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Sunday, February 25, 2007

Ezekiel 29

Egypt's exile

Summary:
God is against Pharaoh who claims ownership over the Nile. You will be like a caught fish, eaten by the animals.

Israel used to look to your for help, but you never did. So the Egyptians will be killed and their land desolate for 40 years. They will then be a lowly kingdom. Nebuchadnezzar couldn't get Tyre, but he'll get you.

Key verse:
15. It will be the lowliest of kingdoms and will never again exalt itself above the other nations. I will make it so weak that it will never again rule over the nations.

My thoughts:
In the Ancient Near East at this time there was the first of a string of changes of guard of the current ruling Empire. Egypt had been dominant for some time, but their time was limited. Babylon, then Persia, then Greece then Rome would come. Palestine was constantly changing hands, as it has continued to do throughout history.

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