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7. JerusalemJesus' Early Years in Jerusalem
The Boy Jesus at the Temple (Lk 2:41-52).
Jesus came to his home, the Land of Israel, which was the land promised to
the first Hebrew, Abraham. The Lord established a covenant with Abraham and
promised that one day his "seed" (descendant) would be a blessing to all
nations. This was exactly why Israel was referred to as "The Promised Land."
Jesus, the promised seed of Abraham was the fulfillment of that promise, and
everything beautiful about the land of Israel is because of Jesus. The geography
is only secondary, yet it is truly amazing how much the Lord adored the land of
Israel because in it He not only saw the beauty throughout, but He saw landmarks
that revealed the promises that God had faithfully kept with His people.
An understanding of the geography of the ancient world is of tremendous value in understanding the life of Jesus. It is a true statement that a good Bible atlas is an essential tool for any serious student of the Bible, therefore this map program was created. You can follow the yellow numbers on the map in numerical order.
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