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In the Tanakh or Old Testament, the Hebrew Prophet Ezekiel in the Book of Ezekiel chapters 38-39 speaks of an invasion carried out by a group of nations against the Land of Israel, led by "Gog", who is said to originate from "The Land of Magog" (Ezekiel 38:1–2).
According to Ezekiel, the invading armies will lose without a battle, when God rains down fire and brimstone on their military forces (Ezekiel 38:20–22). Gog of the Land of Magog, the Chief Prince of Meshech and Tubal, moves to pillage the Land of Israel, and is destroyed by fire from heaven and for seven months, Israel buries the corpses in a valley called "Hamon-Gog." The timing of this invasion is said to occur when the Jews are secure and prospering in their land after just coming out of a worldwide exile (Ezekiel 38:8, 10–12).
The invading countries are identified in Ezekiel by their ancient tribal names: Magog, Meshech and Tubal, Persia, Ethiopia (Cush), Libya (Phut or Put), Gomer, and house of Togarmah (Beth-Togarmah). Many of these names are derived from the Table of Nations, a genealogy in Genesis 10 of the human race after Noah's Flood. Specifically, Ezekiel 38–39 mentions by name several of the grandsons and great-grandsons of Noah from Genesis 10: four or five of the seven sons of Japheth (Magog, Meshech, Tubal, Gomer, and possibly Madai - later known as Pars), and two of the four sons of Ham (Cush and Phut). Togarmah (son of Gomer), Sheba and Dedan (grandsons of Cush), and Tarshish (son of Javan) are also mentioned, but these last three (Sheba, Dedan, and Tarshish) are not said to participate in the attack against Israel (Ezekiel 38:13).
Originally posted by Mr Mask
Nope...no Ark. Oh well...guess we will have to send in Indiana Jones after all.
Also...Ethiopia should be attacking more 7-11s.
Interesting enough Ethiopia is known to hold in secret the Ark of the Covenant, we know from the Bible and the Indiana Jones movie that it has the power of heavenly fire
Originally posted by The time lord
Interesting enough Ethiopia is known to hold in secret the Ark of the Covenant,
[edit on 15/11/09 by masqua]
The Philistines took the ark of God down to Ashdod, one of their chief cities. They set it in the temple of Dagon, their fish-headed idol. The next morning, when they came into the temple, the image of Dagon was lying upon its face before the ark of the Lord. They stood the image up again; but on the next morning, not only was Dagon fallen down before the ark, but the hands and the head of Dagon had been cut off and were lying on the floor.
Besides all this, in the city of Ashdod, where the ark had been taken, all the people began to have boils and sores. They saw in this the hand of the God of Israel, and they sent the ark to Gath, another of their cities. There, too, the people broke out with boils and sores. They sent the ark to Ekron, but the people of that city said, "We will not have the ark of God among us. Send it back to its own land, or we shall all die."
The Ethiopia of Bible History (see also Bible Places) was located to the south of Egypt (see The Ancient Egyptians), extending through the junction of the White and Blue Nile (see The Nile River), including, and beyond, what is today Sudan (the map below shows the modern-day boundaries of Ethiopia and Sudan). Ethiopia is the Greek word that was used for the Hebrew word Cush, with both used interchangeably through The Bible. Ethiopia was inhabited by Ham's son Cush (see Sons Of Noah) (Genesis 10:6, Jeremiah 13:23, Isaiah 18:1-2).
•Ethiopia's history was often interwoven with that of Egypt. Together or apart they fought wars with the Israelites from time to time. During the reign of Rehoboam (see Kings of Israel and Judah), Ethiopia fought with Egypt against Judah (2 Chronicles 12:3). In the reign of Asa, a very large force of Ethiopians under Zerah was defeated by Judah (2 Chronicles 14:9-13, 16:7-9). Later, Tirhakah, a powerful Ethiopian king of a dynasty that had subjected Egypt itself, came against Hezekiah of Judah but was driven back by the Assyrians (see Ancient Empires - Assyria) (2 Kings 19:9, Isaiah 37:9)
•Because of their attacks upon the land of Israel, the destruction of the Ethiopian kingdom became certain (a lesson foolishly ignored by Israel's enemies today). Many prophecies dealt with their coming ruin (e.g. Isaiah 18:1, 20:3-5, 43:3, Jeremiah 46:9-10)
•There is some indication that the Ethiopians may have held territory other than in Africa, on the east side of the Red Sea, in what is today Arabia (2 Chronicles 21:16)
•Ethiopia was the westernmost frontier of the Persian Empire at its peak (see Ancient Empires - Persia) (Esther 1:1, 8:9)
•Ethiopia was a source of the precious stone topaz (Job 28:19)
•In the time of the New Testament, Ethiopia was ruled by Candace, a queen mentioned in Acts 8:27. It was one of her servants, now popularly known as the "Ethiopian eunuch," who was converted and baptized by Philip (Acts 8:26-40)
Originally posted by Totalstranger
Ethiopia doesnt have the resources to rob a 7-11, let alone attack Israel.
and since OP mentioned it, did they ever show the Ark like they were going to a few months back??