treat the Land itself. Posek (Hebrew פוסק, IPA: , pl. ...

Map of Eretz Israel in 1695 Amsterdam Haggada by Abraham Bar-Jacob.
Map of Eretz Israel in 1695 Amsterdam Haggada by Abraham Bar-Jacob.

Image File history File links 1695_Eretz_Israel_map_in_Amsterdam_Haggada_by_Abraham_Bar-Jacob. ... Image File history File links 1695_Eretz_Israel_map_in_Amsterdam_Haggada_by_Abraham_Bar-Jacob. ...

Books on the subject

  • The Land of Israel: According to the Covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and Jacob, By Alexander Keith, Published 1844, W. Whyte & Co.
  • The Land of Israel, By Robert Laird Stewart, Published 1899, Revell.
  • This Land of Israel, By Andreĭ Sedykh, Published 1967, Macmillan.
  • The Land of Israel: National Home Or Land of Destiny, By Eliezer Schweid, Translated by Deborah Greniman, Published 1985 Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, ISBN 0838632343.

See also

Map of the Middle East. ... A 2003 satellite image of the region. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Holy Land (disambiguation). ... Map of the Land of Israel as defined in the Bible The Promised Land (Hebrew: הארץ המובטחת, translit. ... Map of Canaan For other uses, see Canaan (disambiguation). ... Mythological King Davids Kingdom at the time of his death Greater Israel (also Complete Land of Israel, Hebrew: ‎, Eretz Yisrael Hashlemah[1][2]) is a term that denotes Biblical boundaries of the Land of Israel. ... Jewish history is the history of the Jewish people, faith, and culture. ... The Masoretic Text (MT) is the Hebrew text of the Jewish Bible (Tanakh). ...

Notes

  1. ^ Anita Shapira, 1992, 'Land and Power', ISBN 0-19-506104-7, p. ix
  2. ^ The Land of Israel: National Home Or Land of Destiny, By Eliezer Schweid, Translated by Deborah Greniman, Published 1985 Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, ISBN 0838632343, p.56.
  3. ^ p.xxxv, R. Yisrael Meir haKohen (Chofetz Chayim), The Concise Book of Mitzvoth. This version of the list was prepared in 1968.
  4. ^ http://www.ohryerushalayim.org.il/halacha_topic.php?id=59 Yeshivat Ohr Yerushalayim, Shmita
  5. ^ The Ramban's addition to the Rambam's Sefer HaMitzvot.
  • And I will set thy border from the Red Sea even unto the sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness unto the River; for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand; and thou shalt drive them out before thee.
  • And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying: ‘Command the children of Israel, and say unto them: When ye come into the land of Canaan, this shall be the land that shall fall unto you for an inheritance, even the land of Canaan according to the borders thereof. Thus your south side shall be from the wilderness of Zin close by the side of Edom, and your south border shall begin at the end of the Salt Sea eastward; and your border shall turn about southward of the ascent of Akrabbim, and pass along to Zin; and the goings out thereof shall be southward of Kadesh-barnea; and it shall go forth to Hazar-addar, and pass along to Azmon; and the border shall turn about from Azmon unto the Brook of Egypt, and the goings out thereof shall be at the Sea. And for the western border, ye shall have the Great Sea for a border; this shall be your west border. And this shall be your north border: from the Great Sea ye shall mark out your line unto mount Hor; from mount Hor ye shall mark out a line unto the entrance to Hamath; and the goings out of the border shall be at Zedad; and the border shall go forth to Ziphron, and the goings out thereof shall be at Hazar-enan; this shall be your north border. And ye shall mark out your line for the east border from Hazar-enan to Shepham; and the border shall go down from Shepham to Riblah, on the east side of Ain; and the border shall go down, and shall strike upon the slope of the sea of Chinnereth eastward; and the border shall go down to the Jordan, and the goings out thereof shall be at the Salt Sea; this shall be your land according to the borders thereof round about.’ And Moses commanded the children of Israel, saying: ‘This is the land wherein ye shall receive inheritance by lot, which the LORD hath commanded to give unto the nine tribes, and to the half-tribe; for the tribe of the children of Reuben according to their fathers’ houses, and the tribe of the children of Gad according to their fathers’ houses, have received, and the half-tribe of Manasseh have received, their inheritance; the two tribes and the half-tribe have received their inheritance beyond the Jordan at Jericho eastward, toward the sun-rising.’
  • The LORD our God spoke unto us in Horeb, saying: ‘Ye have dwelt long enough in this mountain; turn you, and take your journey, and go to the hill-country of the Amorites and unto all the places nigh thereunto, in the Arabah, in the hill-country, and in the Lowland, and in the South, and by the sea-shore; the land of the Canaanites, and Lebanon, as far as the great river, the river Euphrates. Behold, I have set the land before you: go in and possess the land which the LORD swore unto your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give unto them and to their seed after them.’
  • Every place whereon the sole of your foot shall tread shall be yours: from the wilderness, and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, even unto the hinder sea shall be your border.
  • From the wilderness, and this Lebanon, even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your border.

