Update: I sometimes have some bizarre websites link to articles on True Discernment, the latest is a Hate Mongering Anti-Semitic Lie spreading Web Site Called: “Jew World Order” which has linked to this article. And this is one of the unfortunate aspects of having a website with articles, you cannot control who links to them! So for anyone who gets redirected from “Jew World Order” to True Discernment and this article. I do not in any way agree with the lies being spread by “Jew World Order” And they are just that proven lies.
His contention that the Ashkenazi Jews are not true Jews but Kazars who converted to Judaism is a false premise put forward by Arthur Koestler in his book: “The Thirteenth Tribe”. This premise was later shown to be false through genetic testing of modern day Ashkenazi Jews which showed that the overwhelming majority of Ashkenazi Jews are more closely related to other Jewish and Middle Eastern groups than to the populations among whom they lived in Europe. Where the Kazars are said to have fled after the fall of their kingdom in the second half of the 10th century.
Hate filled ideologies reveal their true nature when they are confronted with the Truth. After I asked the owner of the “Jew World Order” website to remove any link to this article he replied with an expletive & hate filled email!
So for Mr. Emery J.Woodall of “Jew World Order” who resides in Georgia in the U.S. we do as Jesus said in Matthew 5:44: “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you”
some interesting perspectives on Ezekiel 38-39 from the Tribulation Network:
Please excuse me by elaborating on Russia’s ill-conceived involvement in the Gog-Magog War and the faulty identifications attributed thereto by what can only be described as American Cold War enthusiasts determined to corner Russia as the aggressor in all things eschatological. The Grace Online Library refutes the contention that “Rosh” refers to modern-day Russia:
“LaHaye (i.e., Tim LaHaye) writes that one way we know that Ezekiel 38 and 39 ‘can only mean modern-day Russia’ is because of ‘etymology,’ that is, by studying the origin of words. The Hebrew word rosh that is found in Ezekiel 38:2 is said to be a people-group that refers to modern-day Russia. Part of the argument rests on the belief that rosh sounds like Russia. Those who hold this view translate Ezekiel 38:2 this way: ‘Son of man, set your face toward Gog of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal.’ The key phrase is ‘prince of Rosh,’ which they would have us to understand as the ‘leader of Russia.’ A more accurate translation, the one followed by the King James Version, based on the way rosh is used elsewhere in the Old Testament, would read this way: ‘Son of man, set your face toward Gog of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal.’(7) Even scholars who would agree with LaHaye on many other prophetic points admit that rosh does not refer to Russia. Charles Ryrie even takes issue with the New American Standard translation of Ezekiel 38:2 when he writes: ‘The prince of Rosh’ is better translated as ‘the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. While the New American Standard Bible uses ‘the prince of Rosh’ in Ezekiel 38:2 and 39:1, it has a marginal note in 39:1 which reads ‘chief prince of Meshech.’ Meshech and Tubal are not linked with a place called Rosh (8) in any other place in the Bible (Gen. 10:2; 1 Chron. 1:5; Isa. 66:19;8 Ezek. 27:13; 32:26), so it is extremely unlikely that in these two cases alone rosh takes on an entirely different meaning from the way it is used elsewhere in the Old Testament.
“This interpretation is not unique to LaHaye. Hal Lindsey popularized the interpretation in his Late Great Planet Earth.(9) LaHaye follows Lindsey’s view to the letter. LaHaye writes the following in his The Beginning of the End:
The name Moscow comes from the tribal name Meshech, and Tobolsk, the name of the principal state, comes from Tubal. The noun Gog is from the original tribal name, Magog, which gradually became Rosh, then Rus, and today is know as Russia. In the very interesting book The Late Great Planet Earth, my friend Hal Lindsey presents a lengthy discussion of the identity of these nations. I was so impressed by the accuracy of his sources and his readable style that I obtained permission to quote him at length, with numbered footnotes indicating his sources.’(10)
“The Rosh=Russia interpretation was introduced to Christians in the first edition of the Scofield Reference Bible in 1917. Scofield wrote that ‘The reference to Meshech and Tubal (Moscow and Tobolsk) is a clear mark of identification (i.e., with Russia).’ (11) The views of Scofield, Lindsey, and LaHaye are not supported by Bible-believing Christian historians, archaeologists, and linguists. Edwin M. Yamauchi, professor of history at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, is an authority on the subject, and disagrees with Lindsey’s analysis. He writes that the Hebrew word rosh ‘can have nothing to do with modern ‘Russia.’ This would be a gross anachronism, for the modern name is based upon the name Rus, which was brought into the region of Kiev, north of the Black Sea, by the Vikings only in the Middle Ages.’(12) Other evangelical scholars agree:Any concordance will show that rosh is never used as a proper name that refers to a nation.(14) There are priests in Israel and there are ‘chief priests.’ The word for ‘chief’ is rosh (2 Kings 25:18; 1 Chron. 27:5; 2 Chron. 19:11; 24:6; 26:20; 31:10; Ezra 7:5; Jer. 52:24).
“There is no evidence from the ancient Near East that a country named Rosh ever existed. Some would understand rosh as modern Russia. Proponents of this view usually appeal to etymology based on similar sounds (to the hearing) between two words. Such etymological procedures are not linguistically sound, nor is etymology alone a sound hermeneutical basis on which to interpret a word. The word Russia is a late eleventh-century A.D. term. Therefore, the data does [sic] not seem to support an interpretation of rosh as a proper name of a geographical region or country.(13)
Rosh is a common Hebrew word that is used hundreds of times in the Bible and means ‘chief,’ ‘head,’ or ‘beginning.’ For example, Rosh Hashanah marks the beginning of the Jewish New Year. It is described as a ‘high holy day’ because it is the chief or head holy day of the year. It literally means ‘head of the year’ or ‘first of the year.’ Jews also celebrate Rosh Hodesh, the beginning of the new month in the Jewish calendar and celebrated during the morning worship time in a Jewish synagogue (1 Sam. 20:5). . . . . . .
The strategic isolation of Russia serves no primary geopolitical purpose whatsoever—aside from the Ships of Tarshish and their ability to subsume more nations into her economic orb. Once again, a supernatural hand aligns the nations of the earth for the final countdown to the Treaty of Hell and Death. Russia’s reaction was and is altogether predictable—as much as her former satellites is a sure forecast of wrenching antagonism toward her dominance and immediate acquiescence to all that is Western. Georgia knew precisely what she was doing, and America calculated her move with cheese-like brilliance. The Putin-Medvedev game plan seems altogether an overdue and even measured response—but who fell into whose trap?
The Europeans think the USA did when Georgia appears to have overplayed her hand. Alas! CHECKMATE!
Not until “the kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Messiah (the Christ)” shall there be true peace and harmony among the nations, peoples, tribes of the earth. American Evangelical Christianity is so mesmerized by the Russian bear, that like Walvoord and a host of leading eschatologist (do a Google search and you will readily tell), Russia’s behavior toward Georgia and Iran bespeaks the utter fulfillment of the future Gog-Magog War.
In a word: NO! Russia shall be reserved until “rumors from the north” shall trouble him—then and then only shall she fulfill her “bit part” in the end-time scenario. Antichrist plays the chief roll – end of story – until the image is destroyed:
“And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever. Inasmuch as you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold—the great god has made known to the king what will come to pass after this. The dream is certain, and its interpretation is sure” (Daniel 2:44-45).
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