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Indigenous Peoples

Under the Rule of Islam

 

by Frederick P. Isaac

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The Physical Palestine  

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The Physical Israel
 

 

After the death of Moses, Joshua the son of Nun took command around the spring of 1473 BC. By Godís command and under Joshua's leadership, the Israelites crossed the river Jordan on dry ground and conquered the first Canaanite city, Jericho.

Consequently, with divine assistance, the seven condemned kingdoms that were within the borders of the Canaanite land were defeated, among them the city of Jerusalem. They fell to the Israelites in rapid succession in fulfilment of Godís promise to them. The Israelites conquered most of Canaan - from Jericho, East, to the seashores of the Mediterranean, West - the land that God had earlier designated and promised to their forefather, Abraham, that He would give it to His people the Israelites. The territory of Palestine, at the time, was no more than a narrow patch of coastal land that stretched along the southern seaboard of the Mediterranean Sea between Gaza and their northernmost city Ekron (Michael Avi-Yonah, 1972: pp 66-69; Holy Bible: Numbers 34: 1-13; Leviticus 18: 3-25; Deuteronomy 18: 9-12; Exodus 23: 23, 24; 34: 11-16; Joshua 3: 13-17). Depressingly, the territory of present-day Israel is by far less and much smaller than the ancient biblical Israel.

 

 

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