“I (the Lord) will make the land of Egypt desolate in the midst of the countries that are desolate; and among the cities that are laid waste, her cities shall be desolate forty years; and I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them throughout the countries.” (Ezekiel 29:12, nkjv)
Ezekiel tells us Egyptians will be scattered among the nations and dispersed throughout the countries for forty years. No historical record or archaeological finding has yet confirmed an Egyptian (40-year) deportation similar to those experienced by Israel’s, (400-year Egyptian bondage, 70-year Babylonian captivity, or 1878-year worldwide diaspora.)
According to the Jewish historian Josephus, Egyptians went into captivity after Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon conquered Egypt, which occurred around 568 B.C. However, it is difficult to confirm the length of the Egyptian deportation. Thus, 40-years of Egyptian deportation might still be a pending prophetic event.
Additionally, Isaiah 19 seems to connect with Ezekiel’s prophecy. (See the three related articles discussing Egypt and Isaiah 19 linked below.) Is Egypt about to experience a desolation brought on by the Arab –Israeli War described in Psalm 83?
I Will Set Egyptians Against Egyptians
What Does the Future Hold For Egypt?
Is Egypt in Psalm 83?
This week on Prophecy Update Radio Derek Gilbert, from “Under the Bunker” blog-talk radio, interviews Bill Salus about the possible prophetic relevance of recent Egyptian protests. This interview was conducted on the eve of President Hosni Mubarak’s departure from office. The Ezekiel 29 and Isaiah 19 prophecies regarding Egypt are discussed.
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The liberal political pundits hope the present Arab protests spreading like wildfires throughout the Middle East will have positive results for the region. However, it is possible the unrest in the Holy Land could be the Lord’s way of telling humanity, as Bill puts it in this week’s Prophecy Update program,
“You have had 62-years since Israel became a nation international community and you’ve botched it and made it worse, and they have high-tech arsenals that can decimate the Jewish State pointed at the Jewish State. And I think the Lord’s going to step in at this point, and I don’t think we’re going to see an international peaceful resolve to this matter. I think it’s going to break out into wars and the peace Israel so desperately needs and wants to achieve they’ll have it and they’ll dwell securely in order for Ezekiel 38 & 39 to occur. But, it won’t be through politically brokered land for peace deals. I think it’s going to be a mess in the Mideast!”
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