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The promised land in the Bible

  The promised land in the Bible was that geographic area Heavenly Father swore to give to his chosen people, the descendants of Abraham. God made this promise to Abraham and his descendants in Genesis 15:15-21. The territory was located in ancient Canaan, on the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea. Number 34:1-12 details its exact boundaries. Besides being a physical place (the land of Canaan), the promised land is a theological concept. In both the Old and New Testaments, God promised to bless his faithful followers and bring them into a restful place. Faith and faithfulness are the conditions of entering the promised land (Hebrews 11:9). The Promised Land The promised land was a real territory in the Bible, but also a metaphor pointing...

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