World Watch Daily: “There have been letters signed by generals, rabbis, Hollywood folks, and now – as of Thursday morning – a New York Times advertisement signed by a who’s who of Jewish “formers,” 25 mostly erstwhile members of the A-list of American Jewish leadership avowing their support for the Iran nuclear deal.
A number of the people who signed the declaration are former heads of organizations that have come out swinging against the controversial deal, including former AIPAC executive director Thomas Dine and former American Jewish Committee presidents E. Robert Goodkind, Robert S. Rifkind, and ex-ambassador Alfred H. Moses.
The list also includes three former chairs of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, two Jewish former members of Congress and nine leaders from the Jewish Federations of North America.”
Opinion: World Watch Daily (www.watch.org), is a site I visit a few times daily. Bill Koenig posts articles form reliable websites.
Bill’s headline references Ezekiel 38-39, the war of Gog and Magog as an outcome of this tragic Iran agreement. We have posted hundreds of articles and commentary on the future war that are accessible through our search bar on the home page.
But the Jeremiah 40:35-39 tie-in to this deal is one I had not thought of. And evidently neither have the 25 far left Rabbi’s referenced in the article.
Elam in the Hebrew Bible is said to be one of the sons of Shem, the son of Noah. It is also used for the ancient country of Elam in what is now southern Iran, whose people the Israelites believed to be the offspring of Elam.
Jeremiah 49:35-38 “This is what the Lord Almighty says: “See, I will break the bow of Elam, the mainstay of their might. I will bring against Elam the four winds from the four quarters of heaven; will scatter them to the four winds, and there will not be a nation where Elam’s exiles do not go.
I will shatter Elam before their foes, before those who want to kill them; will bring disaster on them, even My fierce anger,” declares the Lord.”
The next verse (Jeremiah 49:39) is particularly fascinating; “I will pursue them with the sword until I have made an end of them. I will set My throne in Elam and destroy her king and officials,” declares the Lord. “Yet I will restore the fortunes of Elam in days to come,” declares the Lord.”
According to Bible Knowledge Commentary (Walvoord/Zuck) “Jeremiah’s statement about Elam’s destruction seems to take on eschatological dimensions as God says He will set His throne in Elam to supervise her destruction. Yet Elam’s destruction will not be total because God will restore her fortunes in days to come.”