Read all of Genesis 23. In about 2017 BCE, which is about 4,000 years ago, long before anyone heard of a Palestinian, Abraham, at age 137, purchased the field of Ephron, the Hittite, for four hundred shekels of silver, in order to have a place in Canaan to bury his wife, Sarah. Genesis 23:14-20, “And Ephron answered Abraham, saying to him, 15“My lord, listen to me; the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver. What is that between you and me? So bury your dead.” 16And Abraham listened to Ephron; and Abraham weighed out the silver for Ephron which he had named in the hearing of the sons of Heth (the Hittites), four hundred shekels of silver, currency of the merchants.
17So the field of Ephron which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field and the cave which was in it, and all the trees that were in the field, which were within all the surrounding borders, were deeded 18to Abraham as a possession in the presence of the sons of Heth, before all who went in at the gate of his city.
19And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah, before Mamre (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan. 20So the field and the cave that is in it were deeded to Abraham by the sons of Heth (the Hittites) as property for a burial place.” Abraham, the grandfather of Israel, owned land in Israel long before anyone heard of a Palestinian.
Read all of Genesis 33. Jacob, at about 94 years of age, in about 1900 BCE, which is about 3,900 years ago, bought land in Israel and settled near the city of Shechem (Nablus). Genesis 33:17-20, “And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, built himself a house, and made booths for his livestock. Therefore the name of the place is called Succoth (Booths).
18Then Jacob came safely to the city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padan Aram; and he pitched his tent before the city. 19And he bought the parcel of land, where he had pitched his tent, from the children of Hamor, Shechem’s father, for one hundred pieces of money. 20Then he erected an altar there and called it El Elohe Israel (Yahweh, the Mighty One of Israel).” Jacob, the father of the 12 tribes of Israel owned land in Israel long before anyone heard of a Palestinian.
Read all of 2 Samuel 24. In about 1035 BCE, in his 39th year as King of Israel, King David, at about age 69, bought the future Temple Mount (in Jerusalem) for 50 shekels of silver. This occurred at the end of the plague sent by Yahweh for David’s rebellion in performing an illegal census of Israel’s troops, about 3,000 years before anyone heard of a Palestinian. 2 Samuel 24:18-25, “And Gad came that day to David and said to him, “Go up, erect an altar to Yahweh on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.” 19So David, according to the word of Gad, went up as Yahweh commanded. 20Now Araunah looked, and saw the king and his servants coming toward him. So Araunah went out and bowed before the king with his face to the ground.
21Then Araunah said, “Why has my lord the king come to his servant?”
And David said, “To buy the threshing floor from you, to build an altar to Yahweh, that the plague may be withdrawn from the people.”
22Now Araunah said to David, “Let my lord the king take and offer up whatever seems good to him. Look, here are oxen for burnt sacrifice, and threshing implements and the yokes of the oxen for wood. 23All these, O king, Araunah has given to the king.”
And Araunah said to the king, “May Yahweh your Mighty One accept you.”
24Then the king said to Araunah, “No, but I will surely buy it from you for a price; nor will I offer burnt offerings to Yahweh my Mighty One with that which costs me nothing.” So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver. 25And David built there an altar to Yahweh, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. So Yahweh heeded the prayers for the land, and the plague was withdrawn from Israel.” David built an altar to Yahweh, the Mighty One of Israel, on the future TEMPLE MOUNT, a long time before anyone heard of a Palestinian.
Over a period of about 565 years, from the days of Joshua, when Israel captured Jericho, through the days of King David, Israel conquered their Promised Land, given to them by Divine Decree, through Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Moses. Go back and reread the great promises that Yahweh made to Israel regarding who gets HIS LAND! Three Hebrew men, Abraham, Jacob, and David, bought and personally owned land in Israel thousands of years before anyone heard of a Palestinian. Yahweh owns all the earth and gives it to whom He wills. Because of their willful ignorance of human history and rebellion against Divine Law, the foolish nations surrounding Israel today, and the nations of the UN, are about to get a serious end-time lesson in Yahweh’s Real Estate Law. Mess with the Master, die like the rest. By the way, where’s the Palestinian deed?
Gene Benjamin II
July 31, 2011 CE