The First Zionists ✡ “Men Who Willingly Settled In Yerushalayim” – Israel365

The people gave their blessing to all the men who willingly settled in Yerushalayim.
Nehemiah 11:2 (The Israel Bible™)

וַיְבָרֲכוּ הָעָם לְכֹל הָאֲנָשִׁים הַמִּתְנַדְּבִים לָשֶׁבֶת בִּירוּשָׁלִָם׃
Hear the verse in Hebrew

va-ye-var-KHU ha-AM le-KOL ha-a-na-SHEEM ha-MEET-nad-VEEM la-SHE-vet

The First Zionists

Many people associate the term “Zionism” only with the movement that began in the late 19th century when Jews began returning to the Land of Israel in what became known as the “First Aliya.” In truth, however, the term Shivat Tzion (returning to Zion) was first used in reference to those who returned from the Babylonian exile with Ezra and Nehemia some 2,500 years ago. Scholars have pointed out the two events share similar characteristics. In both cases, the majority of exiles did not opt to return to Israel, and most of those who did come were young, driven by idealism and without strong ties to their host countries. Indeed, history, especially Jewish history, tends to repeat itself.
Are you a Zionist?

Why is the Book of Nehemiah Different Than the Other Bible Books?


Israel365 Store Customers Say: 

About The Israel Bible: The Five Books of Moses Chalice Boettcher says, “For the scholar, it means everything to go back to the original language.”


Music Video: Shivat Tzion (Return to Zion)                             


Our Latest Olive Tree Donors

Todah Rabbah (thank you) to Yen Ling Sarah Yong, En Chuan Chong, Sandi Harris



FREE Online Bible Study Plans!                                                     


Recent Holocaust Campaign Donors

Todah Rabbah (thank you) to Angela Haros from the USA, Barbara Lewis from the UK, William Riddell from the USA

Forward this email to a friend!
Copyright © 2018 Israel365, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:


Steve Martin

STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I (45 years in October 2022!), through the ministry of Love For His People we founded in 2010, give love and support for our friends in Israel and in other nations with friendship, humanitarian aid, and social media support, along with Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel. Steve has also authored and published 34 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area. We have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.