Reside in this land, and I will be with you and bless you; GENESIS 26:4 (The Israel Bible™)

In Genesis 26, Hashem warns Yitzchak not to escape the famine in the Land of Israel by fleeing to Egypt. Though Avraham went down to Egypt when there was a plague in Israel, and Yaakov likewise descended to Egypt toward the end of his life, Hashem told Yitzchak that he is not to leave the Land. Due to the unique spiritual status he acquired after being offered on the alter, Yitzchak was the only of the three forefathers to have never stepped foot outside the Holy Land. There are more than 170 references to the land that God gave to the offspring of Avraham, Yitzchak and Yaakov in the BIble. Hashem promised the Land of Israel to the Jews as an unconditional covenant. At least 12 of those times, He states that this covenant is everlasting

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