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God’s Faithfulness on Israel from Its Formation to Its Restoration

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God’s Faithfulness on Israel from its Formation to its Restoration

Introduction:
This dissertation aims to go over God’s overall faithfulness to the nation of Israel in its formation and the period of its restoration. According to Genesis 13:14-16 (Geisler, 1977) the nation of Israel is the descendant of Abraham, and its history commences with God's covenant with Abram in approximately 2000 B.C., "I will make you into a great nation" (Genesis 12:2), Thus God changed his name “Abram’ to Abraham (meaning a “father of multitude)”.
The nation of Israel began with God’s call of Abraham to go to the land of Canaan, the Promised Land. After men has fallen prey to sin and rejected God in the times of Noah, and subsequently destroyed them through the flood, God has intended to use one man, Abraham to redeem the human race.
God chose Israel to use it to redeem and bless all other nations. The selection of Israel as a special nation was part of God's plan from the beginning of time. God's choice of Israel as His "chosen people" did not lie in any special size, nature or attraction. Actually, the nation of Israel was the least in number among all the nations (Deuteronomy 7:6-8). Rather, God chose these people because of His love for them and His unconditional covenant with Abraham.

Patriarchal Period
      According to “Writing HTML: Patriarch” (2010 Oct. 9) patriarchs are described as ordinary people, landless, mobile, tent-dwelling, and living by means of herding and agriculture. The search for water, grazing land for flocks, and maintenance of peace with neighbours was a part of everyday life. Their comings and goings would not be recorded in any state archives. Where it is recorded, however, is in the Bible. Hence the book of Exodus was written to the twelve of delivered Hebrew slaves who, to comfort them that God would give a nation, a theocratic nation.
        For more than 400 years, Abraham and his descendants rely on God’s promise to raise them as a...

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