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Wednesday, February X 2019

A Bible Journey, 151: When Ye Come Into The Land Of Canaan

"When ye come into the land of Canaan; this is the land that shall fall unto you for an inheritance, even the land of Canaan with the coasts thereof"

When the people of Israel crossed the Jordan River into their homeland west of the Jordan River (see A Bible Journey, 149: The Eastside Israelites and the map below), which was "the land of Canaan" because the Canaanites occupied it (see the Fact Finder below), they knew exactly where the boundaries were to be established.

Those LORD-commanded borders were also a statement of sovereignty for the neighboring nations (see The Boundary Law). Sovereign borders should apply to both sides (unlike most empires throughout history where one nation declared its borders to be "sacred" while wantonly violating the borders of many other nations; see also The Roman Border Walls Paradox).

"34:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

34:2 Command the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land of Canaan; (this is the land that shall fall unto you for an inheritance, even the land of Canaan with the coasts thereof:)" (Numbers 34:1-2 KJV)

Canaanites

The north, south, east and west federal boundaries were declared by the LORD (Who was and is Jesus Christ; see The Real Jesus: The Word Of The LORD God and A Bible Journey, 56: The Sacred Name) before the tribal borders within them.

"34:3 Then your south quarter shall be from the wilderness of Zin along by the coast of Edom, and your south border shall be the outmost coast of the salt sea eastward: 34:4 And your border shall turn from the south to the ascent of Akrabbim, and pass on to Zin: and the going forth thereof shall be from the south to Kadeshbarnea, and shall go on to Hazaraddar, and pass on to Azmon: 34:5 And the border shall fetch a compass from Azmon unto the river of Egypt, and the goings out of it shall be at the sea.

34:6 And as for the western border, ye shall even have the great sea for a border: this shall be your west border.

34:7 And this shall be your north border: from the great sea ye shall point out for you mount Hor: 34:8 From mount Hor ye shall point out your border unto the entrance of Hamath; and the goings forth of the border shall be to Zedad: 34:9 And the border shall go on to Ziphron, and the goings out of it shall be at Hazarenan: this shall be your north border.

34:10 And ye shall point out your east border from Hazarenan to Shepham: 34:11 And the coast shall go down from Shepham to Riblah, on the east side of Ain; and the border shall descend, and shall reach unto the side of the sea of Chinnereth eastward: 34:12 And the border shall go down to Jordan, and the goings out of it shall be at the salt sea: this shall be your land with the coasts thereof round about." (Numbers 34:3-12 KJV)

Canaan

The tribal boundaries (in effect the provinces within the United Kingdom of Israel) would be established thereafter in the same precise manner.

"34:13 And Moses commanded the children of Israel, saying, This is the land which ye shall inherit by lot, which the LORD commanded to give unto the nine tribes, and to the half tribe: 34:14 For the tribe of the children of Reuben according to the house of their fathers, and the tribe of the children of Gad according to the house of their fathers, have received their inheritance; and half the tribe of Manasseh have received their inheritance: 34:15 The two tribes and the half tribe have received their inheritance on this side Jordan near Jericho eastward, toward the sunrising.

34:16 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 34:17 These are the names of the men which shall divide the land unto you: Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun. 34:18 And ye shall take one prince of every tribe, to divide the land by inheritance. 34:19 And the names of the men are these:

Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh. 34:20 And of the tribe of the children of Simeon, Shemuel the son of Ammihud. 34:21 Of the tribe of Benjamin, Elidad the son of Chislon. 34:22 And the prince of the tribe of the children of Dan, Bukki the son of Jogli. 34:23 The prince of the children of Joseph, for the tribe of the children of Manasseh, Hanniel the son of Ephod. 34:24 And the prince of the tribe of the children of Ephraim, Kemuel the son of Shiphtan. 34:25 And the prince of the tribe of the children of Zebulun, Elizaphan the son of Parnach. 34:26 And the prince of the tribe of the children of Issachar, Paltiel the son of Azzan. 34:27 And the prince of the tribe of the children of Asher, Ahihud the son of Shelomi. 34:28 And the prince of the tribe of the children of Naphtali, Pedahel the son of Ammihud.

