The Foundation of Israel
The history of Israel goes back even further than 2000 BC. The selection of Israel as a special nation was part of God's plan from the beginning of time. God's choice of Israel as His "chosen people" did not lie in any special size, nature or attraction. Actually, the nation of Israel was the least in number among all the nations. Rather, God chose these people because of His love for them and His unconditional covenant with Abraham. It was God's plan from the beginning to bring forth the Messiah through Israel to act as the savior for the entire world.