|Ezekiel’s Years: In the Twenty-seventh Year:
7 April 1989
“The word of Yehuveh came expressly unto Ezekiel. . . .”
|7 April 1989:
Twenty-seventh year, first month, first day 27y 1m 1d
Based on 7 April 1989 = 1m 1d with moon at 1%.
Summary: Not only did Yehuveh forewarn Egypt that their agression would result in their demise, but He clearly stated that other nations would benefit by the resources Egypt lost. In “employing” Babylon to accomplish His purposes, He promises them the booty of Egypt for wages.
|Scriptural Reference: Ezekiel 29:17.
“And it came to pass in the seven and twentieth year, in the first month, in the first day of the month, the word of Yehuveh came unto me, saying, .. . . Behold, I will give the land of Egypt unto Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon.”
History and Related Events: As a direct result of Sadat’s initiation of the Yom Kippur War with Israel and the resultant downfall of Egypt, Yehuveh stated that He would give Egypt to the King of Babylon as wages for his army. That is a strange statement, but merely the Yehuveh-appointed follow-up on Egypt’s aggression toward Israel.
It must be noted that Hagar, Abraham’s wife’s servant and the mother of his (surrogate) first son Ishmael, was an Egyptian [according to The Book of Jasher XV:31, the daughter of Pharoah himself]. Ishmael is patriarch to the Arabic peoples, thus technically making the Arab nations a part of Scriptural symbol of Egypt. By contrast, Iraq represents the modern descendents of ancient Babylon. “Iraq’s President Sadam Hussein was a brutal dictator, but hardly an incompetent. . . . . . . In the Iraqi president’s view, his armies alone had ‘saved’ the Arab Middle East from the hordes of the Ayatollah Khomeini. Did not that achievement entitle Iraq to financial compensation from other Arab governments, and specific to a cancellation of Iraq’s debts to them.” This view was soundly Scriptural, for Yehuveh Himself had purposed to pay for Babylon’s military work by giving “the land of Egypt unto . . . king of Babylon; and he shall take her multitude, and take her spoil, and take her prey; and it shall be the wages for his army.” Thus, he attacked Kuwait and threatened to go farther into the Arab terretories. Sachar, Howard M. A History of Israel From the Rise of Zionism to Our Time. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY, 1996. Pp. 977-978; Ezekiel 29:19.
Observations and Comments: In Yehuveh’s interplay with the nations, He moves resources and wealth around to sustain His purposes. In this case, the resources of Egypt become the wages of Babylon for their services to Yehuveh. Novel idea!
Originally Written: 16 November 2007
Latest Update: 20 November 2007
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