34:29 These are they whom the LORD commanded to divide the inheritance unto the children of Israel in the land of Canaan." (Numbers 34:1329 KJV)

Fact Finder: (a) Who was the man known as Canaan? (b) How was the "land of Canaan" known to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob - before any Israelites existed? (c) What does the Holy Bible actually say about Canaanites?
(a) See The Sin Of Canaan
(b) See A Biography Of Abraham: From Ur To Canaan, A Biography Of Jacob: The Return To Canaan and Camped Out In Canaan
(c) See What Does The Bible Really Say About Canaanites?


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141: The 6th recorded perihelion (the point in the orbit of a comet or planet when it is closest to the sun; from the Greek word meaning near the sun) passage of what was later named Halley's Comet (named after English astronomer Edmond Halley, 1656-1742) (see also The Christian Universe and The Maker Of Mystic Mountain).

Halley's Comet

235: Maximinus Thrax was proclaimed Emperor of Rome. He was the first foreigner (he was born in the Balkans of northern Greece) to hold the Roman throne, and the first Roman Emperor to have never been in Rome (see also A History Of Jerusalem: Pompey And The Caesars).

1413: King Henry IV of England died. He was succeeded by Henry V.

1568: Albert (German, Albrecht) died at age 78. The Protestant German ruler was known chiefly for ending the Teutonic knights government of East Prussia (as advised by Martin Luther) and founding a hereditary dukedom in its place. For that, he was placed under the ban of the empire by Emperor Charles V (see also The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).

Teutonic

1602: The Dutch East India Company was established. It became one of the world's most powerful companies over its 96-year history.

1616: Sir Walter Raleigh was freed from the Tower of London after 13 years of imprisonment for plotting-for-profit (a 160,000 pound bribe from the government of Spain) a "regime change" against King James I (after whom the King James Version of the Bible is named). After further subversive activity, Raleigh was executed in 1618.

1727: Sir Isaac Newton died at age 84. The English mathematician and physicist was best-known for developing calculus and for his studies of the Creator's laws of physics that governed motion.

Isaac Newton
1760: The great fire of Boston destroyed 350 buildings.

1792: The French Legislative Assembly approved the use of the guillotine for executions.

1815: Napoleon Bonaparte entered Paris after his return from Elba, beginning his "Hundred Days" reign before his defeat at Waterloo in Belgium.

Waterloo

1852: Harriet Beecher Stowe's anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, was first published in book form.

Slavery

Slavery

1916: In Switzerland, German-born Albert Einstein published his now-famous general theory of relativity.

1918: During the First World War (1914-1918; see also The Assassination That Triggered Two World Wars), the U.S. took over Dutch merchant vessels lying in U.S. waters (the U.S. did not enter the war itself until 1917, more than half-way through the war).

1922: The converted navy coal carrier USS Jupiter was re-commissioned as the USS Langley to become the first U.S. aircraft carrier. Japan launched the first purposely-built aircraft carrier, the Hosyo, that same year. During the Second World War (1939-1945), the U.S. and Japan lost numerous aircraft carriers in battle. Japan lost over 20 aircraft carriers (including those that were involved in the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941), while the U.S. lost over 12 (including the Hornet, Langley, Lexington, Princeton, Wasp and Yorktown).

Lexington

1948: The Soviet Union, in response to the signing of the "Brussels Treaty" 3 days earlier, withdrew from the Allied Control Council, ending all formal four-power control of Germany (see also Russia Or Europe - Who Has Been The Invader?).

1956: Tunisia became independent from France.

1965: President Lyndon Johnson ordered 4,000 troops in to protect the Selma-Montgomery civil rights marchers.

1974: An attempt was made to kidnap Britain's Princess Anne in The Mall, London.

1985: Canadian paraplegic athlete and humanitarian Rick Hansen began his circumnavigation of the Earth in a wheelchair for spinal cord injury medical research.

1990: Former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos's widow, Imelda Marcos, went on trial for bribery, embezzlement, and racketeering.

1996: The British government announced that mad cow disease could probably be transmitted to humans.

2003: The U.S. began the bombing and invasion of Iraq with the stated purpose of seizing Iraq's "weapons of mass destruction." After a million people of Iraq were killed or maimed, no such weapons were ever found to actually exist.





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