This is a substantial update of an article that was originally begun in the late 1990s concerning the relationship between modern day Israel and the Israel of the Bible. It answers the questions “Is modern Israel the Promised Land of the Bible?”, “Should all Jews have returned to the land of Palestine to create the modern state of Israel?”, “Should disciples of Christ be celebrating Jewish festivals, wearing prayer shawls and blowing shofars?”, “Will Christ return and reign from a rebuilt temple in Jerusalem?”, “Are the ‘times of the gentiles’ just a temporary ‘Plan B’ parenthesis before God begins to deal again with His real people, the Jews?”, “Are there two different classes of believers today, with Jews as the real thing and gentile believers being somehow inferior and second-class afterthought add-ons?”, and much more.
This article has been improved in numerous ways with many additions and edits, plus typos have been corrected, hyperlinks have been refreshed and new ones added. It now contains almost 32,000 words and is the equivalent of a 100-page paperback book.
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