Will Jesus Enter the Eastern Gate For the First Time or, Again?
05-31-2010, 08:35 PM (This post was last modified: 05-31-2010 08:37 PM by Rose of Shushan.)
RE: Will Jesus Enter the Eastern Gate For the First Time or, Again?
Quote:In Zechariah 14:2 in part reads:
The verse in Zechariah reads
Zec 14:2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
You referred to the passage stating nations not nation.Well the hebrew word is Hagoyim.
It seens hagoyim can mean nation or nations.Consider the following verse
Lev 18:24 Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you:
Seems to me the only nation that was cast out were the caananites.It certainly was not the whole world.In 4 verses later that same nation is referred to in the singular as goy
Lev 18:28 That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that were before you.
yet in Deut 4:38 again it refers to it as goyim
Deu 4:38 To drive out nations from before thee greater and mightier than thou art, to bring thee in, to give thee their land for an inheritance, as it is this day.
Other verses which have hagoyim which is translated as nation include
Exo 34:10 And he said, Behold, I make a covenant: before all thy people I will do marvels, such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation: and all the people among which thou art shall see the work of the LORD: for it is a terrible thing that I will do with thee.
What I see though from the whole of the Zechariah verse is that it was fulfilled AD70 to AD135.A parallel verse which I correlate with the events in that time period is
Deu 28:49 The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;
Deu 28:50 A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young:
Deu 28:51 And he shall eat the fruit of thy cattle, and the fruit of thy land, until thou be destroyed: which also shall not leave thee either corn, wine, or oil, or the increase of thy kine, or flocks of thy sheep, until he have destroyed thee.
Deu 28:52 And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls come down, wherein thou trustedst, throughout all thy land: and he shall besiege thee in all thy gates throughout all thy land, which the LORD thy God hath given thee.
Deu 28:53 And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters, which the LORD thy God hath given thee, in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee:
Deu 28:54 So that the man that is tender among you, and very delicate, his eye shall be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the remnant of his children which he shall leave:
Deu 28:55 So that he will not give to any of them of the flesh of his children whom he shall eat: because he hath nothing left him in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee in all thy gates.
Deu 28:56 The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter,
Deu 28:57 And toward her young one that cometh out from between her feet, and toward her children which she shall bear: for she shall eat them for want of all things secretly in the siege and straitness, wherewith thine enemy shall distress thee in thy gates.
Deu 28:58 If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD;
In AD 70 the people were taken captive into the nations by the Romans.The city was taken,the women raped.Josephus records that the famine and hunger was so bad that some mothers even cooked and ate their children.
The events that occured,in my opinion,reflect what the prophets foretold.So if the events already occurred why should we expect them to occur again? I see the prophets foretell events but once they happen noone ever expects for history to then totally repeat itself.
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