Promised Land

Promised Land

Canaan, the land promised by God to Abraham and his descendants. Gen. 12:7.
(often lowercase) a place or situation believed to hold ultimate happiness. Unabridged
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Promised Land
1.  Old Testament the land of Canaan, promised by God to Abraham and his descendants as their heritage (Genesis 12:7)
2.  heaven, esp when considered as the goal towards which Christians journey in their earthly lives
3.  any longed-for place where one expects to find greater happiness or fulfilment

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Promised Land definition

The land that God promised he would give to the descendants of Abraham and Isaac and Jacob; the land flowing with milk and honey; the land of Canaan, or Palestine. The Israelites did not take it over until after the Exodus, when they conquered the people already living there.

Note: By extension, an idyllic place or state of being that a person hopes to reach, especially one that cannot be reached except by patience and determination, is called a “Promised Land.”
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