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By: Anonymous Muslim

 

Rebuttal to Pagan Christian's who falsely interpret Isaiah 11 as an alleged "prophecy" of the Creation of the illegal Zionist "state" of "Israel" in 1948 C.E.

 

First to see some more great refutations to Pagan Christians fake "prophecies" in the Corrupted Bible go to these great links:

http://www../library/modern/jim_lippard/fabulous-prophecies.html

 

http://www../library/modern/theodore_drange/bible.html

 

http://www../library/modern/steven_carr/non-messianic.html

 

http://www.2think.org/hundredsheep/bible/comment/daniel.shtml

 

http://www.atheists.org/christianity/daniel.html

 

http://www../library/historical/thomas_paine/examine_prophecies.html

 

http://www.jewsforjudaism.com/web/mainpages/FAQ.html

 

http://www../library/modern/farrell_till/prophecy.html

 

 

Now let me move on again and discuss Isaiah 11:

Pagan Trinitarian Christians often like to bring up Isaiah 11:10-12 let us read these verses:

In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his place of rest will be glorious. 11 In that day the Lord will reach out his hand a second time to reclaim the remnant that is left of his people from Assyria, from Lower Egypt, from Upper Egypt, [b] from Cush, [c] from Elam, from Babylonia, [d] from Hamath and from the islands of the sea.

 12 He will raise a banner for the nations
       and gather the exiles of
Israel;
       he will assemble the scattered people of
Judah
       from the four quarters of the earth. (From the NIV Bible)

Pagan Christians get very excited and say this is a prophecy that came true in 1948 C.E. with the founding of the Zionist "state" of "Israel".  The Zionists appeal to Isaiah 11:11 were it says:

 that day the Lord will reach out his hand a second time (NIV Bible)

 

The Pagan Christians then claim that Isaiah was referring to the "second time" as the prophecy of the creation of "Israel" in 1948 C.E.; with the first time being the return from the Babylonian captivity in 537 B.C.E.

 

This Pagan Christian interpretation is fraudulent and WRONG, we will know see why!  We will clearly see "prophecy" in Isaiah was NOT predicting anything in 1948 C.E.  Isaiah was simply speaking to his contemporary Israelites suffering under the Assyrian captivity (begin in approximately 740 B.C.E.)  Let us study this in depth now:

 

The Israelite Jews underwent 3 historical captivity's or exiles from Palestine.  These are as follows in chronological order:

 

1) "The Egyptian Captivity" or the "Exodus from Egypt" (Exodus occurred circa 1440 B.C.E.)  This was when the Jews were in captivity in Egypt, the Jews first captivity.  This exile is discussed in the "book of Exodus".  Moses(PBUH) lead the Israelites out of Egypt on the "Exodus", Egyptian captivity then ended.

Dating of the "Exodus" from Egypt range from scholars who date it at 15th Century B.C.E. (approx. 1440 B.C.E.), to scholars who date it at the 13th Century B.C.E. (approx. 1290 B.C.E.). 

 

To read the debate regarding these 2 dates go to this link: http://www.crivoice.org/exodusdate.html

 

2) "The Assyrian Captivity" (began in 740 B.C.E.; and there was NO historical return from this captivity: this is where the legend of the "Lost Tribes of Israel" comes from).  This was the Israelite Jews second time in Captivity.  This time the Israelites were in captivity in Assyria (Assyrian empire stretched from modern day Egypt to around modern day Iran).  In the Corrupted Bible see 2 Kings Ch. 17 for some info on this time period.

 

Go the following link for more on the "Assyrian captivity": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assyrian_captivity

 

Also go to the following link for a map of the Assyrian Empire; which has the empire's size at 2 different dates: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Map_of_Assyria.png

 

 

3) "The Babylonian Captivity" (3 dates regarding Israelites being taken Captive by the Babylonians occur in the Bible in Jeremiah 52:28-30: the dates of Israelites abductions by the Babylonians are; 597 B.C.E., 586 B.C.E., and 581 B.C.E. (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babylonian_Captivity)  The Babylonian exile then ended in 537 B.C.E. when the Persians lead by Cyrus the Great defeated the Babylonian Empire and granted the Israelite Jews the right to return to their homeland)  This was the third Captivity for the Israelites.

