The 1917 Balfour Declaration is one of the most significant documents in modern Jewish history, articulating the historic right of the Jewish people to reestablish their homeland in Israel. Written by foreign secretary Arthur James Balfour and approved by the government of Great Britain, the declaration states clearly and unequivocally that Britain’s leaders “view with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavors to facilitate the achievement of this object.” Lord Balfour was a deeply religious Christian Zionist, whose biblical upbringing led to his pivotal support for the return of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel. This verse promises the Jewish people that Eretz Yisrael is their inheritance, their birthright and heritage forever. In modern times and throughout history, Hashem has used individuals such as Balfour as His agents in returning His people back to Israel. Today, many Christian Zionists follow in the footsteps of Lord Balfour, studying the Hebrew Bible and Old Testament as the roots of their Christian faith. Indeed, the Hebrew Bible and Old Testament are very similar – but how similar are they?
Source: Israel in the News