August 27, 2012

Israeli PM Netanyahu spends time studying the Bible with a group of biblical scholars

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Even as the Israeli government is considering a preemptive strike on Iran's nuclear program and facing pressure from the UN, the EU and the US to dismantle their Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria, PM Netanyahu sat in the covered courtyard of his home in Jerusalem spending time studying the Bible.

Joining the Israeli PM were sixteen rabbis, academics, Bible scholars, archaeologists, and linguists in a discussion of the book of Ruth, a passage of scripture focused on a Gentile woman in the lineage of Israel's King David.

It was reported by one Israeli journalist as both reassuring and at the same time, slightly humorous that the PM would set aside two hours of Bible study at a time when Israel faces many problems including a nuclear-powered Iran.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

What some might consider a waste of time for the Israeli PM to set aside two hours for Bible study with rabbis and biblical scholars is actually a perfect example of what this world needs to do as we try to understand how current events seemingly described in the pages of Bible prophecy are about to come to pass.

It has been a tradition of Israeli PMs since the very first one, David Ben Gurion, to set aside time to study the Bible with rabbis and biblical scholars. In that tradition, PM Benjamin Netanyahu has started Bible studies even in light of the major geopolitical events that the PM must face each and every day. A study of Daniel 11, Ezekiel 38, and Psalm 83 would help the PM to recognize the alignment of nations focused on the demise of the Jewish state.

Daniel 7 is a passage that explains the Gentile world powers that will be a major problem for any Israeli PM. Revelation 18 describes for any student of the Bible, the rise of Babylon, modern day Iraq, as a major player in the last days. Daniel 9:27 in the Old Testament and Matthew 24:15 along with II Thessalonians 2:4 in the New Testament, describes a temple in Jerusalem at the time of the end.

PM Netanyahu studying the Bible will only enhance his knowledge of the last days.