Did God Fulfill Every Good Promise?: Toward a Biblical Understanding of Joshua 21:43-45

Gregory Harris | July 26, 2012

Some Bible students believe that God’s promises concerning land to Abraham’s physical descendants have already been completely fulfilled. Those who hold to a ‘fulfillment of the land promises’ position often consider Josh 21:43–45 as proof that God already fulfilled the land promise of the Abrahamic Covenant to the Jewish people. Consequently, one should expect no future fulfillment for either the land or the nation of Israel because of this passage. However, a proper understanding of Josh 21:43–45 and the broader context of the Noahic and Abrahamic covenants shows that it is incorrect to claim that a statement concerning God’s faithfulness in Joshua means that God no longer is concerned with Israel and Israel’s relationship to the land of promise.

Vol. 23, no. 1 (Spring 2012)

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Harris, Gregory. "Did God Fulfill Every Good Promise?: Toward a Biblical Understanding of Joshua 21:43-45." The Master's Seminary Journal 23, no. 1 (Spring 2012): 55-83.