 

To read more about the Babylonian Captivity go to the following link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babylonian_Captivity

 

 

 

Let us now interpret the verses in Isaiah 11:

Let us being with Isaiah 11:10-11: In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his place of rest will be glorious. 11 In that day the Lord will reach out his hand a second time to reclaim the remnant that is left of his people from Assyria, from Lower Egypt, from Upper Egypt, [b] from Cush, [c] from Elam, from Babylonia, [d] from Hamath and from the islands of the sea. (From the NIV Bible)

 

The "book of Isaiah" was written during the late 8th and early 7th Centuries B.C.E.

Historical setting for Isaiah

Isaiah lived during the late eighth and early seventh centuries BCE, which was a difficult period in the history of Jerusalem. He was part of the upper class but urged care of the downtrodden. At the end, he was loyal to King Hezekiah, but disagreed with the King's attempts to forge alliances with Egypt and Babylon in response to the Assyrian threat.

Isaiah prophesied during the reigns of four kings -- Uzziah (Azariah), Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah. According to tradition, he was martyred during the reign of Manasseh, who came to the throne in 687 BCE. That he is described as having ready access to the kings would suggest an aristocratic origin. (From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Isaiah)

 

So clearly the "book of Isaiah" was written while many of the Israelites were undergoing the "Assyrian Captivity" (began 740 B.C.E., no return).  So when Isaiah 11:11 says: In that day the Lord will reach out his hand a second time to reclaim the remnant that is left of his people from Assyria, from Lower Egypt, from Upper Egypt, [b] from Cush, [c] from Elam, from Babylonia, [d] from Hamath and from the islands of the sea. (NIV Bible)

 

This is clearly referring to a future return from the Assyrian Captivity (740 B.C.E.)  This "prophecy" failed as their was NEVER a historical return of those 10 tribes of Israelites from the Assyrian Captivity.  The reason Isaiah 11:11 says: In that day the Lord will reach out his hand a second time (NIV Bible)  The First time God "reached out his hand" to bring the Israelites out of Captivity was the "Exodus from Egypt" lead by Moses(PBUH).  The Israelites "Exodus" from Egypt began in circa 1440 B.C.E.  Thus, at the time of the "book of Isaiah" the Israelite Jews had already undergone one Captivity and Exodus (from Egypt, see "book of Exodus").  Isaiah is "prophesying" that the "second time" God would reach out his hand to return the exiled Israelites as noted in Isaiah 11:11 would be a return from the Assyrian Captivity (began 740 B.C.E.).  So Isaiah 11:11 says a "second time" because the first time was the "Exodus from Egypt" in 1440 B.C.E. and Isaiah "prophesied" the Israelites undergoing the "Assyrian Captivity" would also be rescued and returned by "God's hand" since it would occur centuries after the first "Exodus from Egypt" Isaiah 11:11 naturally calls this "predicted" return from the "Assyrian Captivity" the second time.  Again this "prophecy" of the "book of Isaiah" failed, as NO historical return of the 10 Israelite Tribes of the Assyrian Captivity every occurred.

 

Now after looking at why Isaiah referred to his "predicted (and failed)" return of the Israelites from the Assyrian captivity as the "second time"; let us now go further and show other proofs why Isaiah Ch. 11 CANNOT refer to the creation of the Zionist "state" of "Israel" in 1948 C.E.

 

Isaiah 11:1 says: A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;
       from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. (NIV Bible)

 

So Isaiah Ch. 11 is saying this "second return" of Israelites (again as we saw earlier from the Assyrian Captivity) will occur when the "root of Jesse" appears.  But also Isaiah Ch. 11 says the appearance of the "root of Jesse" which will bring the return of the Israelites from Captivity will be followed by a time of absolute, complete, and wondrous PEACE

 

Let us read Isaiah 11:6-9

The wolf will live with the lamb,
       the leopard will lie down with the goat,
       the calf and the lion and the yearling [a] together;
       and a little child will lead them.

 7 The cow will feed with the bear,
       their young will lie down together,
       and the lion will eat straw like the ox.

 8 The infant will play near the hole of the cobra,
       and the young child put his hand into the viper's nest.

 9 They will neither harm nor destroy
       on all my holy mountain,
       for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD
       as the waters cover the sea. (NIV Bible)

We know that the creation of the illegal Zionist "state" of "Israel" in 1948 C.E. was NOT followed by a time of complete and absolute peace (ex. Wolf will lie down with the lamb!)  The truth is the creation of the illegal Zionist "state" of "Israel" was followed by a time of complete and absolute WAR and SUFFERING which unfortunately, do largely to injustices done to the Palestinians, goes on to this very day.

