Zionists encyclopedic dictionary of bible and theology. God is the defender of israel, not mankind zechariah 12. The twovolume work contains major essays on such topics as hebrew literature, the history of israel, immigration to israel aliya and u. The movement to restore israel as a nation in her own land and to create a jewish state is often referred to as zionism. The bible history old testament by alfred edersheim 1890 the bible history, old testament by alfred edersheim was originally published 18761887 in seven volumes.
A political movement that supports the maintenance and preservation of the state of israel as a jewish homeland, originally arising in the late 1800s. Despite the fact that israel is one of the smallest nations in the world, its military is regularly ranked among the top ten to fifteen in the world. Zionism and israel encyclopedia dictionarylexicon of zionismisraelmiddle eastjudaism. Jewish people are transferred to the contemporary state of israel in anticipation of a final future fulfillment.
Israels evangelical opponents will occasionally acknowledge that the bible, taken at face value, really does teach what the evangelical zionist believes. The word zionism comes from zion, which means jerusalem. For christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to god, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit, in which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison, because they formerly did not obey, when gods patience waited in the days of noah, while the ark was being. At all the turning points, it is the more ethnocentric elementsone might term them the. Zionism the 1901 jewish encyclopedia bible encyclopedia. It is suggested that this work be referred to as the encyclopedia biblica, and that the. Dictionaries bakers evangelical dictionary of biblical theology israel. The lord himself has promised to defend the jewish holy land when the times comes.
One of several waves of immigration aliyot in modern zionist history. Zionism and israel encyclopedia dictionarylexicon of. Because evangelicals have traditionally held that their beliefs must be based on scripture, antizionists must therefore resort to schemes by which the obvious meaning of the text is annulled. Wigoder has been the director of the oral history department, institute of contemporary jewry, hebrew university, and previously edited the encyclopedia of judaism and the multivolume encyclopedia judaica. Belief that successful settlement and repopulation of the land of israel required revitalization of jewish culture and hebrew language. This twopart volume deals with the emergence of zionism from its earliest precursors to the establishment of the state of israel in 1948. Zionism bible verses in the king james version kjv about zionism. Zionism and israel encyclopedia dictionarylexicon of zionism. Trump, jerusalem is not the capital of biblical israel. The large mass of zionists saw in this new organization a breaking away from the larger body, and, practically, zionism minus zion. Hebrews is mostly taken as synonymous with the semiticspeaking israelites, especially in the.
Christian zionism differs with replacement theology which teaches that the special relationship that israel had with her god in terms of her national destiny and her national homeland has been lost because of her rejection of jesus as messiah, and therefore the church has become the new israel. Zionist ideology holds that the jews are a people or nation like any other, and should gather together in a single homeland. The man who gave dignity, form, and permanence to the zionist movement was theodor herzl. The jews of palestine converted, first, to christianity, and, after the arab. Onpage analysis, page structure, backlinks, competitors and similar websites. My friend, there is no commandment in the bible to defend her now concerning the land of israel. The encyclopedia covers every aspect of the zionist movement, which was. Modern hebrew dictionary online translation lexilogos. Zionist shekel the certificate of membership received after paying dues or tax members of the zionist movement in former times. According to the biblical book of genesis the patriarch jacob. Zionism definition of zionism by the free dictionary. Zionismzionism in the bible wikisource, the free online. Purchase information for the jps audio bible can be found here.
In this issue of mishkan, the land of israel is brought into focus and viewed from a bible theological perspective. It dates back to the prehistoric days of israel in egypt. It was based primarily on ideas of ahad haam and eliezer ben yehuda. Comment and add your thoughts to our zionism and israel discussion forums. Encyclopedia of zionism and israel 2 volumes raphael patai on. Christian zionism is a belief among some christians that the return of the jews to the holy land and the establishment of the state of israel in 1948 were in accordance with bible prophecy. Zionism was selfconsciously the jewish analogue of italian and german national liberation movements of the nineteenth century. To love israel is to love israels biblical story, no matter of how mythical it is. The term zionism was coined in 1890 by nathan birnbaum. Its vision is rooted in the hebrew bible, where gods covenant with israel is the central story, and at the heart of the covenant is the promise of a land. Within the context of its time frame, zionist historiography itself becomes part and parcel of the history of zionism. Unlike herzl, the founder of political zionism, ahad haam strived for israel to be a. The zionism of the bible is far anterior to the exile of israel even the first exile. Aliyah bet illegal immigration, also called haapalah, conducted at the initiative of immigrant groups in europe, the jewish agency and in some cases with the help of the united states and even the nazis.
Stephen jones of gods kingdom ministries gives a teaching on how zionism is prophesied in the bible. It is not only limited to israels jewish aspects, but also covers although to a lesser. The sin of worshipping the land of israel instead of the god. Zionism, this factor was the breakdown of traditional jewish life and the attempts by jews to reconstruct their life within european nation states eisenstadt, 1992.
Christian zionism is a misnomer there is nothing christian. Whilst this movement has both religious and secular roots, what we see today in israel is actually an outworking of gods covenant to abraham. The israeli knesset decided to disengage from gaza within this year, territory that according to the bible belongs to israels promised land. Israels claim to jerusalem is usually based on the hebrew bible and the story of king david and his conquering of zion. According to the jewish encyclopedia the terms hebrews and israelites. Zionism is a jewish nationalistic political movement started over a hundred years ago. A shekel actually a halfshekel coin it seems was also paid to the temple as a tax and a means of taxation. The zionist ideas excerpt the jewish publication society. Most of them make no sense, except to support the zionist state of israel in its war against the palestinians and any other wars it may enter into. The idea of preparing a new dictionary of the bible on critical lines for the benefit of all.
