Perhaps you should study your own book a little better, from the King James Version, Genesis 11:31 ...Quote by: dthmstr254
From Ur, which was in Sumeria (otherwise known as Mesopotamia), into Canaan, which is now Palestine, where God told him that the land was to belong to his descendents. From there Abram went to Egypt and left Egypt back to Canaan, where God again said the land was his.And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram's wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.
Interestingly, the statement "Ur of the Chaldees" makes little temporal sense. The Chaldeans were rulers in the area around 600bc, well after the time of Abraham.
It's interesting that all this fighting about Israel is based on a millenia old myth that God told Abraham that the land belonged to he and his descendents. Abraham, according to scripture, left that land TWICE. His descendents were enslaved in Egypt and, finally, God showed Moses the way back to "his" land. After that the Jews were sent out of the land at least two more times for "violating God's laws". And in 1948 the US and England "gave" them back their land?
Is this worth our country getting involved in numerous conflicts over?