A sequence from the Book of Ezekiel provides a vision of borders in end times of a smaller region allocated to the 12 tribes in equal divisions west of the Jordan. Chofetz Chaim or Chafetz Chaim or Chafetz Chayim (meaning Seeker/Desire [of] Life in Hebrew חָפֵץ חַיִּים) is the name of an Orthodox Judaism rabbi, and the abbreviated name of a number of institutions mostly named for him or his magnum opus of the same name: Chafetz Chaim (rabbi) is... Ramban can refer to: Ramban (Jammu and Kashmir), town in Kashmir. ... Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon (Hebrew: רבי משה בן מיימון; Arabic: Mussa bin Maimun ibn Abdallah al-Kurtubi al-Israili; March 30, 1135—December 13, 1204), commonly known by his Greek name Maimonides, was a Jewish rabbi, physician, and philosopher. ... For other uses, see Genesis (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Nile (disambiguation). ... For the song River Euphrates by the Pixies, see Surfer Rosa. ... The Kenites or Kainites (in Hebrew, Kainim) were a tribe of the ancient Levant, possibly a branch of the Midianite nation. ... Kenizzite - The name of a tribe referred to in the covenant God made with Abraham (Genesis 15:19). ... Kadmonites: The name of a people inhabiting the land promised to Abraham in Genesis 15:19. ... The Hittites (also Hethites) and Children of Heth, translating Hebrew HTY and BNY-HT are the second of the eleven Canaanite nations in the Hebrew Bible. ... The Perizzites were an actual, specific group of people who lived in the Land of Promise (Palestine) for many generations, from the time of Abram (Gen. ... This entry incorporates text from Eastons Bible Dictionary, 1897, with some modernisation. ... For the language, see Amorite language. ... Map of Canaan For other uses, see Canaan (disambiguation). ... According to the Hebrew Bible the Jebusites (Hebrew יְבוּסִי, Standard Hebrew YÉ™vusi, Tiberian Hebrew Yəḇûsî) were a Canaänite tribe who inhabited the region around Jerusalem in pre-biblical times (second millennium BC). ... This article is about the second book in the Torah. ... Location of the Red Sea The Red Sea is an inlet of the Indian Ocean between Africa and Asia. ... Map showing the location of Philistine land and cities of Gaza, Ashdod, and Ashkelon Map of the southern Levant, c. ... The Book of Numbers is the fourth of the books of the Pentateuch, called in the Hebrew ba-midbar במדבר, i. ... Moses with the Tablets, 1659, by Rembrandt This article is about the Biblical figure. ... In West African folklore, the Zin are water spirits that live in the Niger River. ... Edomite redirects here. ... This entry incorporates text from Eastons Bible Dictionary, 1897, with some modernisation. ... Kadesh (Hebrew: קָדֵשׁ), also known as Kadesh-Barnea (קָדֵשׁ בַּרְנֵעַ), was a place in the south of Ancient Israel. ... The Brook of Egypt (identified with the Wady el-Arish) is a desert stream on the borders of Egypt. ... The Mediterranean Sea is an intercontinental sea positioned between Europe to the north, Africa to the south and Asia to the east, covering an approximate area of 2. ... Plan of the tomb of king Hor Birth Name: Hor Throne Name: Auibre Hor was an Egyptian king of the 13th Dynasty. ... Hama is a province of Syria with currently approximately 350,000 inhabitants. ... This entry incorporates text from Eastons Bible Dictionary, 1897, with some modernisation. ... Préfecture building of the Ain département, in Bourg-en-Bresse Ain is a département named after the Ain River on the eastern edge of France bordering Switzerland. ... Gennesaret (a garden of riches) was a town of Naphtali, called Chinnereth (Joshua 19:35), sometimes in the plural form Chinneroth (Joshua 11:2). ... This article is about the Jordan River in western Asia. ... The Dead Sea (Hebrew: ‎, , Sea of Salt; Arabic: , , Dead Sea) is a salt lake between the West Bank and Israel to the west, and Jordan to the east. ... Reuben may refer to: People Ruben Zambrano,Basketball player for Houston Rockets]] Reuben, the first-born son of Jacob and the founder of the Tribe of Reuben mentioned in the Book of Genesis tried to save his brother. ... This entry incorporates text from the public domain Eastons Bible Dictionary, originally published in 1897. ... The Taking of Jericho, by Jean Fouquet Near central Jericho, November 1996 Jericho (Arabic  , Hebrew  , ʼArīḥā; Standard YÉ™riḥo Tiberian YÉ™rîḫô / YÉ™rîḥô; meaning fragrant.[1] Greek Ἱεριχώ) is a town in Palestine, located within the Jericho Governorate, near the Jordan River. ... The Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST, internally called HT-7U) is a project being undertaken to construct an experimental superconducting tokamak magnetic fusion energy reactor in Hefei, the capital city of Anhui Province, in eastern China. ... Deuteronomy (Greek deuteronomium, second, from to deuteronomium touto, this second law, pronounced ) is the fifth book of the Torah of the Hebrew bible and the Old Testament. ... Cloudbreak over Wadi Araba, Jordan. ... Deuteronomy (Greek deuteronomium, second, from to deuteronomium touto, this second law, pronounced ) is the fifth book of the Torah of the Hebrew bible and the Old Testament. ... The Book of Joshua is the sixth book in both the Hebrew Tanakh and the Old Testament of the Christian Bible. ... Book Of Ezekiel is rapper Freekey Zekeys debut album and debut on Diplomat Records/Asylum. ...

