In the media we hear much about the fact that the ‘Jews’ occupy the land of Palestine and
that it does not belong to Israel at all. The Jews will state that it has always been theirs,
it was given to their Father, Abraham. The Arab nations will also state that Abraham is
their father and so the land is theirs. The Christians, over the centuries have tried to claim
it for Christendom.
But to whom does it really belong? And what of Jerusalem?
In order to answer this age old question we need to go to the most ancient manuscripts,
these being the Torah, the first five books of the Old Testament.
Exodus 3:7-8 The LORD said, "I have indeed seen the misery of my people in
Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am
concerned about their suffering. So I have come down to rescue them from the
hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and
spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey--the home of the Canaanites,
Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites.
Numbers 13:27-29 They gave Moses this account: "We went into the land to
which you sent us, and it does flow with milk and honey! Here is its fruit. But the
people who live there are powerful, and the cities are fortified and very large. We
even saw descendants of Anak there. The Amalekites live in the Negev; the
Hittites, Jebusites and Amorites live in the hill country; and the Canaanites live
near the sea and along the Jordan."
Both of these passages, taken from the Torah (NIV Bible used here) clearly show the land
that God has given to the nation of Israel, if one takes a map and sees where these
ancient tribes lived, it is clearly the land of Israel and GOD has given it to them as their
The Biblical truth is that they have never occupied ALL the land that
God gave them.
Scripture verses quoted are from the New International Version