On that day, the L-rd formed a covenant with Avram, saying, “To your seed I have given this land, from the river of Egypt until the great river, the Euphrates river. The Kenites, the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites, And the Hittites and the Perizzites and the Rephaim, And the Amorites and the Canaanites and the Girgashites and the Jebusites.”(Bereishit 15:18-21)
Greater Israel occasionally refers to the Promised Land (defined in Genesis 15:18-21) or to the Land of Israel, also called Complete Land of Israel or Entire Land of Israel (Hebrew: ארץ ישראל השלמה, Eretz Yisrael Hashlemah). This is a more accurate translation than “Greater Israel”, which is used in English but has no real counterpart in Hebrew.
The Bible contains three geographical definitions of the Land of Israel. The first, found in Genesis 15:18–21, seems to define the land that was given to all of the children of Abraham, including Ishmael, Zimran, Jokshan, Midian, etc. It describes a large territory, “from the brook of Egypt to the Euphrates”, comprising all of modern-day Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Iraq, as well as Kuwait, Saudi Arabia,Turkey, and land east of the Nile river.
Israel conquered the Land of Canaan and its 7 Tribes, but there are three other territories of land that Hashem did not give to the Jewish people yet. These are the lands of the Kenites, Kenizzites and Kadmonites, which will be conquered during the End of Days wars which will finally fulfill Hashem’s original blessing to Abraham.
It’s obviously impossible to know the exact borders of the Land that Hashem will give to the Jewish people once our Moshiach returns, but here’s a pretty good estimate!
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