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Syrian Crisis - Ezekial 29 , Egypt and Islam

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  • Yuhanon Meletius
    Dear Ronny The prophecy of Ezekiel is from the time of the Babylonian Exile. The prophet was an very young person when Josiah (639-609 BCE) the righteous king
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 16, 2013
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      Dear Ronny

      The prophecy of Ezekiel is from the time of the Babylonian Exile. The prophet was an very young person when Josiah (639-609 BCE) the righteous king was ruling the Northern state Judah with Jerusalem as the capital. He was killed in Meggido by Pharaoh Necho of Egypt (2 Kings 23:29) and that was a blow to all the expectations the young prophet Ezekiel had regarding the re-unification of Israel and establishment of true worship of Yahweh and a Davidic monarchy in the united nation. This he carried all through his life. His prophecy was done while he was in Babylon in exile (587 - 537).

      Chapter 29 of the book talks about the imminent fall of Egypt and what is said in verses 1 to 16 comes from 587 BCE. . Being a student of Old Testament, I would not call it a prediction. Prophets were shrewd social analysts too.  They were able to see what is going to happen in the near future seeing the line of current events. What Ezekiel said about Egypt happened in six month's time. Number forty (here years in verse 11) doesn't need to be taken literally. It is a symbol of a long period of punishment (Eze. 4:6; Numb. 14:33; 32:13). The names referred here denotes the then boundaries of Egupt.

      Migdol  is the present day Tel el hyer in the northern tip of the nation and svene is in the south on the territory of Ethiopia. The prophecy in verses 17 to 21 comes from 571 BCE. There is no reference to any other country in the region here.

      Again,one can not have any talk about Muslim in the Before Christian Era. Islam is a Post Christian Era religion. 

      Yuhanon Mor Meletius Metropolitan
      Trisshur

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      Is it not Bible prediction in Ezkiel 29 that Egypt and it's neighboring muslim states will come to extinction for 40
      years? Did it already happen in the past any time or yet to happen
      Ronnie Daniel
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