 

Let us quickly see:

Judaism a religion of Terrorists?

Since European Zionist Jews invaded internationally recognized Arab land in 1948, until today where Zionist Jews still illegally occupy internationally recognized Arab land violating  UN resolutions 194, 237, 242, 446, and many more. The invading Israeli murder count of sovereign Arabs is;

War

invading Jews

sovereign Arabs

1948 Arab-Israeli War

6,000

15,000

Suez Canal War

177

1650

1967 “6 Day War”

779

21,000

War of Attrition

367

10,000

Yom Kippur War

2,656

15,000

1982 Lebanon War

675

9,800

First Intifada

160

1,162

al-Aqsa Intifada

1,001

4,058 ongoing

2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict

100

1200

Total as of summer of 2006

11,856

78,123

(From: http://jews-for-allah.org/whats-new/israeli_terrorists_judaism.htm)

 

Also I recommend going to the following informative links to read about injustices done to the Palestinians by the Zionists

https://www.answering-christianity.com/jews.htm

http://palestineremembered.com/index.html

http://palestineremembered.com/ZionistFAQ.html

http://palestineremembered.com/Acre/Famous-Zionist-Quotes/Story694.html

http://www.deiryassin.org/

 

 

So clearly the creation of the illegal Zionist "state" of "Israel" in 1948 C.E. was did NOT usher in a coincide with a time of absolute and heavenly-like peace (ex. Wolf will lie down with the lamb, kids sticking their hands in viper's nests!)

 

Quite the opposite is true, that the 1948 C.E. creation of "Israel" was followed by devastating wars, deaths, refugees crises, human rights abuses, and general animosity and hate.  Clearly, Isaiah 11:6-9 was written by the then contemporary author of the "book of Isaiah" as a hopeful, dreaming "prophecy" that soon the Israelites would again be living together in Palestine in a time of complete peace and harmony once the 10 Tribes in exile in the Assyrian Captivity returned (Assyrian Captivity began 740 B.C.E.)!  However, again this "prophecy" failed as the 10 Tribes of Israel that were taken captive in the Assyrian Captivity NEVER had a historical return to Palestine.

 


Also another proof that this "prophecy" has NOTHING to do with the creation of the Zionist "state" of "Israel" in 1948 C.E. is the following from Isaiah Ch. 11

 

Isaiah 11:10-11

10 In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his place of rest will be glorious. 11 In that day the Lord will reach out his hand a second time to reclaim the remnant that is left of his people from Assyria, from Lower Egypt, from Upper Egypt, [b] from Cush, [c] from Elam, from Babylonia, [d] from Hamath and from the islands of the sea. (NIV Bible)

 

 

Isaiah 11:11 speaks of the Israelites returning from Assyria,  Lower and Upper Egypt, Cush, Elam, Babylonia, Hamath, and islands of the sea.

 

MOST of these places do NOT exist today and they did NOT exist in 1948 C.E. also!  Assyria did NOT exist in 1948 C.E.  Cush did NOT exist in 1948 C.E., Elam did NOT exist in 1948 C.E., Babylonia did NOT exist in 1948 C.E., Hamath did NOT exist in 1948 C.E.

 

Pagan Christians would likely argue back that Isaiah was not "prophesying" that these exact nations (Assyria, Cush, Elam, Hamath, etc.) would exist upon the alleged fulfillment of Isaiah Ch. 11 (Pagan Christians are again falsely and fraudulent assuming the "prophecy" was "fulfilled" in 1948 C.E. with "Israel"; which we see is NOT true)  The Pagan Christians would say Isaiah was just giving "rough" geographic places that the Jews would "return" from.  But this assertion is flawed, it is clear that the author of the "book of Isaiah" was writing for HIS contemporary time and audience.  That is why the author of the "book of Isaiah" used names like Assyria, Cush, Elam, Hamath, etc.; the author was NOT predicting or "prophesying" something FAR OFF in the future.  The author of "Isaiah" was speaking to his contemporary audience in the: late 8th century B.C.E./early 7th century B.C.E.

(See here for more details on the time period of the author of the "book of Isaiah": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Isaiah)

 

 

Next let us view more proofs that Isaiah Ch. 11 has NOTHING to do with the creation of the Zionist "state" of "Israel" in 1948 C.E.

 

Isaiah 11:12-15

12 He will raise a banner for the nations
       and gather the exiles of
Israel;
       he will assemble the scattered people of
Judah
       from the four quarters of the earth.

