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Map of the Land of Israel as defined in the Bible

The Promised Land (Hebrew: הארץ המובטחת, translit.: ha-Aretz ha-Muvtachat) is another name for the Land of Israel. According to the Bible, the land was promised by God as an everlasting possession to the descendants of the Hebrew patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: 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. ... Hebrew redirects here. ... Transliteration is the practice of transcribing a word or text written in one writing system into another writing system. ... The Land of Israel (Hebrew: אֶרֶץ יִשְׂרָאֵל, Masoretic: ʼẸretz YiÅ›rāēl, Hebrew Academy: Éreẓ Yisrael, Yiddish: ) is the divinely ordained and given territory by God as an eternal inheritance to the Jewish people. ... This Gutenberg Bible is displayed by the United States Library. ... This article is about philosophical term. ... This article discusses the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... The word Hebrew most likely means to cross over, referring to the Semitic people crossing over the Euphrates River. ... The Patriarchs, known as the Avot in Hebrew, are Abraham, his son Isaac and his grandson Jacob. ... Ώ // ---- Insert non-formatted text here]] 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. ...

Abraham "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. The land of the Kenites, Kenizzites, Kadmonites; the Chitties, Perizzites, Refaim; the Emorites, Canaanites, Girgashites and Yevusites." (Genesis 15:18-21) 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. ... 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... 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. ... Canaanite can describe anything pertaining to Canaan: in particular, its languages and inhabitants. ... The Girgashites The Girgashites were descendants of Canaan, son of Ham, son of Noah. ... Jebus redirects here. ... For other uses, see Genesis (disambiguation). ...

Isaac "To you and your descendants I give this land." (Genesis 26:3)

Jacob "The ground upon which you are lying I give to you and your descendants." (Genesis 28:13)

Moses "I made a pact with them to give them the land of Canaan.” (Exodus 6:4) // [[Image:]] Map of Canaan For other uses, see Canaan (disambiguation). ... This article is about the second book in the Torah. ...

"Now Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, which is opposite Jericho. And the LORD showed him all the land, Gilead as far as Dan, and all Naphtali and the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah as far as the Western Sea, and the Negev and the plain in the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, as far as Zoar. Then the LORD said to him, "This is the land which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, 'I will give it to your descendants'; I have let you see with your eyes, but you shall not go over there." (Deuteronomy 34:1-4)

Joshua "Now it came about after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, that the LORD spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' servant, saying, "Moses My servant is dead; now therefore arise, cross this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them, to the sons of Israel. "Every place on which the sole of your foot treads, I have given it to you, just as I spoke to Moses. "From the wilderness and this Lebanon, even as far as the great river, the River Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and as far as the Great Sea toward the setting of the sun will be your territory. "No man will stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I have been with Moses, I will be with you; I will not fail you or forsake you. "Be strong and courageous, for you shall give this people possession of the land which I swore to their fathers to give them." (Joshua 1:1-6) Moses with the Tablets, 1659, by Rembrandt This article is about the Biblical figure. ... Moab (Hebrew: מוֹאָב, Standard Tiberian  ; Greek Μωάβ ; Arabic مؤاب, Assyrian Muaba, Maba, Maab ; Egyptian Muab) is the historical name for a mountainous strip of land in modern-day Jordan running along the eastern shore of the Dead Sea. ... The Brazen Serpent sculpture Mount Nebo (Arabic: جبل نيبو; transliterated: Jabal Nebo) is an elevated ridge that is approximately 817 metres (2680 feet) above sea level, in what is now western Jordan. ... 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. ... Tribe of Dan was also a band from the mid 1990s. ... The Hebrew Tribe of Naphtali (My wrestling), was founded by Naphtali, son of Jacob. ... Tribe of Ephraim (Hebrew: אֶפְרַיִם / אֶפְרָיִם , Standard Efráyim Tiberian / ; double fruitfulness) took precedence over that of Manasseh by virtue of Jacobs blessing (Gen. ... The Tribe of Manasseh (Hebrew alphabet מְנַשֶּׁה, Samaritan Hebrew Manatch, Standard Hebrew MÉ™naÅ¡Å¡e, Tiberian Hebrew MÉ™naÅ¡Å¡eh: from נשני naššānî who makes to forget) is one of the Hebrew tribes, which the Bible says was founded by Manasseh, the son of Joseph. ... The Tribe of Judah (Hebrew: יְהוּדָה, Praise; Standard Hebrew , Tiberian Hebrew ) is one of the Hebrew tribes, founded by Judah, son of Jacob(Israel). ... Mediterranean redirects here. ... :For the light machine gun see IMI Negev. ... 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. ... Genera Many; see list of Arecaceae genera Arecaceae or Palmae (also known by the name Palmaceae, which is taxonomically invalid. ... 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. ... Joshua, Jehoshuah or Yehoshua. ... Nun, in the Hebrew Bible, was a man from the Tribe of Ephraim, grandson of Ammihud, son of Elishama, and father of Joshua. ... 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. ... The Euphrates (the traditional Greek name for the river, which is in Old Persian Ufrat, Aramaic Prâth/Frot, in Arabic Al-Furat الفرات, in Turkish Fırat and in ancient Assyrian language Pu-rat-tu) is the westernmost of the two great rivers that define Mesopotamia (Bethnahrin in Aramaic), the... 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. ... Mediterranean redirects here. ... The Book of Joshua is the sixth book in both the Hebrew Tanakh and the Old Testament of the Christian Bible. ...

Christian use

The concept is frequently used symbolically by Christians, especially in hymnody, as a reference to Heaven, or to a new land, such as North America, colonized by the Pilgrims, or South Africa, colonized by the Dutch-descended Afrikaners.[citation needed] Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Christianity is... For other uses, see Hymn (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Heaven (disambiguation). ... North America North America is a continent [1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... This article is about a particular group of seventeenth-century European colonists of North America. ... This article is about the Southern African ethnic group. ...

In Israeli politics

Zionism from its inception has made extensive use of the "Promised land" concept, such use incongruously made even by Zionist leaders who were themselves secularists. After the Six Day War in 1967, the term has become highly controversial, extensively used by nationalists seeking to retain Israeli rule in all the territories captured in that war. This article is about Zionism as a movement, not the History of Israel. ... The 1967 Arab-Israeli War, also known as the Six-Day War or June War, was fought between Israel and its Arab neighbors Egypt, Jordan, and Syria. ...

In reaction, Israeli Left-wingers started to explicitly and vehemently reject the "Promised land" concept, with all that it entails. A verse by the controversial poet and playwright Hanoch Levin that is sometimes read aloud at demonstrations and rallies of the Israeli peace movement declares, "But I am no grain of sand on the seashore/And it is not my job to fulfill God's promises to Abraham". Hanoch Levin (December 18, 1943 - August 18, 1999), in Hebrew חנוך לוין, was an Israeli playwright, theater director, poet, and author. ... The Israeli peace camp is a collection of political and non-political movements which desire to promote peace, mainly with the Arab neighbours of Israel (the Palestinians, Syria and Lebanon) and encourage co-existence with the Arab citizens of Israel. ...

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Pennsylvania State Parks - Promised Land - PA DCNR (2256 words)
Promised Land State Park is in Pike County, 10 miles north of Canadensis, along PA 390.
The land that became Promised Land State Park was hunting grounds for the Minsi Tribe of the Wolf Clan of the Lenni-Lenape Indians (Delaware).
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania purchased the land in 1902.
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