Elijah, Hosea and Daniel & the restoration of Israel.
Even as the world has handed Iran carte blanche to build nuclear weapons and export terror throughout the world, we are witnessing the miraculous restoration of Israel. Hebrew prophets spoke of what we now recognize as current events—the return of a Jewish remnant to the promised land—even before Joshua and his people crossed the Jordan into Canaan some 3,500 years ago.*
…when all these things are come upon you, the blessing and the curse which I have set before you, and you shall call them to mind among all the nations where the LORD your God has driven you…the Lord your God will turn your captivity and have compassion upon you and will return and gather you from all the nations where the Lord your God has scattered you. If any of yours are driven out unto the outermost parts of heaven, from there will the Lord your God gather you and from there will he fetch you. And the Lord your God will bring you into the land that your fathers possessed and you will possess it; and he will do you good and multiply you above your fathers. (Deu 30:1-5)(*Those who do not believe that the words above were spoken by Moses but originated later, in the time of Judah’s King Josiah who died in 609 BCE, may weigh their prophetic accuracy against the 2,557-year gap between Josiah’s death and the reappearance of sovereign Israel in 1948.)
By my count, nineteen other prophets were active in Israel and Judah during the 337-year time span encompassed by the novels in this series. These included Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Zechariah, each of whom had much more to say, specifically, about the future restoration of Israel than Elijah, Hosea or Daniel. But Daniel and Elijah confronted great kings. Hosea married Gomer, ancient Israel herself.
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