  • Thus saith the Lord GOD: ‘This shall be the border, whereby ye shall divide the land for inheritance according to the twelve tribes of Israel, Joseph receiving two portions. And ye shall inherit it, one as well as another, concerning which I lifted up My hand to give it unto your fathers; and this land shall fall unto you for inheritance. And this shall be the border of the land: on the north side, from the Great Sea, by the way of Hethlon, unto the entrance of Zedad; Hamath, Berothah, Sibraim, which is between the border of Damascus and the border of Hamath; Hazer-hatticon, which is by the border of Hauran. And the border from the sea shall be Hazar-enon at the border of Damascus, and on the north northward is the border of Hamath. This is the north side. And the east side, between Hauran and Damascus and Gilead, and the land of Israel, by the Jordan, from the border unto the east sea shall ye measure. This is the east side. And the south side southward shall be from Tamar as far as the waters of Meriboth-kadesh, to the Brook, unto the Great Sea. This is the south side southward. And the west side shall be the Great Sea, from the border as far as over against the entrance of Hamath. This is the west side.


Book Of Ezekiel is rapper Freekey Zekeys debut album and debut on Diplomat Records/Asylum. ... Hauran, also Hawran or Houran, (Arabic: ‎, transliteration: ) is the southern region of modern-day Syria. ... The Dead Sea (Hebrew: ‎, , Sea of Salt; Arabic: , , Dead Sea) is a salt lake between the West Bank and Israel to the west, and Jordan to the east. ...


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