Hatikva- Israeli national anthem. The Holocaust and Second World War had ended. Surviving Jews, of both, began their journey to their covenant home land of Israel. The fulfillment of Isaiah 66:7-8 had occurred, with the re-establishment of Israel occurring in one day. On May 14, 1948, Israel was granted statehood by the United Nations. The eternal covenant promises of God to Israel are yet to be fulfilled, per the following link: http://christinprophecy.org/articles/the-jews-in-end-time-bible-prophecy/
This article discusses the history of Israel. It goes back to the year of Israel’s exodus from Egypt, which took place in 1446 B.C. The Israelites had been living under bondage in Egypt for more than 400 years. Suddenly, they found themselves dwelling in the wilderness, being led by Moses who is considered by Jews to be a prophet of God to Israel. The account of the exodus of Israel from Egypt is provided in the following link: http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/1663/jewish/The-Exodus.htm
An account of the time that the Israelites spent in Egypt is provided in the following link:
Moses died in the year of 1406 B.C. His successor was Joshua, who led the Israelites across the Jordan River into the Promised land of Canaan in the year of 1406 B.C. The story of Joshua’s leadership of the Israelites is provided in the following link: http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/111849/jewish/Joshua.htm
The history of the Israelites, from their entry into Canaan, until their exile in 586 B.C., is provided in the following link: http://bibleresources.americanbible.org/resource/from-joshua-to-the-exile-the-people-of-israel-in-the-promised-land
The Israelites believed that they were “God’s chosen people.” They believed that God spoke to Moses, and that God’s Words of His national election of Israel were written by Moses in the Jewish writings (Deuteronomy 7:6, of the Tanakh, 1451 B.C.). The Israelites heard the Words of God that were spoken to Moses by God, as they were spoken by Moses to the Israelites while they were in the wilderness between Egypt and Canaan. The Israelites also saw God’s hand of protection and provision while they were living in the wilderness for forty years. See the following link for the words of Deuteronomy 7:6 of: The Book of D’varim (Deuteronomy): Chapter 7, of the Torah – Pentateuch: of the Tanakh. http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/d-varim-deuteronomy-chapter-7
The Jews believed, and still believe, that they were chosen by God to bring the Messiah into the world. God’s chosen people have been known as Hebrews, Israelites and Jews, per the following link: http://www.jewfaq.org/whoisjew.htm
God repeated His choice of Israel, through His words to the Jewish prophet Amos (762-752 B.C.), as follows:
Amos 3:2a New American Standard Bible (NASB)
“You only have I chosen among all the families of the earth”
It was through the Jewish prophet, Zechariah, that God announced a warning to the nations which harm His chosen people, Israel, as follows:
Zechariah 2:8 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) (520 B.C.)
“For the Lord of Hosts says this: “He has sent Me for His glory against the nations who are plundering you, for anyone who touches you touches the pupil of His eye.”
In the Bible, Jews were called Hebrews or Children of Israel. The terms “Jew” and “Judaism” come from the name of the tribe of Judah.
The Jews also believed that they were chosen by God to live in the land of Canaan, as was spoken by God to Abraham, Issac and Jacob (Genesis 12:1-3; Genesis 17:22; Genesis 26:3-5, 24; Genesis 27:28-29; Genesis 28:14-15). The books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy were written by Moses. Jews believe that God spoke the words of those books to Moses (Documented in notes by Dr. Charles C. Ryrie, Dallas Theological Seminary). The following link describes Canaan as being the land that God had promised to the Jews. http://www.jewfaq.org/israel.htm
The Promised Land
The history of the Jewish people begins with Abraham, and the story of Abraham begins when G-d tells him to leave his homeland, promising Abraham and his descendants a new home in the land of Canaan. (Gen. 12). This is the land now known as Israel, named after Abraham’s grandson, whose descendants are the Jewish people. The land is often referred to as the Promised Land because of G-d’s repeated promise (Gen. 12:7, 13:15, 15:18, 17:8) to give the land to the descendants of Abraham.
It is important to know that Jews wrote and maintained the books of the Tanakh. Christians refer to those writings as being the Old Testament of the Bible. The following information provides information on the Tenakh: http://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/hebrew-bible/
Hebrew Bible: Torah, Prophets and Writings (Extracted from the above link)
The Bible, also known as Tanakh, is the founding document of the Jews.
The Hebrew Bible, also known as Mikra (“what is read”) or TaNaKh, an acronym referring to the traditional Jewish division of the Bible into Torah (Teaching), Nevi’im (Prophets), and Ketuvim (Writings), is the founding document of the people of Israel, describing its origins, history and visions of a just society.
Consider the promised land of Israel, the covenant seed of Abraham.
According to Genesis 15:18 and Joshua 1:4, the land God gave to Israel included everything from the Nile River in Egypt to Lebanon (south to north) and everything from the Mediterranean Sea to the Euphrates River (west to east). So, what land has God stated belongs to Israel? All of the land modern Israel currently possesses, plus all of the land of the Palestinians (the West Bank and Gaza), plus some of Egypt and Syria, plus all of Jordan, plus some of Saudi Arabia and Iraq. Israel currently possesses only a fraction of the land God has promised. (Above extracted from https://www.gotquestions.org/Israel-land.html)
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