[quote=“USCCB’s NABRE”]3 Your southern boundary will be at the wilderness of Zin along the border of Edom; on the east your southern boundary will begin at the end of the Salt Sea.
4 Then your boundary will turn south of the Akrabbim Pass and cross Zin. Terminating south of Kadesh-barnea, it extends to Hazar-addar and crosses to Azmon.
5 Then the boundary will turn from Azmon to the Wadi of Egypt and terminate at the Sea.
6 For your western boundary you will have the Great Sea with its coast; this will be your western boundary.
7 This will be your boundary on the north: from the Great Sea you will draw a line to Mount Hor,
8 and draw it from Mount Hor to Lebo-hamath, with the boundary terminating at Zedad.
9 Then the boundary extends to Ziphron and terminates at Hazar-enan. This will be your northern boundary.
10 For your eastern boundary you will draw a line from Hazar-enan to Shepham.
11 From Shepham the boundary will go down to Riblah, east of Ain, and descending further, the boundary will strike the ridge on the east side of the Sea of Chinnereth;*
12 then the boundary will descend along the Jordan and terminate with the Salt Sea. This will be your land, with the boundaries that surround it.
The problem is that these names are not on the map, and all I was ever taught in history class was “after World War 2 the [League of Nations? United Nations? Allied Powers?] gave the Jews some land, and then in the Six-Day War in 1967 they took more land, as countries do in war.”
Wikipedia’s “Edom” has a map suggesting perhaps Biblical Israel was bigger than modern Israel.
- i.e. same land mass, same geography, same borders. I would also ask about bodies of water: Did God intend them to be common use, not part of Israel?