What does promised land mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Israel, Canaan, Holy Land, Promised Land(noun)

    an ancient country in southwestern Asia on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea; a place of pilgrimage for Christianity and Islam and Judaism

  2. Eden, paradise, nirvana, heaven, promised land, Shangri-la(noun)

    any place of complete bliss and delight and peace

  3. Promised Land(noun)

    the goal towards which Christians strive


  1. Promised Land(Noun)

    Any place to which one eagerly seeks to go and which one expects to greatly improve one's situation.

  2. Promised Land(Noun)

    Heaven or the afterlife.

  3. Promised Land(ProperNoun)

    The area historically known as Judea, which was promised to the Israelites by God according to oral tradition recorded in the Book of Genesis.


  1. Promised Land

    The Promised Land is the land promised or given by God, according to the Tanakh, to the Israelites, the descendants of Jacob. The promise is first made to Abraham and then renewed to his son Isaac, and to Isaac's son Jacob, Abraham's grandson. The promised land was described in terms of the territory from the River of Egypt to the Euphrates river and was given to their descendants after Moses led the Exodus out of Egypt. The term should not be confused with the expression "Land of Israel" which is first used in 1 Samuel 13:19, when the Israelite tribes were already in the Land of Canaan. The term is also used in the Book of Mormon, in which it refers to the American continent.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of promised land in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of promised land in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Eva Blomdell:

    It's not at all what they pictured. For them Sweden has been the promised land and now they get this.

  2. Scott Russell Sanders:

    The deepest American dream is not the hunger for money or fame it is the dream of settling down, in peace and freedom and cooperation, in the promised land.

  3. Sigmund Freud:

    We are certainly getting ahead if I am Moses, then you are Joshua and will take possession of the promised land of psychiatry, which I shall only be able to glimpse from afar.

  4. Sigmund Freud, Letter to Carl Jung, January 17, 1909:

    We are certainly getting ahead; if I am Moses, then you are Joshua and will take possession of the promised land of psychiatry, which I shall only be able to glimpse from afar.

  5. Dr. Martin Luther King:

    I just want to do God's will. And he's allowed me to go to the mountain. And I've looked over, and I've seen the Promised Land! I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the Promised Land.

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