 13 Ephraim's jealousy will vanish,
       and
Judah's enemies [e] will be cut off;
       Ephraim will not be jealous of Judah,
       nor Judah hostile toward Ephraim.

 14 They will swoop down on the slopes of Philistia to the west;
       together they will plunder the people to the east.
       They will lay hands on
Edom and Moab,
       and the Ammonites will be subject to them.

 15 The LORD will dry up
       the gulf of the Egyptian sea;
       with a scorching wind he will sweep his hand
       over the
Euphrates River. [f]
       He will break it up into seven streams
       so that men can cross over in sandals
. (NIV Bible)

 

 

Again we see "Isaiah" speaking of nations, people, and places that did NOT exist in 1948 C.E.  In this case in Isaiah 11:14 we see the Philistines, Edom, Moab, and Ammon.  The use of the names of these people and places that did NOT exist anymore in 1948 C.E. proves yet again that "Isaiah" was directing his "prophecy" to his contemporary place and time, NOT some far off future time!  It must be unfortunately acknowledged that the illegal Zionist "state" of "Israel" won the 1948 Arab-"Israeli"(Zionist) War (I recommend reading this interesting article on the 1948 Arab-"Israeli" War that shows how the Arab nations were led by foolish puppet leaders that had been put in place by the Colonial powers that so long dominated the Middle East (Britian, France, etc.)  It shows how these inept Colonial appointed puppet Arab rulers and other international factors made the Zionists the certain victors.  The Zionist "Israelis" like to portrait the 1948 War as a few rag-tag Zionist volunteer fighters "miraculous" defeating a huge, massive, and powerful Arab alliance.  The truth is the Arab nation's leaderships and militaries' were corrupt and rotten due to having been so long dominated by Colonial powers (British, French, etc.), Arab government and militaries' were run by inept fools appointed by Colonial British, French etc., Arab nation's had internal rivalries, and the Arab coalition was affected gravely by international arms embargo that the Zionist "Israeli" snuck around and thus the Zionist had much more and better arms.  Also in this article you will the Zionists at numerous times had more fighters in the 1948 War then the whole Arab coalition (due largely because the corrupt and rotten Colonial puppet Arab leadership decided to keep the bulk of their forces in their home nations to be ready to go on the defensive not on the offensive).  See: http://palestineremembered.com/Acre/Palestine-Remembered/Story457.html

 

Again it must be acknowledge sadly that the Zionist "Israelis" won the 1948 War against the corrupted Arab coalition army that was lead and dominated by puppet Arab leaders appointed and favored by the Colonial powers (British, French, etc.)

 

However, this alleged part of the "prophecy" was NOT fulfilled in 1948 C.E.  Let us look closely! Isaiah 11:15 says the following:

 

15 The LORD will dry up
       the gulf of the Egyptian sea;
       with a scorching wind he will sweep his hand
       over the
Euphrates River. [f]
       He will break it up into seven streams
       so that men can cross over in sandals. (NIV Bible)

 

 

When did ANY of this come true in 1948 C.E.!!!!!!!  The Zionist "Israelis" won the 1948 War but NOTHING the like of Isaiah 11:15 occurred.  The gulf of the Egyptian sea was NEVER dried up in 1948 C.E.!  Pagan Christians, show me were in 1948 C.E. a "scorching wind" from God's "hand" swept over the Euphrates River!  Also Yahweh was allegedly, according to Isaiah 11:15, going to break the Euphrates River into "seven streams" so men could cross it in sandals, needless to say this has NEVER happened and did NOT happen in 1948 C.E.

 

 

Going back closer to the beginning verses of Isaiah Ch. 11 let us read another proof that Isaiah Ch. 11 did NOT "prophesize" of the creation of the Zionist "state" of "Israel" in 1948 C.E.

 

Let us read Isaiah 11:4

 4 but with righteousness he will judge the needy,
       with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth.
       He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth;
       with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked.

                                                                                                                                                            (NIV Bible)

 

Pagan Christians when did the "branch of Jesse" (see Isaiah 11:1) "strike the earth with rod of his mouth" in 1948 C.E.?!  When did this "branch of Jesse" (again see Isaiah 11:1) "slay the wicked with breath of his lips" in 1948 C.E.?!  Of course NONE of this occurred!!!!

