Biblical Moment 1: Arriving in Israel & Palestine…

Biblical Moment 1: Arriving in Israel & Palestine…

In the Bible there are 2,548 references to Israel—the people, the land, this country on the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea. There are 645 Topical Indexes ranging alphabetically from Aaron to Zuzims!

In the Bible there is only one reference to Palestine but there are 60 Topical Indexes. Here is the sole biblical reference to Palestine:

Judges 1:1: “Canaanites in Palestine. After the death of Joshua the Israelites consulted the Lord, asking, “Who shall be first among us to attack the Canaanites and to do battle with them?”

Palestine’s 60 Topical Indexes range from ABEL-BETH-MAACHAH, a city in the north of Palestine with no biblical reference verse, to ZOBAH, a kingdom in the north of Palestine (1 Samuel 14:47) with a biblical reference verse:

1 Samuel 14:47: “After taking possession of the kingship over Israel, Saul waged war on its enemies all around—Moab, the Ammonites, Edom, the kings of Zobah, and the Philistines. Wherever he turned, he was successful…”

Referenced but not named in the reference?

Why am I here? Why did I come to Israel and Palestine on this Spiritual Journey?

Because the world is confusing, I am confusing within and so is every other human being. I seek spiritual solutions to living in this secular and religious world of confusion. I seek answers for my life here on Earth and beyond. I want to see beyond what seems to be—within me and in the world as we know it today!

I seek to find my Splendid Spiritual Self!

Hence a Spiritual Journey to Israel and Palestine where it all began with God Our Father; God, The Holy Spirit; and God, The Son Jesus Christ… documenting, making connections, and living life to it fullest as I go about Israel and Palestine for the next month.

As a dedicated documentarian I end with the Topical Indexes of Israel referenced above, ranging alphabetically from Aaron to Zuzims! More confusion and through the confusion more clarity on the essence of life! TROML Baby (an exclamation of Joy & Gratitude)!

Aaron: Commissioned as a deliverer of Israel… his first biblical reference being:

Exodus 6:13: “But the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron regarding the Israelites and Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and charged them to bring the Israelites out of the land of Egypt.”

Zuzims? Seeking the last Zuzims biblical reference I find “See ZAMZUMMIMS!”

There I find:

1. A race of giants (Genesis 14:5; Deuteronomy 2:20,21)

2. Also called ZUZIMS

And I go to Scripture…

Genesis 14:5: “In the fourteenth year Chedorlaomer and the kings allied with him came and defeated the Rephaim in Ashteroth-karnaim, the Zuzim in Ham, the Emim in Shaveh-kiriathaim…”

Deuteronomy 2:20-21: “This also is considered a country of the Rephaim; formerly the Rephaim dwelt there. The Ammonites call them Zamzummim, a people great and numerous and as tall as the Anakim. But these, too, the Lord cleared out of the way for the Ammonites, so that they dispossessed them and dwelt in their place.”

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