H\@F>E-ZuoU7@~:0y Q1f*:vImy9Mk{h\7InMURtpoNmX:wc|N}9?I&3)I7{q&y=_=VwsRUvE9d,vLbS{OG AB9N;srH!yAR The Book of Ezekiel, Click chart to enlarge However, religious sources emphasize that they were able to maintain their religious traditions despite the circumstances. Given these historic and certain future events, we can see that the various claims on Jerusalem are actually the outworking of a spiritual battle over Jerusalem, a battle between truth and error, between the God of Israel and spiritual forces of darkness. Read through this segment one chapter at a time. Very often in Britain, especially when faced with the overwhelmingly anti-Israeli bias that is endemic in our liberal media and the BBC, we fail to ask ourselves what we would have done placed in their position? Jews have won a total of 41% of all the Nobel Prizes in economics, 28% of medicine, 26% of physics and 19% of chemistry. This instruction is timeless and applies to Palestinian Arabs today. Compare this with what you saw in Ezekiel 8 through 11. c. Warning: This last segment of Ezekiel may seem a little boring after the first 39 chapters. Area A is under full control of the Palestinian Authority, Area B is under Palestinian civil control and shared Palestinian and Israeli security control, and Area C (62% of the West Bank) is under full Israeli control. EZEKIEL: THE GLORY OF THE LORD was the first King of the Jews. 722 BC The Northern Kingdom was taken into captivity by the Assyrians. The move to France was started by Clement V after he appointed nine French cardinals. I will take the children of Israel from among the nations and bring them into their own land (Ezek 37.21). Abrahams wife Sarah bore him a son, Isaac, and Isaacs wife Rebecca bore Jacob (meaning supplanter). Satan knows all this and end-time prophecy underscores the attempts by Satan to eliminate Israel: the dragon (Satan) persecuted the woman (Israel) who gave birth to the male child (Christ) (Rev 12.13), This hatred was evident in the holocaust and subsequent wars against Israel, and culminates in all nations turning against Israel at Armageddon (Zech 14.2, Rev 16.16). Work on the temple began but was soon stopped for some 15 to 16 years. He took with him two of his servants and his son Isaac. 722BC 622 BC (record next to 2Ki 22:3) 2Kings 22:1ff describes the incredible events during the reign of Josiah, the godly king over the southern kingdom of Judah at the time that the book of the law was found in the house of the Lord where it had been lost! 0000047374 00000 n Over the past 100 years the nation and people of Israel have come to prominence on the world scene. In 1967 the armies of Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon (and later Iraq) attacked Israel, but were defeated in just six days despite the huge Arab superiority in armour, aircraft and troops. For this reason it is sometimes called The Temple Vision. What is to be done with the temple? Image: Free Israel Photos. 0000002964 00000 n After the Southern Kingdom of Judah fell to the Babylonians in 586 BC the land of Judah and Jerusalem remained vacant (at rest) for 70 years until the Lord brought a remnant of His people back to the Promised Land: After seventy years are completed at Babylon, I will visit you and perform My good word toward you, and cause you to return to this place (Jer 29.10). Work on the temple was renewed by Haggai and Zechariah The temple was completed. As Gods witnesses and servants they are to turn many to righteousness (Dan 12.3) in very troubled times as nations crumble (Lk 21.25, Dan 2.34,35) and Gods judgments on the earth begin. It is typically identified as an area in the Sinai peninsula south of Kadesh-barnea. } In Europe, many of these migrating tribes were called the Saxons, Germans, Jutes, Alani (Alans) and Goths. Around 1880 the Turks ruled Israel/Palestine as part of the Ottoman Empire and there was only a small Jewish presence. Depending on the exact source, and the start date of the captivity, which is said to have occurred either in 586 CE or 597 CE, the Jewish people were either held in Babylon for 48 years or 59 years. That said, in these end times, a remnant of Israel is once more fulfilling her mission, together with the contracted Gentiles. The remnant of Israel who enter the millennial age with Christ continue this witness and servant hood, and some are sent to the nations to declare Gods glory (Isa 66.19). 1333 Franciscan Order established in Jerusalem. In October 1973 Egypt and Syria launched a surprise attack on Israel (the Yom Kippur War) but were eventually defeated. For example, they verify Gods plan for the Jewish Temple, the existence of King David, and the existence of Jewish synagogues in the Holy Land up to the Muslim conquest in 638 AD. In July 2006, to take one example at random, Hezbollah crossed the border of Lebanon into Israel and killed eight patrolmen and kidnapped two others, and that summer fired four thousand Katyusha rockets into Israel which killed a further forty-three civilians. Israels King David asked a similar question. War(fare) & Battles FIRST SIEGE Learn about the Babylonian Captivity of the Church in Avignon during the Middle Ages. Kibbutzim played a key role in Israels agricultural development, defense and political leadership, 1917: Balfour Declaration: the British government supported Zionist plans for a Jewish national home in Palestine, and General Allenby liberated Jerusalem from the Turks, giving Jews access to the city, 1920: The San Remo Peace Conference gave Britain a provisional Mandate for Palestine based upon the Balfour declaration, 1922: The League of Nations gave unanimous approval for a Jewish national homeland in Palestine and formalized the British Mandate, 1947: Arab nations reject the UN Partition Plan for an Arab state and a Jewish state, 1947: The Exodus, a refugee ship, was captured by the British off Palestine and 4,500 Holocaust survivors returned to German prison camps, 1948: Establishment of the State of Israel and declared open for Jewish immigration. What do you learn for example about the glory of the Lord when you find that passage?, etc. 4:11-12). 