 

 

For the next portion let us read some excerpts from a great article refuting the Pagan Christian claims regarding Isaiah Ch. 11:

 

The following excerpt is from the article: http://www../library/magazines/tsr/1999/4/994wolf.html

 

Another problem that they have to explain is why the apostle Paul quoted Isaiah 11:10 in a context that clearly shows that he thought that Jesus was the "root of Jesse" that Isaiah referred to: "Now I say that Jesus Christ has become a servant to the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made to the fathers, and that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy, as it is written..." (Rom. 15:8-9). At this point Paul quoted four Old Testament scriptures in support of his claim, the last of which was Isaiah 11:10, "And again, Isaiah says, `There shall be a root of Jesse, and he who shall rise to reign over the Gentiles, in him the Gentiles shall hope.'" The reading is slightly different, but Paul was quoting from the Septuagint, which rendered the verse as he wrote it. So if this "root of Jesse," whom Isaiah said would come with the second regathering of Yahweh's people, was Jesus Christ, how can prophecy-fulfillment proponents claim that the establishment of Israel in 1948, which came almost 2000 years after Jesus, fulfilled a prophecy that said Israel would be restored "in the day" that the "root of Jesse" came forth? I'll just let prophecy-fulfillment fanatics argue with their own inspired, inerrant word of God.

(The preceding excerpt was from the article: http://www../library/magazines/tsr/1999/4/994wolf.html)

 

 

Going further we can see the situation of the "10 Israelite Tribes" captured and exiled from Palestine during the Assyrian Captivity in other parts of the "book of Isaiah":

Let us read Isaiah 10:5-
God's Judgment on Assyria

 5 "Woe to the Assyrian, the rod of my anger,
       in whose hand is the club of my wrath! (NIV Bible)

 

Let us read an excerpt from Farrell Till; from the link: http://www../library/magazines/tsr/1999/4/994wolf.html

A context broader than just chapter 11 gives even more compelling evidence that Isaiah's prophecy of Israel's restoration was directed to his contemporaries. In 10:5, he pronounced a "woe to Assyria," the nation that had conquered the northern kingdom and sent its people into foreign captivity, and then after a scathing denunciation of Assyria, he proclaimed that a "remnant of Israel" would return and "never again depend on him who defeated them [Assyria] but will depend on Yahweh, the holy one of Israel" (v:20). Then after repeating the promise of the return of a "remnant of Jacob," he assured the people that they should "not be afraid of the Assyrian" (v:24). "He [Assyria] shall strike you with a rod and lift up his staff against you in the manner of Egypt," Yahweh said through Isaiah, but "yet a very little while and the indignation will cease, as will my anger in their destruction" (vs:24-25). In addition to his promises to bring the people back to their land, Yahweh also assured them that he would "punish the fruit of the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his haughty looks" (10:12), but it would be difficult even for Yahweh to punish the king of Assyria after there is no Assyria to have a king to punish, and certainly doing something 2700 years later could hardly be called doing it in "yet a very little while." To argue that such passages as these had reference to the distant future rather than to Isaiah's time is a desperate attempt to find something to support an irrational belief in divine inspiration of the Bible.

(The preceding was an excerpt from the article: http://www../library/magazines/tsr/1999/4/994wolf.html)

 

 

The author of "Isaiah" is clearly writing for his contemporary people and time during the period of the 10 of the 12 Israelite tribes undergoing the Assyrian Captivity

Let us read another excerpt from Farrell Till's article: http://www../library/magazines/tsr/1999/4/994wolf.html

After a unified Israel split following Solomon's reign, the northern kingdom (still known as Israel), consisting of ten tribes, was defeated in 722 B. C. by the Assyrian king Shalmaneser, and his successor Sargon II deported the population of the northern kingdom to Mesopotamia and Media (2 Kings 17) and brought other captive people in to occupy the territory of Israel. Although the southern kingdom Judah continued to exist, the Assyrian captivity ended the existence of the northern kingdom. The deported Israelites were assimilated by the Mesopotamians and became known as the "lost tribes of Israel," whose ethnic identity remains "lost" until the present time.

(The preceding was an excerpt from the article: http://www../library/magazines/tsr/1999/4/994wolf.html)

 

Also Farrell Till shows in his article that the coming of the "root of Jesse" or David was clearly supposed to be associated with the second regarthing of Yahweh's people, the Israelites, let us read some more excerpts from Till's article:

The following is an excerpt from the article: http://www../library/magazines/tsr/1999/4/994wolf.html

Biblical references to a "branch" or "stem" from Jesse are almost universally seen as allusions to a Messiah who would come from the lineage of David, the son of Jesse (Zech. 3:8). Furthermore, the coming of this Messiah or branch from Jesse or David was invariably associated with a regathering of the dispersed people of Yahweh.

Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture," says Yahweh. Therefore thus says Yahweh God of Israel against the shepherds who feed my people: "You have scattered my flock, driven them away, and not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for the evil of your doings," says Yahweh. "But I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries where I have driven them, and bring them back to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase. I will set up shepherds over them who will feed them; and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, nor shall they be lacking," says Yahweh.

Behold the days are coming," says Yahweh, "that I will raise to David a branch of righteousness; a king shall reign and prosper and execute judgment and righteousness in the earth. In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell safely. Now this is his name by which he will be called: Yahweh our righteousness (Jeremiah 23:1-8).

The context of Isaiah 11 also very clearly associated the coming of this branch from Jesse or David with the second regathering of Yahweh's people predicted in verse 11. That is very obvious to anyone who hasn't been blinded by fanatical desires to find fulfilled prophecies in the Bible. Isaiah not only began this prophecy with the reference to the "stem of Jesse" but alluded to the "root of Jesse" in the verse just before the one that predicted the second regathering of the Israelites: "And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, who shall stand as a banner to the people; for the Gentiles shall seek him, and his resting place shall be glorious" (v:10). Immediately after this verse, Isaiah made the prophecy that was allegedly fulfilled in 1948: "It shall come to pass in that day that Yahweh shall set his hand again the second time (Anonymous Muslim's personal note: we of course know that the "second time" must be taken in historical context.  Because the first freedom of the Israelites from a Captivity was the "Exodus" from Egypt under Moses (see "book of Exodus") and Isaiah Ch. 11 deals with this hoped for future return from the Assyrian Captivity which failed but would have been the "second time" God had "rescued" the Israelites from captivity) to recover the remnant of his people who are left" (v:11). So if prophecy-fulfillment buffs are going to claim that Isaiah's restoration prediction was fulfilled in 1948, they need to identify for us the person who was the "branch" or "stem" of Jesse that accompanied this fulfillment and stood "as a banner to the people" (v:10). When did this "branch of Jesse" "strike the earth with the rod of his mouth" in 1948, and when did he "slay the wicked with the breath of his lips" (v:5)? Biblicists could save themselves embarrassment if they would just examine the full context of a "prophecy" before they shout, "Fulfillment!"

(The preceding excerpts are from the article: http://www../library/magazines/tsr/1999/4/994wolf.html)

 

Let us conclude by seeing one last definite and UNDENIABLE proof that the alleged "prophecy" in Isaiah Chapter 11 referred only to those 10 Israelite Tribes that at the time of the writing of the "book of Isaiah" were suffering the Assyrian Captivity (began in 740 B.C.E., no historical return)

 

Let us read Isaiah 11:16

 16 There will be a highway for the remnant of his people
       that is left from Assyria,
       as there was for Israel
       when they came up from Egypt. (NIV Bible)

 

Isaiah 11:16 clearly says their will be a "highway for the remnant of his, (Yahweh's), people that is left from Assyria".  Clearly this verse is speaking about those who were in Captivity in the Assyrian Captivity that began in 740 B.C.E. and had NO historical return.

 

Finally, once we read the "prophecy" in Isaiah Chapter 11 fully and in context we realize that the author of "Isaiah" was "prophesying" regarding his contemporary time, dealing with the 10 Israelite Tribes that were then suffering and experiencing the Assyrian Captivity.  So Isaiah Chapter 11 does NOT "predict" or "prophesize" anything about the creation of the illegal Zionist "state" of "Israel" in 1948 C.E. 

 

In fact the "prophecy" in Isaiah Chapter 11 FAILS and was NOT fulfilled as the author of the "book of Isaiah" had hoped.  The author of the "book of Isaiah" was "prophesying" that the 10 Israelite Tribes taken captive in the Assyrian Captivity would be rescued by Yahweh and then this would usher in a time of complete, unimaginable PEACE and victory for the restore Israelites.  Yet this fails clearly because there NEVER was a historical return of the 10 Tribes of Israel that underwent the Assyrian Captivity; they NEVER returned and thus we have the "Lost Tribes of Israel" today.  Isaiah Chapter 11 is just a failed prophecy written by the author of the "book of Isaiah" plan and simple!

 

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