If the land is a central component of the calling out and establishing of Israel, where, precisely, do its boundaries lie? Where does the land start and where does it end? Are today’s borders identical or different from those understood to be the boundaries in the time of the great kings David and Solomon?

What land was actually promised by God? What is the “River of Egypt” that marks its southern extreme? What is meant by “from Dan to Beersheba”?

These are some of the common questions asked regarding the size and geographical location of the “Promised Land”. In this feature we will endeavor to answer these and any others that arise as we trace and track the centuries-old borders of Israel.