The original land of Israel
was known as Canaan. After the Jews had
left their servitude in Egypt and wandered in the desert for 40 years, they
were then able to enter their 'Promised Land' as described in Numbers
34:3-12. Other names given to this land include: Beulah (Isa 62:4);
Holy Land (Zec 2:12); Immanuel's Land (Isa 8:8); Land of Israel (ISa 13:19);
Land of the Hebrews (Ge 40:15); Land of the Jews (Ac 10:30); Land of Promise
(Heb 11:9); Pleasant Land (Da 8:9), The Lord's Land (Hos 9:3) and also
In modern day terms the
ancient nation of Canaan is now Israel, Babylon is Iraq, Persia is Iran,
Edom and Moab are Jordan and Asia Minor is Turkey.
After Moses died, it was his aide, Joshua
who took the Israelites into their promised land. From there the
civilization evolved into that of Kings appointed by G-d to help conquer the
land. First there was King Saul who slew his thousands, but succeeding
him was King David who slew his tens of thousands. David was
considered such a man of war, that it was his son Solomon who was appointed
by G-d to build the first Temple.
Due to the Jewish people's persistent
rebellion and constant idolatry, their land became conquered repeatedly over
the centuries. Until May 14, 1948 that is, when it was
officially re-instated as a Jewish Nation at the League of Nations, now
called the United Nations.