What does Ezekiel 23 mean? How can it be in the Bible?

It may be surprising at how direct and blunt the scriptures are. There is a broad and important lesson in Ezekiel 23.​

Ezekiel 23:2-3 “…there were two women, the daughters of one mother: And they committed whoredoms in Egypt; they committed whoredoms in their youth…” We need not wonder who these two daughters were: one was […]

July 4th, 2018|Israel, Middle East|

Why didn't God send Jesus to other places?

Q) Why didn't God send Jesus to other places?

A) The purpose of Jesus ministry was to gather true worshippers of Jehovah from Israel. In Matthew 15:24 (NIV) Jesus said, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.” Jesus’ purpose was not to convert the world.

Q) Why were the Jews so special?

A) God only […]

June 11th, 2018|Bible and Bible Characters, Israel, Middle East|

When will the War of Ezekiel 38 happen? Many say it might start this year or next year. If so, will it start before or after the Church Bride Class is completed?

There are a variety of thoughts about the Ezekiel 38 prophecy. The following represents one viewpoint. 

Three preconditions must be met prior to the war:

First, Israel must be regathered as a nation (verses 8,12). In the last 140 years, large populations of Jewish people have immigrated back to the promise land. The year 1948 saw Israel […]

What are some of the good things King Saul did during his reign in Israel?

The life of Saul is narrated in 1 Samuel chapters 9-15.  Saul was a member of the tribe of Benjamin, one of the smallest tribes and one which settled the hill country east of Jerusalem. Saul was a very tall man and especially handsome. (1 Samuel 9:2, 21) 

Respecting his character, he was not self-promoting. When […]

May 3rd, 2018|Bible and Bible Characters, Israel, Middle East|

What was the role of a priest in the Bible?

We could generally describe the role of God's priests as follows:

1. These were ordained by God to offer sacrifices-
"For every high priest taken from among men (all the Jewish priests were taken from the Kohan family of the tribe of Levi) is appointed on behalf of men (set apart for their work to represent their […]

April 26th, 2018|Israel, Middle East, Mosaic Law, Tabernacle, Tithes|

Whose descendants are the Philistines? Why are they in constant conflict with Israelites 'till this date?

The Philistines were a people of Aegean origin who settled on the southern coast of Palestine about the same time as did the Israelites. According to biblical tradition (Deuteronomy 2:23; Jeremiah 47:4), the Philistines came from Caphtor (possibly Crete, although there is no archaeological evidence of Philistine life there). The first records of the Philistines […]

April 7th, 2018|Israel, Middle East, Past and Present Prophesies|

When was Jerusalem created?

The Bible does not give us a specific date. However, it does trace its beginnings. Ezekiel 16:3 (NASB), “Thus says the Lord GOD to Jerusalem, ‘Your origin and your birth are from the land of the Canaanite, your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite.’”

Who were the ancestors of the Amorites and Hittites? […]

March 15th, 2018|Israel, Middle East, Miscellaneous Bible Questions|

Historically, is there a ten year gap between the 69th. and 70th. prophetic weeks of Daniel 9:24-27? Is a gap the reason why some believe 7 years of tribulation are separated from the earlier 69 years?

Daniel 9:24-27 takes us from rebuilding of Jerusalem’s walls through the coming of the Messiah. When did the rebuilding of Jerusalem begin? Nehemiah 2:1 records that the Persian King, Artaxerxes, gave Nehemiah permission to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem in the “year 20” of his reign. Establishing exactly when this happened has created confusion for […]

Why didn't the Samaritans and the Jews meet together?

The people, who became known as the Samaritans, came from the Assyrian empire. When the ten tribes of Israel were taken captive by Assyria, the Assyrians sent foreign people to populate the land. 

2 Kings 17:23-34,”So the people of Israel were taken from their homeland into exile in Assyria, and they are still there. The king […]

Why did the Israelites want to worship God where the Egyptians could not see them?

In Exodus chapter 3, God very clearly outlined how the deliverance from Egypt would take place. God commanded Moses to address Pharaoh with the following words: “and you with the elders of Israel will come to the king of Egypt and you will say to him, ‘The Lord, the God of the Hebrews, has […]

October 24th, 2017|Bible and Bible Characters, Israel, Middle East|