Applies Only to Descendants of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and their
Descendants, Not to Jews Per Se
If you read the following quotations
from the Bible, which include all the verses that deal with the
"Promise Land," you will realize that God has promised the Holy Land
descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Israel). The promise was literally
given to their descendants, not to the followers of any specific
religion. These descendants, today, are the Muslims, Christians, or
Jews who have been associated with the Holy Land for thousands of
years. Most Eastern European and Russian Jews, for example, are
descendants of people who converted to Judaism starting from the
eighth century. Therefore, the promise does not apply to them because
they are not descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. However, the
promise applies to descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob who
followed Jesus Christ and became the Christians of the Holy Land. The
promise also applies to those Christians who, later, followed the
message of Islam and became Muslims of the Holy Land. Thus, God's
promise is for Jews, Christians, and Muslims of the Holy Land, not for
other followers of these three great religions.
Anyone who believes in God knows that
if God promises something, He fulfils His promise. The Holly Land has
been inhabited uninterruptedly by Muslims for over1400 years, by
Christians for over 2000 years, and by Jews for over than that. These
are the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob that the promise was
made to. There should be clear distinction between descendants and
followers of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
The importance of this fact is to dispel the
prevalent myth among Jewish and Christian fundamentalists that the
Holy Land was promised by God to Jews per se, as followers of Judaism,
which has never been the case. This myth has been used for more than a
century to support the establishment of Israel on the expense of the
Palestinian people, then to support the aggressive and oppressive
policies of the Zionist Israeli government against Palestinians in
particular and against Arabs and Muslims in general.
Look at the related Bible verses
yourself. You can do that by searching the words "promise land" in the
bible, using the following website:
In case you don't want to do the
research by yourself, here are the results. Look at all the quotes,
and you will find that the following 25 Bible verses state that the
Holy Land was promised to the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and
Jacob, not to Jews, Christians, or Muslims per se.
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"The Lord , the
God of heaven, who brought me out of my father's household and my
native land and who spoke to me and promised me on oath,
saying, 'To your offspring
[ 24:7 Or [ seed ] ] I will give this land'-he will send
his angel before you so that you can get a wife for my son from there.
I am with you and
will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this
land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have
Then Joseph said
to his brothers, "I am about to die. But God will surely come to your
aid and take you up out of this land to the land he
promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob."
And I have
promised to bring you up out of your misery in Egypt into the
land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites
and Jebusites-a land flowing with milk and honey.'
When you enter the
land that the Lord will give you as he promised, observe
"After the Lord
brings you into the land of the Canaanites and gives it to you,
as he promised on oath to you and your forefathers,
servants Abraham, Isaac and Israel, to whom you swore by your own
self: 'I will make your descendants
as numerous as the stars in the sky and I will give your descendants
all this land I promised them, and it will be their
inheritance forever.' "
Then the Lord said
to Moses, "Leave this place, you and the people you brought up out of
Egypt, and go up to the land I promised on oath to
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, saying, 'I will give it to your
Did I conceive
all these people? Did I give them birth? Why do you tell me to carry
them in my arms, as a nurse carries an infant, to the land you
promised on oath to their forefathers?
'The Lord was not
able to bring these people into the land he promised
them on oath; so he slaughtered them in the desert.'
not one of them
will ever see the land I promised on oath to their
forefathers. No one who has treated me with contempt will ever see it.
have not followed me wholeheartedly, not one of the men twenty years
old or more who came up out of Egypt will see the land I
promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob-
Hear, O Israel,
and be careful to obey so that it may go well with you and that you
may increase greatly in a land flowing with milk and honey,
just as the Lord , the God of your fathers, promised you.
Do what is
right and good in the Lord 's sight, so that it may go well with you
and you may go in and take over the good land that the Lord
promised on oath to your forefathers,
But he brought
us out from there to bring us in and give us the land that he
promised on oath to our forefathers.
Be careful to
follow every command I am giving you today, so that you may live and
increase and may enter and possess the land that the Lord
promised on oath to your forefathers.
country from which you brought us will say, 'Because the Lord was not
able to take them into the land he had promised them,
and because he hated them, he brought them out to put them to death in
No man will
be able to stand against you. The Lord your God, as he promised
you, will put the terror and fear of you on the whole land,
wherever you go.
If the Lord
your God enlarges your territory, as he promised on oath to
your forefathers, and gives you the whole land he promised
from heaven, your holy dwelling place, and bless your people Israel
and the land you have given us as you promised on oath
to our forefathers, a land flowing with milk and honey."
Write on them
all the words of this law when you have crossed over to enter the
land the Lord your God is giving you, a land flowing with
milk and honey, just as the Lord , the God of your fathers,
When I have
brought them into the land flowing with milk and honey, the
land I promised on oath to their forefathers, and when they
eat their fill and thrive, they will turn to other gods and worship
them, rejecting me and breaking my covenant.
And when many
disasters and difficulties come upon them, this song will testify
against them, because it will not be forgotten by their descendants. I
know what they are disposed to do, even before I bring them into the
land I promised them on oath."
The Lord gave
this command to Joshua son of Nun: "Be strong and courageous, for you
will bring the Israelites into the land I promised them
on oath, and I myself will be with you."
Then the Lord
said to him, "This is the land I promised on oath to
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob when I said, 'I will give it to your
descendants.' I have let you see it with your eyes, but you will not
cross over into it."