Sunday, August 18, 2013

Isaiah

19:1
The burden of Egypt. Behold, the LORD rideth upon a swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt: and the idols of Egypt shall be moved at his presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst of it.

19:2
And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and they shall fight every one against his brother, and every one against his neighbour; city against city,  kingdom against kingdom.
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3 comments:

  1. Isaiah 19:1&2 were written and speak of times well before islam was even thought up, But it certainly seems to be true for today.

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  2. I have heard others reference these verses in the last few weeks. I am not sure of their significance.
    Isaiah lived during the 700's BC The only times (prior to Isaiah) that Egypt had experienced significant internal strife was prior to Isaiah's time (around 3,000 BC and again around 1700 BC).
    The first Christian organizations began in Alexandria around 60 AD almost 2000 years ago. Around 200 to 400 AD there was a great deal of controversy within the church negotiating for political power within the city. Many Alexandrians were killed. Constantine had declared Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire in 312 AD, but Christians were in controversy over what that religion would look like. For some reason Alexandria in Egypt was more violent than most other areas, except perhaps Jerusalem.
    Maybe the Egypt of the past was unusually tolerant (as indicated by the great Alexandrian Library) as well as the modern Egypt, a country willing to declare peace with Israel. Maybe this makes Egypt an important target for those who cannot tolerate tolerance.

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  3. hello there and yet the liberals wring their hands every time Israel builds a home on their own land!..this is a horror and the world remains silent..sigh...

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