American judeochristians, more recently labeled christian zionists, have remained mute during wars upon israels enemies in palestine, iraq, afghanistan, bosnia and elsewhere. Zionism simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The zionistcreated scofield bible the millennium report. Rather divergent views are expressed in the articles. In exceptional cases holmes and parsons has been consulted. An important tenet of zionism was the understanding that the jews of europe were in danger, that antisemitism would continue to rise and become increasingly virulent. From the french revolution to the establishment of the st.
The names of israeli military ranks and their linguistic analysis 20. The resurgence of the israeli military jews lamb and lion. Investigates the biblical justification for zionism and charts the historical rise of zionism since its 19th century roots. This complete, unabridged audio version features over 60 hours of readings by narrators. Apr 11, 2016 yet christian zionism is at least eighteen centuries older than dispensationalism. Israel definition and meaning bible dictionary bible study tools. Zionism and israel information center 20052011 hebrew arabic pronunciation and transliteration conventions. Moses, isaiah, malachi, all preached the love of the holy land. Every nation is a narration, and israels narrative pattern is cast into the hebrew bible. Hebrew bible, collection of writings that was first compiled and preserved as the. Many proponents of christian zionism, a christian movement that envisions the. See our resource centers on the british academic boycott of israel, and the anti zionism and antisemitism resource center, and the special section on the palestinian state.
Arabic influence modern period by roni henkin, in encyclopedia of hebrew. Encyclopedias of general content in hebrew and yiddish outside of israel. Zionism article about zionism by the free dictionary. Part 1 nov 15, 2006 when the israeli state was founded in 1948, it was hailed by many christians as the fulfillment of bible prophecy. Israel shamir born 1947, swedish antizionist writer. A recorded version of the jps tanakh, the most widely read english translation of the hebrew the jewish bible. In palestine, aliya bet was organized beginning in 1939 by the mossad laliya bet to bring immigrants to mandatory palestine after immigration was restricted by the british white paper of. Christian zionism endorses a theocratic and ethnocentric nationalism on the middle east and emphasizes events leading up to the end of history rather than living christs love and justice today. Zionism is an example of an important principle in jewish history. Entry for zionism the 1901 jewish encyclopedia one of 8 bible encyclopedias freely available, this encyclopedia is a descriptive record of the history, religion and customs of the jewish people. Jews return to the land of israel, utilise aspects of both the radical. The land of israel could then become the cultural and spiritual center for diaspora jewry.
Zionism is the nationalist movement to create a sovereign selfruling homeland for the jewish people in the land of israel. Its general definition means the national movement for the return of the jewish people to their homeland and the resumption of jewish sovereignty in the land of israel. Though zionists all agree that israel should exist, theyve long disagreed on what. The ideas of judenstaat spread throughout the jewish world. The early history of the israels claim to jerusalem and.
The term christian zionism is coined for the movement that started in america, that is encouraged by the american jewish lobby groups and the leadership of the nation of israel, in supporting israel s political agenda. Its new because it builds on a 1971 edition, the encyclopedia of zionism and israel, edited by the late raphael patai, adding about 30 percent more material. Biblical mottoes under the flags were part of the decorations. The shekel took its name from the ancient coins of israel see shekel. Critics of zionism see it in much more sinister terms. Zionism verses the bible by pastor thomas williamson. Zionism is the nationalist movement of the jewish people that espouses the reestablishment of. Providing a contribution to the argument for a single democratic and secular israeli state, this book shows how the biblical language of chosen people and promised land is used to justify ethnic division and violence. By juxtaposing the new testament, which according to the author focuses on justice, to the reading of the bible, khoury comes to the conclusion.
Gdud haavoda members took part in building other settlements as well and worked in paving roads, swamp drainage, construction, agriculture and other tasks. He soon won over such jewish leaders as israel zangwill, max nordau, alexander marmorek, and others. This electronic version of his work is from an edition that appeared in 1890 which contains all seven volumes. A few years ago christian supporters of israel were confronted with the same question when israel withdrew its troops from jericho and later on from large parts of judea and samaria. Zionism is a political and cultural movement supporting a homeland for the jewish people and their society. Indeed, they actually precede the first zionist congress of 1897, and they embrace not only eco nomic and. Learn more from our articles on zionism in the commentary collection. This movement resulted in the creation of the state of israel in 1948.
Modern hebrewenglish dictionary, online translation, grammar of the hebrew language. Therefore, zionists understood that there was some urgency about their work. Richard kugelman, hebrew, israelite, jew in the new testament. All christians should repudiate zionism and should work for a peace settlement in the middle east that will be of mutual benefit to abrahams jewish and arab children in palestine. The term began to be used in the mid20th century, superseding christian restorationism. During the late eighteenth century and the beginning of the nineteenth century the number of. This solidarity is not uncritical, however, but also in this i am no different from many jews. Zionism synonyms, zionism pronunciation, zionism translation, english dictionary definition of zionism. Israel and zionism in the eyes of palestinian christian. New encyclopedia of zionism and israel middle east policy council. And through biblical prophecy, the vision of the past becomes the vision the future. Produced and recorded for jps by the jewish braille institute. Oct 26, 2017 the earliest books of the bible make palestine the rallyingpoint of israel and the nations.237 164 1269 1574 1139 681 372 85 1030 390 1351 1426 327 276 9 355 1015 1258 251 1513 69 1087 400 1121 896 1072 776 1118 1371 963 210 1471 332 1442 1404 563 631 984