Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Interesting Tanakh (Biblical) Perspective on Gaza

ו כֹּה, אָמַר יְהוָה, עַל-שְׁלֹשָׁה פִּשְׁעֵי עַזָּה, וְעַל-אַרְבָּעָה לֹא אֲשִׁיבֶנּוּ: עַל-הַגְלוֹתָם גָּלוּת שְׁלֵמָה, לְהַסְגִּיר לֶאֱדוֹם. ז וְשִׁלַּחְתִּי אֵשׁ, בְּחוֹמַת עַזָּה; וְאָכְלָה, אַרְמְנֹתֶיהָ. ח וְהִכְרַתִּי יוֹשֵׁב מֵאַשְׁדּוֹד, וְתוֹמֵךְ שֵׁבֶט מֵאַשְׁקְלוֹן; וַהֲשִׁיבוֹתִי יָדִי עַל-עֶקְרוֹן, וְאָבְדוּ שְׁאֵרִית פְּלִשְׁתִּים--אָמַר, אֲדֹנָי יְהוִה.
Amos 1:6-8
6) Thus says Hashem (G-d): For three transgressions of Gaza, on four, I will not reverse it: because they carried away captive a whole captivity, to deliver them up to Edom.
7) So will I send a fire on the wall of Gaza, and it shall devour the palaces thereof;
8) And I will cut off the inhabitant from Ashdod, and him that holdeth the sceptre from Ashkelon; and I will turn My hand against Ekron, and the remnant of the Philistines shall perish, so says Hashem G-D.
Ehav's Thoughts
Verse 6, especially in Hebrew, sounds like what our government (Israel) did to Jewish citizens by forcibly expelling them from Gaza in 2005, for the sake of the West's approval. Supposidly once there were no Jews in Gaza there would be peace, well looks like that one didn't work. Verse 7 & 8 sounds exactly like what is happening to Ashdod, Ashkelon, and various Israeli cities near Gaza due to what is mentioned in verse 6. So it seems that even the no-Jew zone policy has Biblical implications to it, and we have a war thanks to it. More on this soon. Until then, may Hashem (G-d) guide us and protect us from future self inflicted harm. The Chronicles will continue.


Tr8erGirl said...

Interesting......and a little scary.......continue to be safe!

Ehav Ever said...

Thanks Tr8erGirl. It is very interesting. I will do my best to stay safe. By the way congrats on the little Pastrami. I saw the pic of the baby......cute.