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There is a specific line of succession starting from Abraham with whom the covenant is re-established. First to Abraham: Genesis 15:8: In that same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, form the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates: Then to Isaac: Genesis 17:21: But my covenant ...


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Although Abraraham was promised Caanan through his heirs, the more important promise was the Seed which is Christ. Romans 4:13 (NASB77) 13 For the promise to Abraham or to his descendants that he would be heir of the world was not through the Law, but through the righteousness of faith. God made a seperate promise with Israel: Genesis 26:3-5 (NASB77) 3 ...


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No it isn't a fulfillment of prophesy.The prophesies have already been fulfilled. Gen 13:15 is interpreted by Gal 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. 2Co 1:19-20 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, even by me and ...


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My other answer to this question focuses specifically on the tribes engraved on the breastplate as mentioned in Exodus 28:21. This answer is on the more general question of which tribes were on the list of twelve tribes, since with Ephraim and Manasseh, there were thirteen tribes total. First, the Bible consistently refers to twelve tribes, never thirteen. ...


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Here is a response to this part of the question: When the names of the tribes were written, for example Exodus 28:21, how would the list appear? Would Joseph be written in place of Manasseh and Ephraim or would Levi be omitted? Here is Exodus 28:21 (NRSV): There shall be twelve stones with names corresponding to the names of the sons of ...


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NIV refers Manasseh and Ephraim as clans of Joseph. See Joshua 16:1 where the Ephraim families received allotments of Joseph's inheritance. Verse 4 states the distribution is clan by clan. Joshua 17:2 refers to Manasseh clans. They received inheritance due to the blessing of Jacob and his acceptance of them as true grand-sons. This was an honor to Joseph in ...


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God did promise the land of Canaan to Abraham. For example God says to Abram (Abraham) in Genesis 17:8: The whole land of Canaan, where you now reside as a foreigner, I will give as an everlasting possession to you and your descendants after you; and I will be their God. However, a few verses earlier, God said that Abraham would be "the father of ...


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The Land: The twelve tribes were descendent from and culturally identified with the twelve sons of Israel (i.e. Jacob), so it makes sense that the land they occupied was know as the land of Israel rather than the land of Abraham. The Man: Israel probably means something like "who fights with God", which is obviously appropriate for Jacob. Biblically this ...



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