0000009068 00000 n They aim for a single state a Palestinian state. Different periods of history will be referred to when describing Israels holy sites and places. 638 Muslim/Arab conquest of the Holy Land completed. Then, in 922 BC the twelve tribes split into a southern kingdom (called The House of Judah, embracing Judea and Jerusalem) and a northern kingdom comprising ten tribes and called The House of Israel, or simply Israel (Jer 11.10). 0000177222 00000 n 1880 BC Jacob and his family move to Egypt to live with Joseph. Cities & Buildings History confirms the reality of such statements. Persian Emperors List & Timeline | Cyrus, Cambyses II & Darius. Dont get overwhelmed by the dating of events. This means that every time you visit this website you will need to enable or disable cookies again. Then in the margin list who gives it, how, where, and what Ezekiel is to do. 0000074417 00000 n At age 30 he would be eligible for the priesthood but before he reached that age he was taken into exile in the next invasion described below. (Gen 12:3)? Prior to the papacy being located in Avignon, generally the pope was considered the religious authority over all Christians. Don't get bogged down in all the temple measurements. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success.It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom [John F. Kennedy, President of the United States]. 4. What happened to the Northern 10 tribes? This settlement aligned with the boundaries God gave Israel at the time: I will fix your boundary from the Red Sea to the sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness to the River Euphrates (Exod 23.31). Jeroboam reigns over the northern Kingdom of Israel from Samaria. 403 0 obj <> endobj Sources. 2095 BC Abraham moves to the land of Canaan from Ur of the Chaldeans. For the next several years things were relatively quiet in Jerusalem and Judah. Where Did God's People Go After Captivity? The Southern or Kingdom of Judah lasted as an independent Kingdom from 930 to 597 B.C. A few years after Samaria fell and the kingdom of Israel was led into exile, the Assyrians turned their attention to Judah where Hezekiah was reigning and Isaiah the prophet was preaching. Mendicants: Overview, History & Orders | Who were the Mendicants? 931 BC The United Kingdom composed of 12 tribes was split (see 1Ki 11:1, 4, 7, 11 and following chapters) into Israel (10 Northern tribes with capital in Samaria) and Judah (2 Southern tribes with capital in Jerusalem). But the UN is not all bad: in 2015 the UN began to address issues of concern to the Jewish community, particularly anti-Semitism. But man will not spend eternity on this earth! }); Picture from Pat Marvenko Smith, BOOK OVERVIEW A primary reason for the existence of Israel is that she is Gods witness and servant in the world (Isa 43.10). The scattering of Israel was fulfillment of Bible prophecy, but recent history has also seen the fulfillment of Bible prophecy in the ingathering of Israel. ReferencesHoly Bible, a Faithful VersionThe Mysterious Numbers of the Hebrew Kings. www.simplybible.com Copyright Ron Graham 2001, "the priests and Levites, all Judah and Israel who were present, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem". Strictly speaking, todays Jews (Hebrew, Yehudim) are those who follow Judaism and who are descendants from the kingdom of Judah. Although they make up less than half of one percent of the world population, between 1901 and 1950 Jews won 14% of all the Nobel Prizes awarded for Literature and Science, and between 1951 and 2000 Jews won 32% of the Nobel Prizes for Medicine, 32% for Physics, 39% for Economics and 29% for Science. Some see the taking of East Jerusalem in 1967 by Israeli forces (see below) as the fulfillment of Jesus prophecy: Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. Hosea This is a mystery accepted by faith. The House of Judah was also rebellious and eventually suffered the same judgement. What? Where did they settle after leaving their captors? French cardinals had been in power for many decades now, and resented that Urban VI was Italian. Tap the title above, next to the arrow, to go to that nextlesson. Model of the Second Temple, The Temple of Solomon was destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar in 586 BC. part 2 with thoughts on Progressive Revelation, The BibleHuman Story or Divine Revelation?answer & implications, part 1. It also appears that some of the Hebrew festivals are reinstated, as in the Feast of Tabernacles (Zech 14.16). Corrupt world governments will have been crushed and Christs Kingdom will embrace the whole earth (Dan 2.35). What happens to the glory of the LORD? What did they live for? The history of Israel confirms this thought; Jacobs descendants, the twelve tribes of Israel (the Hebrew Israelites) have suffered but prevailed for 3,000 years. b. 0000047589 00000 n But the concept and promise is there (and the caveat is there too)! Without doubt there is an overall bias in the UN against Israel. This led to the Babylonian Captivity in which Jewish people were exiled from Israel. Revelation 21.8 says: But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. 