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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Isaiah 15

Sucks to be Moab

Summary:
Moab's cities are screwed. They're crying at their shrines. They mourn loudly. I feel sorry for them. Their wealth is gone, and blood fills their waters.

Key verse:
5. My heart cries out over Moab;
her fugitives flee as far as Zoar

My thoughts:
Sucks to be Moab.

This is one of many "Woe to" prophecies in Isaiah. There are many in other prophetical books too. I find them somewhat uninteresting, to be honest.

This prophecy is, of course, fulfilled in Jesus, when he spiritually destroys the false worship of Moab in the symbolic action of casting out the demons of Legion in the area of Moab in the gospels.

9 Comments:

Anonymous Deane said...

Pete:
This prophecy is, of course, fulfilled in Jesus, when he spiritually destroys the false worship of Moab in the symbolic action of casting out the demons of Legion in the area of Moab in the gospels.


Moab's father was his grandfather.

9:18 pm

 
Blogger Dave said...

You're saying Jesus was Moab's nephew?

11:07 pm

 
Blogger Pete W said...

No, David, don't be silly! He's saying that Legion was Moab's nephew.

11:49 pm

 
Anonymous Deane said...

Dave:
You're saying Jesus was Moab's nephew?


No - darn ambiguous pronoun...

I was saying that Moab's father was also his grandfather. I was referring to Genesis 19.36-37. Or Gore, or something...

I don't know if this is a Type Of Jesus, in any particular way. Hmmmmmm.... What is the sensus plenior of this one, Pete?

Ah, I know! This is a prophecy that Joseph (the father of Jesus) will have a grandfather who is also his father!! In Luke 3.24, Joseph's grandfather is Matthat, but in Matthew 1.15, that is the name of his father (well, it is if Matthat and Matthan can be equated, which we might as well do)! It's a prophecy! It's a prophecy!! And the best one to date, as well!!! Whoopeeeee!!!

9:34 pm

 
Blogger Pete W said...

Um... I having trouble following...

Are you implying that I was equating Moab to Jesus/Joseph through prophecy?

I just don't even know anymore.

But yes. Jesus.

10:07 pm

 
Anonymous Deane said...

Pete:
Are you implying that I was equating Moab to Jesus/Joseph through prophecy?


No, I wasn't implying that. It was just me that was doing the "equating".

Well, to be exact, I was treating Lot (Moab's father and grandfather) as a Type of Matthat/Matthan (Joseph's father and grandfather. That is, Moab's father was his grandfather, and Joseph's father was his grandfather, too. Coincidence? I think not. It's a veritable Type. And a darn good one at that. I can't think why it hasn't been noted before. Unless it has, of course. Which is probably pretty likely. Ah well. Originality isn't everything, is it? And it's still a jolly good Type, as far as Types go.

3:59 pm

 
Blogger Dave said...

I think it's some sort of theological in-joke then?

Needs a rabbi, or at least an irishman.

1:42 am

 
Anonymous Deane said...

Actually, this one is so much of an in-joke that it needs an Irish Rabbi.

It's what we in theological circles call a Grade 4.

3:06 pm

 
Blogger Pete W said...

Hmm... I mustn't be in theological circles...

11:29 am

 

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