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Reader comment on item: What Jewish Ties to Jerusalem?
in response to reader comment: A very narrow minded opinion John

Submitted by Kevin (United States), Aug 19, 2007 at 11:23

Arabs have not controlled the entire Holy Land as is stated by the ill informed writer's comments. The House of Israel controlled a large portion of the Holy Land before the Arabs even came into existence as a major group of people.

Israel controlled from Turkey to Egypt, and from the Mediterranean to Iraq after Moses and the children of Israel came into what God called the Land of Canaan, which took place about 1,400 BC..

The history as recorded in the Koran is much newer, and represents a good example of a revision of history as recorded in the Old Testament. Secondly, most of the Old Testament is not Jewish History, but history of God's dealing with the House of Israel, and the tribe of Judah (Jewish tribe) represent but one of the 12 tribes that lived and fought for the Land of Israel. Abraham was not a JEW because the term Jew was not even used until about 300 BC and Abraham lived about 1,900 BC.

The Muslims like to pretend that Ishmael was given the birthright by Abraham, but this is simply another attempt to revise history. It is clear from the writings of Moses as found in the Old Testament that the birthright was given to Isaac who then gave it to Jacob (Israel), who gave it to Joseph and this historical account predates the Koran by about 2000 years. God gave the Land to Israel, so Arabs have no claim on the land regardless of what events might have transpired there since Abraham.


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