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Originally posted by vaelamin
reply to post by BO XIAN
wait what is the DAMASCUS? I tried looking it up but all i could find was knives.
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In the very near future, Damascus will once again play a major role in human events. The prophet Isaiah provides us with God’s commentary on a future conflict between Damascus and Israel, and in so doing, he reveals certain prophecies which have been partially fulfilled in the past. However, the ultimate fulfillment of Isaiah 17 remains in the future. The current existence of Damascus, which will one day cease to be a city, as well as the historical absence of the coalition of nations prophesied to attack Israel and be destroyed by God, is proof that Isaiah 17 prophesies events yet future.
This is what God revealed to the prophet Isaiah:
“This message came to me concerning Damascus: ‘Look, Damascus will disappear! It will become a heap of ruins. The cities of Aroer will be deserted. Sheep will graze in the streets and lie down unafraid. There will be no one to chase them away. The fortified cities of Israel will also be destroyed, and the power of Damascus will end. The few left in Aram will share the fate of Israel’s departed glory,’ says the Lord Almighty.” Isaiah 17:1-3 (NLT)
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•Byblos in present-day Lebanon may date back as far as 5000 BCE and is considered by many to be the oldest continuously populated city.
•Damascus in Syria has existed at least since 3000 BCE.
•Varansi in India also dates back further than 3000 BCE.
•Medinat Al-Fayoum in Egypt is possibly dated at 4000 BCE.
•Gaziantep in Turkey dates back to 3650 BCE.
•Delhi, in India, dates to about 3500 BCE.
•Hebron in the West Bank is dated at 3500 BCE.
•Athens in Greece dates to about 3000 BCE.
•Luoyang, in China, dates to about 2070 BCE.
•Arbil and Kirkuk in Iraq have dates of 2300 and earlier than 3000 BCE respectively.
•Adana in Turkey and Jerusalem in Israel were established around 2000 BCE.
•Hama in Syria was established before 2000 BCE.
•Luxor/Thebes in Egypt also dates to 2000 BCE.
•Jaffa, Israel, and Aleppo, Syria are both about 3800 years old.
Some dispute exists about excluding Jericho from the list. In its present day location, it is about 3400 years old. However, Jericho is often indicated as one of the oldest civilizations, with settlements dating back as far as 11,000 BCE. So many call Jericho one of the oldest cities in the world because some settlement has been established in or around Jericho since the shift to domestication of plants and animals.
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