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Ernest L. Martin and Pastor Dowell wrote:...strange as it may seem, the City of Jerusalem as it existed in
the time of Christ Jesus was also reckoned to be the "City of Seven Hills."
This fact was well recognized in Jewish circles. In the Pirke de-Rabbi Eliezer, an eighth century midrashic narrative (section 10), the writer mentioned without commentary (showing that the understanding was well known and required no defense) that "Jerusalem is situated on seven hills" (recorded in The Book of Legends, edited by Bialik and Ravnitzky, p. 371, paragraph 111). And, so it was. Those "seven hills" are easy to identify. If one starts with the Mount of Olives just to the east of the main City of Jerusalem (but still reckoned to be located within the environs of Jerusalem), there are three summits to that Mount of Olives. The northern summit (hill) is called Scopus [Hill One], the middle summit (hill) was called Nob [Hill Two], the highest point of Olivet itself, and the southern summit (hill) was called in the Holy Scriptures the "Mount of Corruption" or "Mount of Offence" [Hill Three] (II Kings 23:13). On the middle ridge between the Kedron and the Tyropoeon Valleys there was (formerly) in the south "Mount Zion" [Hill Four] (the original "Mount Zion" and not the later southwest hill that was later called by that name), then the "Ophel Mount" [Hill Five] and then to the north of that the "Rock" around which "Fort Antonia" was built [Hill Six]. And finally, there was the southwest hill itself [Hill Seven]......continued at...
DOH! That's right... I'm really tired today. ThanksTevye wrote:In the time of Anitchrist
when the city will be Mystery Babylon
we could consider a couple of scriptures.
“The waters that you saw, where the prostitute is seated,
are peoples and multitudes and nations and languages.
How dreadful it will be in those days...
There will be great distress in the land and wrath against this people.
They will fall by the sword and will be taken as prisoners to all the nations.
Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
In the time of Antichrist it appears as though there will be a second diaspora to the nations
but this time it will be swift in the days of great tribulation and cut short by Christ's appearing.
During that time of great tribulation Jerusalem will be occupied by the nations that surround her.
“When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near.
CorporalJohnny wrote:I heard Walid Shoebat speak on this subject. So many people think that the Western European nations are the "Feet of Iron and Clay," but it could possibly be the Eastern Roman empire that endured for a 1000 years after the Western leg of the empire fell. And the Eastern empire was based out of Constantinople, modern day Istanbul.
It could be that what we are seeing take place in the Middle East(Arab Spring), a mixture of Democracy and Theocracy, are the "Feet of Iron and Clay." Islam taking over via democracy. Obviously noone knows for sure, but just some food for thought.
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