Thursday, August 14, 2014

Update on the Mosul Dam

I posted on the situation with that Dam north of Mosul earlier.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Nahum, and the Dam in Mosul, modern Nineveh

When I saw the news earlier today that there is concern ISIS could destroy a Dam in Mosul (which I know is modern Nineveh) to Flood the Shite regions of Iraq.  I immediately thought of the Prophet Nahum.

I don't want to sounds I'm saying for certain.  But it's interesting.  because Nahum spoke of Nineveh and Flooding. Te immediate fulfillment of Nahum's prophecies was Nineveh's fall to what we call the Neo-Babylonian Empire.  But Bible Prophecies can have a dual Fulfillment.

It's an interesting development to look at.
Now I've learned that the Dam apparently is in need to constant maintenance because it was poorly designed.  maintenance which ISIS likely can't give it.  So it seems it could likely break even if ISIS doesn't do it intentionally.  Which could fit The Prophecy even better.

Nahum 1:8 "But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies."

Nahum 2:6 "The gates of the rivers shall be opened, and the palace shall be dissolved."

Again, this can fit the Ancient Fall of Nineveh.

Diodorus also wrote that.
"There was an oracle among the Assyrians that Nineveh should not be taken till the river became an enemy to the city; and in the third year of the siege, the river, being swollen with continual rains, overflowed part of the city, and broke down the wall for twenty furlongs. Then the king, thinking that the oracle was fulfilled, and the river had become an enemy to the city, built a large funeral pile in the palace, and collecting together all his wealth and his concubines and eunuchs, burnt himself and the palace with them all, and the enemy entered at the breach that the waters had made, and took the city" (Diodorus Siculus, bk. 2. p. 80).
That makes me think of Denethor a little bit.

It seems the Prophecy of Nahum became known in Ninveh.  It's read at least one Bible Scholar suggest that Jonah and Nahum are really the same person (Jonahum).   And that basically the Book of Nahum is what Jonah Prophecies in the streets of Nineveh.  I'm not sure what I think of that.  Even if they're not the same person, it's probable what Jonah prophesied and Nahum wrote down was basically the same thing.

But to a certain extent I feel the scale of Nahum's Prophecy is more epic then that.  And Maybe it will be repeated again as we approach the End Times.

And the modern enemies of ISIS kind of Parallel those that attacked Nineveh back then. The Kurds have been argued to be the modern Medes, and then there is the Shiite controlled Southern Iraq which would be Shinar/Babylon.

Remember however that in the time of Jonah, Nineveh got a reprieve.  So I think we Christians ought to Pray for the people of Iraq and Syria.  The Christians, the Yazidis, the Kurds and the Sunnis and Shiites.  But also ISIS themselves, it's popular in Conservative media to demonize them right now, but we're supposed to Love and Pray for our enemies.

No comments:

Post a Comment