Promised Land

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Prom·ised Land

(prŏm′ĭst)
n.
1. In the Bible, the land promised by God to Abraham's descendants, identified with the land of Canaan.
2. promised land A longed-for place or situation where satisfaction and happiness will be achieved.

Promised Land

n
1. (Bible) Old Testament the land of Canaan, promised by God to Abraham and his descendants as their heritage (Genesis 12:7)
2. (Bible) heaven, esp when considered as the goal towards which Christians journey in their earthly lives
3. any longed-for place where one expects to find greater happiness or fulfilment

Prom′ised Land′


n.
Canaan, the land promised by God to Abraham and his descendants. Gen. 12:7.

Promised Land

The land that God promised to give to the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob which was known as Canaan or Palestine.
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Noun1.Promised Land - an ancient country in southwestern Asia on the east coast of the Mediterranean SeaPromised Land - an ancient country in southwestern Asia on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea; a place of pilgrimage for Christianity and Islam and Judaism
Juda, Judah - an ancient kingdom of southern Palestine with Jerusalem as its center
Judaea, Judea - the southern part of ancient Palestine succeeding the kingdom of Judah; a Roman province at the time of Christ
Samaria - an ancient city in central Palestine founded in the 9th century BC as the capital of the northern Hebrew kingdom of Israel; the site is in present-day northwestern Jordan
Philistia - an ancient region on the coast of southwestern Palestine that was strategically located on a trade route between Syria and Egypt; important in biblical times
Asia - the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
Jordan, Jordan River - a river in Palestine that empties into the Dead Sea; John the Baptist baptized Jesus in the Jordan
chebab - a Palestinian juvenile 10-15 years old who fights against the Israelis
2.Promised Land - any place of complete bliss and delight and peacepromised land - any place of complete bliss and delight and peace
region, part - the extended spatial location of something; "the farming regions of France"; "religions in all parts of the world"; "regions of outer space"
3.Promised Land - the goal towards which Christians strive
Heaven - the abode of God and the angels