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Feb
27

The Bible and the Land – 10 The New Testament and the Land

  A Christian theology of the land must ask: How did the New Testament read the Old Testament? This is indeed a very important question when it comes to a Christian theology of the land. As a Palestinian Christian, I am dumbfounded by how many Christians read the promises of the land to Israel as […]

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Feb
26

The Bible and the Land – 9 The Land in the Old Testament: Universal and Inclusive

  What is the Promised Land? Why a particular land? These are questions that we have already discussed. They led us to conclude that the Land in the Old Testament has always had a universal dimension, and points toward expansion of the land and the inclusion of new “families” and new “lands” into the family […]

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Nov
21

The Bible and the Land – 8 Why a Land?

The Bible and the Land – 8 Why a Land? Have you ever asked yourself: “Why did God promised Abraham and his descendants a land, to begin with?” Really, think with me: why didn’t God simply tell Abraham to wonder around in the universe and preach the message of the living God? Why was the […]

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Nov
13

The Bible and the Land – 7 Who is Israel in the Bible?

Many Christians simply assume that the modern state of Israel is a direct continuation of the Israel of the Bible, and that the Jews of today are the direct descendants of Abraham. As such, the Abrahamic covenant, which included the promise of the land, is still valid and applies to modern Israel. Furthermore, the promise […]

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Sep
15

The Bible and the Land – 6 Land Confiscation

Land Confiscation   Imagine working hard for years and saving money to purchase a piece of land to secure your future and the future of your children, only for an occupying army to arrive in this land and confiscate it by force for the use of the “empire”. In Palestine, this is not imagination. This […]

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Sep
08

The Bible and the Land – 5 The Land and Justice

The Land and Justice By Rev. Dr. Munther Isaac Justice matters to God! I am amazed how often this concept is missing in many Christian theology and mission books. It is missing from the teaching and preaching of the church, and this is indeed sad! The Bible speaks a lot about justice. I mean a […]

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Sep
07

The Bible and the Land – 4 Eternal Possession?

Eternal Possession? When the Bible claims that something is to last forever, then surely this means it will last forever, right? Any Bible-believing Christian who reads the Bible literally must know so. But is it so? Does “forever” in the Bible always mean forever? As in never-ending? One example from the Old Testament is sufficient […]

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Sep
01

The and Bible and the Land – 3 The Land and the Covenant

The Land and the Covenant Whenever I am in a debate or discussion on the theology of the land, I almost always get the question: “But aren’t the promises of land eternal and unconditional?” This is an assumption shared by many Christians, but usually without considering the full consequences of such a statement. If this […]

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Jun
16
Jun
16

The Bible and the Land – 1 Whose Land is it Anyway?

Whose Land is it Anyway? By Rev. Dr. Munther Isaac When it comes to the question of “the Bible and the land,” we must begin with the question: “Whose land is it?” This is a simple yet immensely significant question. You get this wrong, and you get the rest of the story wrong. And the [...]
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