Prophecy in the NT, 2nd Principle: Thematic Context

The context of a prophecy may be thematic rather than chronological. The birth of Yeshua in Bethlehem, "the city of David" (Luke 2:11), is iconic in Christian circles, the center of Christmas pageants in churches all over the world every December. I still enjoy the songs of the Christmas season (even though I know it's …

Egypt’s Dossier, Part 5: Outlining Ezekiel 29-30

Ezekiel 29 is a very difficult passage of Scripture to unravel, in part because the chapter divisions are so wonky in comparison to the text.  Verses 1-16 were given, "In the tenth year, in the tenth month, on the twelfth of the month," or winter of 587 BCE.  Verses 17-21, on the other hand, were …

A Prophetic Dossier of Egypt – Part 1: Introduction and Caveat

Since the riots began in Egypt, one of the most frequent searches that has brought people to this blog is some combination of "Egypt," "riot" and "prophecy."  In addition, I have been approached several times by people wanting to know if there is anything about the riots and the resignation of Mubarak in Biblical prophecy.  …