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Who Owns the Land of Israel

All real estate transactions go to great lengths to determine the identity of the original owner of the land to prevent a legal cloud from being over the title deed. The debate of who owns the land of Israel can be resolved in the same manner.

Who was the original owner of the hotly contested strip of real estate on the eastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea?

The answer is not Abraham, Isaac or Jacob. The correct answer is God almighty, the creator.

The title deed to Israel reads, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1)

In the beginning means the dateless past.

God almighty created (the word created is the Hebrew word “bara” which means to make from nothing) the heavens and the earth. The word “earth” is the Hebrew word “Eretz” meaning “dry ground.” At the end of Genesis 1:1 there is a complete creation!

Therefore, God as creator of the earth is the original owner. King David, Israel’s prophet, poet and warrior statesman, puts his pin to parchment and writes; “the earth is the lord’s, and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein.” (Psalm 24:1)

For 3500 years the land of Israel has belonged to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and their seed forever by an everlasting and eternal blood covenant recorded in the Bible.

Read More: Israel Hayom