The Promised Land Series covers the books in the Bible from Exodus to Judges. These books describe events from the birth of Moses to the end of the era of the judges of Israel.
In Genesis, God promised Abraham that his descendants would inherit the land of Canaan, so Canaan became known as The Promised Land. Modern Israel and Palestine encompass the majority of Canaan.
Abraham’s grandson was Jacob, whose name was changed to “Israel” by God. His descendants became known as the Hebrews or Israelites.
Shiphrah is a midwife who saves Moses and countless Jewish babies from being killed by Pharaoh. She tells of the early life of Moses as a prince of Egypt, his escape to Midian, and his encounter with God at the burning bush.
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The elders of the Israelites conclude that they should follow Moses and Aaron. After suffering ten plagues, Pharaoh lets the Israelites leave Egypt. He changes his mind, and makes a vain attempt to bring them back.
Aaron is the brother of Moses. He tells of the hardships facing the Israelites after they are freed from being slaves in Egypt. God wants the Israelites to be dependent on him for their well-being, but they are intent on having physical comfort.
Moses explains that God and the Israelites make a bargain. God will provide for the Israelites, and they agree to obey all of his commands. From the start, the Israelites do not keep their side of the bargain.
Nadab is the son of Aaron, and one of the first Jewish priests. He explains the system of the laws in the book of Leviticus and how important it is to follow them exactly. He should know. He didn't and God killed him.
Moses is nearing the end of his life. The Israelites are ready to cross the Jordan River and invade Canaan, but he will not be allowed to join them. As they wait on the plain of Moab, Moses reminds them of all that has happened over the last 40 years.
Rahab is a prostitute in Jericho. She saves the lives of her family by aiding the Israelite spies who are scouting out the city. Rahab describes the fear of the city's inhabitants, and the unusual battle plan of the Israelites.
Joshua is the leader of the Israelites when they cross the Jordan River and invade Canaan. Under God's protection, he leads them to victory after victory until they almost completely conquer the country and destroy its inhabitants. Almost.
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The Apostle Paul explains how the Israelites come close to following God's commandments, but do not follow them completely. This disobedience sets the stage for the Israelites to be tormented by Canaan's inhabitants for hundreds of years.
King Solomon laments that the Israelites choose not to follow God's commandments by completely conquering Canaan. Because of their disobedience, God is forced to discipline them in some very harsh ways.