Auschwitz concentration camp, arrival of Hungarian Jews, Summer 1944 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Israel. It is a nation of great importance to the Bible. For it is in the Bible that it is the Promised Land for the Jewish people. It is the recorded birthplace of Jesus. The list goes on and on.
But, it's land was not always occupied by the Jews. It was once part of the Ottoman Empire. The British conquered the land during the decline of the Ottoman Empire during World War I in 1917.
Adolf Hitler persecuted and killed many, many Jews. This lasted up to the end of World War II in 1942. Jews then flocked to this land as a result of the Holocaust. Israel as we know it became a nation again on May 14, 1948.
In the Vision of the Dry Bones, or the Valley of the Dry Bones, it is predicted that Israel will become a nation again. Here are some facts that make this interesting.
- The King James Bible was completed in 1611.
- Israel reformed as a nation in 1948 as prophesied by Ezekiel.
To which I have a couple of questions:
- How would an atheist explain this?
- Does anybody realize that the next two chapters in Ezekiel are prophesying about Armageddon?