What is Promised Land?

Promised Land

The Promised Land (Hebrew: הארץ המובטחת‎, translit.: Ha'Aretz HaMuvtahat) is the land promised or given by God, according to the Tanakh (the Hebrew Bible), to the Israelites, the descendants of Jacob. The promise is first made to Abraham (Genesis 15:18-21) and then renewed to his son Isaac, and to Isaac's son Jacob (Genesis 28:13), Abraham's grandson. The promised land was described in terms of the territory from the River of Egypt to the Euphrates river (Exodus 23:31) and was given to their descendants after the Exodus. (Deuteronomy 1:8)

Read more about Promised Land.

Some articles on Promised Land:

Lou Fellingham - Album Releases - Promised Land
... Fellingham released her second solo album, Promised Land in May 2008 ... "pastoral" album, Fellingham considers Promised Land to be more evangelistic, saying, "It speaks of God's people, the journey we're on, the power of the Gospel and our future, with Jesus, in Heaven." ...
The Promised Land (novel)
... The Promised Land (orig ... Set in Łódź, The Promised Land tells the story of three close friends and ruthless young industrialists a Pole, a German, and a Jew struggling to build their own factory in the heartless world of the late ... "For that land people were born ...
Bill T. Jones - Career
... PBS’s “Great Performances” Series (Fever Swamp and Last Supper at Uncle Tom’s Cabin/The Promised Land) and “Alive from Off Center” (Untitled) ... Jones Dancing to the Promised Land, that documents the creation of Jones’s Last Supper at Uncle Tom’s Cabin/The Promised Land and guides us through the life, work, and creative process of Jones and the Bill T ...
Promised Land - Descendants of Abraham
... Traditional Jewish interpretation, and that of most Christian commentators, define Abraham's descendants as Abraham's seed only through his son Isaac and his grandson Jacob, to the exclusion of Ishmael and Esau ... This may however reflect an eisegesis or reconstruction of primary verses based on the later biblical emphasis of Jacob's descendants ...
The Twelve Spies - About The Spies
... God had promised the Israelites that they would be able to conquer the land with its incumbent Canaanite nations ... Moses instructed the spies to report back on the agriculture and lay of the land ... them and led them to believe that the Israelites would not be able to conquer the land as God had promised ...

More definitions of "Promised Land":

  • (noun): The goal towards which Christians strive.
  • (noun): An ancient country is southwestern Asia on the east coast of the Mediterranean; a place of pilgrimage for Christianity and Islam and Judaism.
    Synonyms: Palestine, Canaan, Holy Land

Famous quotes containing the words land and/or promised:

    The mode of clearing and planting is to fell the trees, and burn once what will burn, then cut them up into suitable lengths, roll into heaps, and burn again; then, with a hoe, plant potatoes where you can come at the ground between the stumps and charred logs; for a first crop the ashes suffice for manure, and no hoeing being necessary the first year. In the fall, cut, roll, and burn again, and so on, till the land is cleared; and soon it is ready for grain, and to be laid down.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    No one ever promised me it would be easy and it’s not. But I also get many rewards from seeing my children grow, make strong decisions for themselves, and set out on their own as independent, strong, likeable human beings. And I like who I am becoming, too. Having teenagers has made me more human, more flexible, more humble, more questioning—and, finally it’s given me a better sense of humor!
    —Anonymous Father. Ourselves and Our Children, by Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, ch. 4 (1978)