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The very controversial Iranian President Ahmadinejad said recently that
the Jewish state of Israel has no roots in the history of the Middle
East and at the same time, he said that Iran has been around for
thousands of years but Israel has existed for only 60 or 70 years.
The Iranian president said his nation does not take seriously the
threats of the Zionists and that his country has all the defensive means
at their disposal to defend themselves from an Israeli preemptive
strike on Iran's nuclear program.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
The radical statement by Iranian president Ahmadinejad that Israel has
no roots in the Middle East contradicts biblical history and the
biblical scenario for the end of times.
In a recent interview, Iranian President Ahmadinejad was quoted as
saying that Iran has been in the Middle East for thousands of years
which is true according to ancient and biblical history. Ahmadinejad was
historically incorrect however when he said the Jewish state of Israel
and the Jewish people have no historical roots in the Middle East. The
ancient historic records do prove that today's Iran, biblical Persia,
does date back thousands of years to the time of the Persian empire 2500
years ago. However, these same records are proof that the Jewish people
were a part of that world as well.
The ancient Persian leader Cyrus is the world leader that allowed the
Jews, 50000 of them, to return to Jerusalem to rebuild their Temple,
Ezra 1. In fact, Isaiah one of the ancient Jewish prophets, foretold
that a Persian leader named Cyrus would come to power and allow the
Jewish people to return to their homeland so they would be able to
rebuild their Temple, Isaiah 44:28, 45:1. The Jewish people date back to
the time of Abraham, the father of the Jewish people and the
establishment of Jews in the land known as Israel today, Genesis 15.
Prophetically, Ezekiel 38:5 does mention Persia, modern day Iran, as one
of the nations that will rise up in the last days to try to destroy the
Jewish nation of Israel and that scenario is about to be played out
You can forget what Ahmadinejad says but do remember Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.