Saturday, December 6, 2008

Intriguing Story


Confirming a rabbi's reading of Bible prophecy, scientists reported yesterday that an analysis of rings on stalagmite from a cave near Jerusalem reveals the climate of the region got drier shortly after the Roman dispersion of the Jews in A.D. 70. University of Wisconsin geologists analyzed the chemical composition of individual rings that formed the stalagmite growing up from the floor of the Soreq Cave near Jerusalem between 200 B.C. and A.D. 1100. Geologists John Valley and Ian Orland concluded the climate was drier in the eastern Mediterranean between 100 A.D. and A.D. 700, with steep drops in rainfall around 100 A.D. and A.D. 400 – a period of waning Roman and Byzantine power in the region.
Rabbi Menachem Kohen of Brooklyn, in his book, "Prophecies for the Era of Muslim Terror: A Torah Perspective on World Events," made just such a case last year – based on entirely different evidence.
Rabbi Kohen points out the land suffered an unprecedented, severe and inexplicable (by anything other than supernatural explanations) drought that lasted from the first century until the 20th – a period of 1,800 years coinciding with the forced dispersion of the Jews. Kohen saw the cataclysm as a miraculous fulfillment of prophecy found in the book of Deuteronomy – especially chapter 28:23-24.

I'm going to do a blog series on the land of Israel. I am beginning to be very convinced that we are living in absolutely extraordinary times where the Lord is fulfilling age-old Biblical prophecies right in front of our eyes!

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