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“The Land of Israel” – Corrected

This article is a corrected response to a Facebook post about “The Land of Israel”.  We’ve not corrected the dates, just the theological errors. Corrections and clarifications are underlined

1900 BC:

Abraham chosen by God as the Father of the Jewish Nation many nations (Gen 17:4-5; Rom 4:17-18).

1900 BC:

Isaac, Abraham’s son, rules over Israel. → Was one of 2 sons, both of whom would fulfill the “many nations” physical promise (Gen 17:20). He did not “rule over Israel” because Israel didn’t exist until after his son Jacob would be born, and even then, it wasn’t a land because it referred to a people.

1850 BC:

Jacob, son of Issac, rules over Israel → which wasn’t a land, he ruled over Israel – a people, meaning, his name was changed to Israel and **he ruled over his own family** – Gen. 37:1 specifically states that he dwelt in the land of Canaan where his father was a stranger, not ruled over the land of Israel.

1400 BC:

Moses leads the people out of Egypt and back to IsraelCanaan (Numbers 13:17)

1010 BC:

King David unites the 12 tribes into one nation.

970 BC:

King Solomon, son of David, builds the first temple structure in Jerusalem

930 BC:

Israel is divided into two kingdoms, the Kingdom of Israel and the Kingdom of Judah.

800s BC:

The rise of the prophets, God’s messengers. [We’ll let this one slide]

722 BC:

Kingdom of Israel is conquered by Assyrians.

605 BC:

Kingdom Judah is conquered by the Babylonians.

586 BC:

Solomon’s Temple is destroyed by the Babylonians.

539 BC:

Persians conquer the Babylonians and take control of Israel.

538 BC:

The Jewspeople of Israel (i.e. born of Jacob – 12 tribes, not just those of Judah) – Ezra 2:2 & 2:70

…return to Israel from exile → as a vassal state to be ruled over by other kingdoms.

520 BC:

The Temple is rebuilt → fulfilling a portion of Daniel’s prophecy which means the final clock to the Messiah was ticking

450 BC:

Reforms made by Ezra and Nehemiah.

433 BC:

Malachi is the end of the prophetic ageOld Testament Prophets – Jesus referred to John as the greatest prophet

432 BC:

The last group of JewsIsraelites

…return from exile.

333 BC:

The Greeks conquer the Persian empire.

323 BC:

The Egyptian and Syrian empire take over Israel.

167 BC:

Hasmoneans recapture Israel, and the Jews are ruled independently.

70 BC:

Romans conquer Israel.

20 BC:

King Herod builds the “third” templerenovated the 2nd temple, preparing it for the fulfilling of Malachi’s prophecy “And the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to His temple, Even the Messenger of the covenant” – it was completely fulfilled when Jesus was Baptized, the Holy Spirit manifested (spiritual fulfillment) and then he went to the temple, made a whip, and drove out the merchandisers in the temple (earthly fulfillment)

6 BC:

Jesus Christ is born in Bethlehem

70 AD:

Romans destroy the temple

After that, the people were captives to the Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, and Crusaders. Through all of these events, the Jewish → and Arab

…people continued to live in Israel. There were more or less of them, depending on the centuries, but there was never a time when the Jews didn’t live in the land. → or Arabs… remember they lived there, too.

…They stayed, they built their communities, they raised their families, practiced their faith and they suffered at the hands of many outside rulers, but they always kept their faith → their faith to reject Messiah, and that there would be a real Messiah besides the criminal, Jesus of Nazareth, because this Jesus had told them that the kingdom would be taken from them and given to another.  The funny thing is, most people miss that Israel was a ROMAN kingdom, and didn’t belong to the religious Jesus haters at all – the Israel Jesus was talking about (and the Israel Paul taught about) was the Israel of true faith in God which rests and remains SOLELY in Christ.

… It is what sustains them, even now. → Yes, just as stiff-necked as always – Luke 19:26-28

May 1948 BC:

the UN  established the State of Israel, the nation of Jews. → did not directly establish the nation of Israel in 1948. On November 29, 1947, the UN General Assembly adopted Resolution 181, which **recommended** the partition of Palestine into separate Jewish **and Arab states**, with Jerusalem as an international city. This was rejected by the Arabs (10% of whom, by the way, were Christian at the time – which has dwindled to 2% these days because Christians are being driven out of the land – take heed who you are rooting for)

Don’t buy the Palestinian lies that they are  anyone except Jesus is entitled to the land see Matthew 5:5; 2 Corinthians 2:1; Matthew 20:18-20. It simply is not true. Through the **finished** work of Christ  Yahweh will also provide has provided a way for his chosen all people to live in the Israel born from above, as He has for thousands of years. Until this is accepted, the unbelieving Jews, unbelieving Arabs, and all manner of worldly thinking people continue to fulfill the words of James 4:1-3

Posted by: Raymond García of

Julesburg, Colorado USA

Corrected by Irenaeus of Silencing Truth

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