Part 4 - Aliyah: Rebirth of a Nation
In the Bible, the prophet Isaiah asks the question, "Can a nation be born in a day?" (Isaiah 66:8). Isaiah was asking this question concerning Israel as he foresaw her prophetic future.
This unit both asks and answers Isaiah's ancient question by tracing the history of the Jewish children of Abraham from destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans in AD 70, through 20 centuries of exile among the nations, up and until their miraculous return to their ancient and biblical homeland, Israel.
The unit also examines how a once desolate landscape was transformed into a Garden of Eden, as an amazing fulfillment of ancient prophecies. At its rebirth in 1948, Israel's Jewish population stood at 600,000. Today it is closer to 6 million.
"Aliyah" is the Hebrew word used to describe the mass migration of Jews to Israel. And who can explain this incredible population shift?
Simply put: God is at work keeping His covenant promises to His Chosen People by summoning them from the North, South, East and West in direct fulfillment of biblical prophecy!