It is important to know the history of Abraham and his descendants and where those people are today. This knowledge enables us to understand prophetic references regarding those people. Many prophecies about Israel today are referring to many more nations than just the single nation of Judah, commonly referred to as Israel today, located in the Middle East.
Joe Dobson pastors the United Church of God congregations in the Kansas City and Topeka, KS and Columbia and St. Joseph, MO areas. Joe and his wife Pat are empty-nesters living in Olathe, KS. They have two sons, two daughters-in-law and four wonderful grandchildren.