The Land of Israel in Genesis

Map of the Land of Israel around 1800 BC. The Land of Israel in the Book of Genesis in the Bible The Promised Land. During the time that the events within the book of Genesis the land of Israel was actually called the land of Canaan. It was inhabited by the Canaanites, seven mighty nations who were very corrupt. Eventually the God of all the earth took the land away from the Canaanites and gave it to Abrahams descendants. It was a beautiful land from north to south, from east to west, and from the coastal plains, to the hill country and the wilderness. It was truly the promised land, and the history of the world hinges upon the events that took place in the book of Genesis.

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