Ezekiel’s Years: In the Eleventh Year:

10 April 1973
Ezekiel 30:20.

“The word of Yehuveh came expressly unto Ezekiel. . . .”
Ezekiel 1:3.

10 April 1973:
Eleventh year, first month, seventh day     
11y 1m 7d
    Based on
4 April 1973 = 1m 1d with moon at 1%.     
Summary: In spite of Yehuveh’s repeated warnings, Egypt continued developing its stealthy plans for the invasion of Israel on 6 October 1973. Now Yehuveh states clearly that the demise on Egypt will be so total they will be unable to pick up a weapon again. And just so history records the outcome!
Scriptural Reference: Ezekiel 30:20.

“And it came to pass in the eleventh year, in the first month, in the seventh day of the month, that the word of Yehuveh came unto me, saying, Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and, lo, it shall not be bound up to be healed.”

History and Related Events
: In “April [1973], speaking to army graduates on Masada, Dayan spoke of ‘the superiority of our forces over our enemies, which holds promise of peace for us and our neighbors.’”  Gilbert, Martin. Israel: A History, William Morrow and Company, Inc., New York, NY, 1998. P. 423.
        “In April 1973, in a ceremony on the peak of Masada, he [Dayan] proclaimed his vision of ‘a new State of Israel with broad frontiers, strong and solid, with the authority of the Israeli Government extending from the Jordan to the Suez Canal.’” O’Brien, Conor Cruise.
The Siege: The Saga of Israel and Zionism. Simon and Schuster, New York, 1986. P. 508.
        “In 1973, Hussein was constrained by the logic of ‘Arab consensus’ policy to join with Egypt and Syria in the
Yom Kippur War against Israel. But even this daunting problem in Israel-Jordan relations was handled in the spirit of adversarial partnership. The king sent a brigade to fight the Israelis on the Syrian front, but secretly asked the Israelis not to retaliate along the Jordanian front. Israel had its own excellen reasons for agreeing, so the bridges remained open throughout the awr. The adversarial part of the relationship was fought out in Syria, while in Palestine the pragmatic partnership stood the strain.” Ibid., p. 453.
        “Israel’s response to
Black September included some sophisticated attacks of her own, with the essential and time-honored distinction that whereas the Palestinians were aiming almost exclusively at civilians, the Israelis took pains not to hit civilians and generally succeeded. The most spectacular of these responses was in April 1973, when Israeli commandos infiltrated Beirut and killed three key PLO men in their apartments. Throughout 1973, the Israeli pressure against the Black September leadership mounted, causing them to spend ever more time on survival and ever less time on terror. In the fall of that year, the organziation disappeared. Almost none of the organizers of the attack on the Olympic team survived into the 1980’s. Yet what could be construed as a military success in the war against terror was soon to prove a political disaster in the fight for world opinion. In the aftermath of the Yom Kippur War and the Arabe oil embargo, the Israelis wre to learn that much of the blame was to be laid at their doorstep for the crime of denying justice to the Palestinians.” Lozowick, Yaacov. Right to Exist: A Moral Defense of Israel’s Wars, Anchor Books/Random House, Inc., New York, NY, 2003. P. 150.

Gael Bataman         
Originally Written:      16 November 2007
Latest Update:            20 November 2007

Return to Zadok Home Page                           Go Back One . . .            Continue . . .       
Return to Intro to Ezekiel’s Years                  Return to Ezekiel’s Years: Summary