Definitions for promised land
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word promised land
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Canaan, the land promised by God to Abraham and his descendants. Gen. 12:7.
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
Eden, paradise, nirvana, heaven, promised land, Shangri-la(noun)
any place of complete bliss and delight and peace
the goal towards which Christians strive
Any place to which one eagerly seeks to go and which one expects to greatly improve one's situation.
Heaven or the afterlife.
The area historically known as Judea, which was promised to the Israelites by God according to oral tradition recorded in the Book of Genesis.
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.
Find a translation for the promised land definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these promised land definitions with the community:
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"promised land." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 21 Dec. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/promised land>.