1973 Yom Kippur War: on October 6, 1973, on the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, Syria and Egypt launched a surprise attack against Israel. Death is the last enemy and is not destroyed until the close of the Millennium. In the time of Moses God made such a contract with the people (nation) of Israel, although the Bible refers to it as as Gods covenant. When Jesus spoke of the appearance of new shoots on the fig tree signalling that summer is near, He was really saying that His return and the coming of the fullness of the Kingdom of God is near even at the doors. There will be an all-nation invasion of Israel at the very end of the age, with Jerusalem the objective (Zech 14.2). SECTION 3: Chapters 2532: Prophecies concerning the Nations. c. 837 BC-c. 800 BC [citation needed] King Joash of Judah. 14Do not turn aside from any of the commands I give you today, to the right or to the left, following other gods and serving them. Crowning his achievements was the building of the Temple in Jerusalem, which became the center of the Jewish people's national and religious life. I am the bright morning star. List the theme of each chapter as before. Why such Jewish genius? This idea is promoted even though there are records the Parthians fled northwest. When is Ezekiel to speak? It explains how mans free will (choice) can be destructive, or constructive. In fact, these future borders are almost identical to the borders of ancient Israel given to Moses in Num 34.1-12 as he was about to divide up Canaan for the twelve tribes (enlarge map). Put simply, todays church is often blind to her Jewish roots. It splits east-west with half the mountain moving north and half moving south, generating a very large valley reaching to Azal (Zech 14.4,5). Philippians OF JERUSALEM The people were exiled in Babylon. Israel Led into Captivity: 2 Kings 17:6: 721 BC: Strange Nations Transplanted into Samaria: 2 Kings 17:24: 716 BC: Hezekiah's Good Reign: 2 Chronicles 29: 715 BC: Hezekiah proclaims a solemn Passover: . Search through the entire ancient history timeline. It became the most important symbol of the Jewish faith for several reasons. 1520 Suleiman the Magnificent rebuilds the city walls of Jerusalem. What really changed the situation in Europe was the actions of Pope Boniface VIII, who became pope in 1294. Could it be that present-day Jerusalem is moved north to sit high above this valley? In this section add covenant to your list of key words and list what you learn. This biblical symbolism could apply to either a symbolic number or a literal number of God's servants. These historical sources include Persian documents that corroborate the Babylonian captivity and prove its occurrence. The tragic truth is that it suits Arab states very well to have the Palestinians endure permanent refugee status, and whenever Israel puts forward workable solutions they have been stymied by those whose interests put the destruction of Israel before the genuine well being of the Palestinians. They were Hebrew Israelites. Since Jesus is soon to return (He will be seen with the clouds Revelation 1.7), this last book is essentially an end time message. It is important to note that, despite the diaspora and subsequent persecution over the centuries, God always preserves a faithful remnant of His people. Israel's captivity began . Read each chapter carefully and do the following: a. BREAKING IT UP INTO BITE SIZED SEGMENTS There are many prophecies of the ingathering of national Israel and her remarriage to her God. 0000003622 00000 n Ezekiel 45 and 48 provide amazing detail of a (probably new) temple the LORDSs sanctuary located just north of the city area (see map). When did the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah go into captivity? Much, indeed, in every way! Judgments Against the Gloating Nations, Chapter 33-39 Millennial Jerusalem will also be called the LORD is there (Ezek 48.35) and nations will go up from year to year to worship the LORD (Zech 14.16). The atomic constants and the molecular structure of matter were made through Jesus. This view is of course incompatible with Christs teaching, namely, that the gospel (as spread by the church) should be first conveyed to Gods people, the house of Israel (Mat 10.6). Think about the billions of humans born since the world began. The Babylonian Captivity of the Jewish People: Origins The Babylonian Captivity occurred when the Jewish people faced exile from Israel. In the first place, God trusted his message to the Jews. Specifically, during the millennium, Israel will come a great nation, Christ will establish His kingdom and sit on Davids throne, the tribes of Israel will have been fully restored to the land promised to Abraham, and God will write His Law on the hearts of both Jew and Gentile. As the two of them went on together, Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham, Father?, The fire and wood are here, Isaac said, but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?. This is the first accredited online Biblical Hebrew course offered by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. They remained hopeful that their captivity would end through help from God. So much for the history of Israel over the past 3,000 years. Its up to an individual to choose to believe in Jesus and be born a second time!