Members‘Eretz Yisrael’ in the New Testament

Too many Bible readers, even Bible believers, ignore or sidestep the fact that the name and concept of Eretz Yisrael, the Land of Israel, appears also in the New Testament.

By Gershon Nerel |
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We must not forget the basic truth that Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah carried out His mission in the Land scripturally guaranteed to the Jewish people.


To this land, covenanted to the seed of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the Son of God descended from heaven. In this Promised Land He taught, performed miracles, was crucified, and from Jerusalem, the Land’s capital, He returned to His heavenly Father.


In the Gospel of Matthew (2:19-21) we read: “Now when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying, ‘Arise, take the young Child and His mother, and go to the Land of Israel, for those who sought the young Child’s life are dead.’ Then he arose, took the young Child and his mother, and came into the Land of Israel.”


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