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Question: Who are the “mixed” people described in Daniel 2:41,43?
Commentary: Psalms 83
Asaph was a priest of Israel; as such, he composed songs or psalms. This 83rd Psalm is the last of a series written by Asaph beginning in Psalms 73. Its message is remarkably relevant to today, being surely meant to forecast the events which are about to be fulfilled.
Islam: The “Glue” of Israel’s Enemies
Islam is the second largest religion in the world, now comprising more than 25% of the planet’s population. In the United States alone, Islam is quickly approaching Judaism as the second largest religion behind Christianity.
The land referred to in the Bible as Arabia stretched to the far southeast of Israel. The Arabians “were near the Ethiopians” (2 Chronicles 21:16), who were across the Red Sea from them, and the Arabians’ territory included Sinai (Galatians 4:25). The Arabians were a nomadic people who dwelt in tents (Isaiah 13:20). They traded “lambs, and rams, and goats” (Ezekiel 27:21) with Tyre. “All the kings of Arabia and governors of the country brought gold and silver to Solomon” (2 Chronicles 9:14), and during the reign of Jehoshaphat they “brought him flocks, seven thousand and seven hundred rams, and seven thousand and seven hundred he goats” (2 Chronicles 17:11). The area comprehended by Biblical Arabia includes principally the modern country of Saudi Arabia. Prophecies such as Ezekiel 38:13 show that this area will be linked with the power of Tarshish. We can therefore expect the influence of the United Kingdom to be strong in this area.
The word ‘Arab’ occurs only once in the Bible: “Arab, and Dumah, and Eshean” (Joshua 15:52). Here it refers to a village near Hebron. There are some Hebrew words similar to ‘Arab’ which are translated various ways in the AV. For example, the Hebrew word arab occurs five times and is always translated ‘Arabia’. Other translations of related words include “swarms” (Exodus 8:21), “mixed multitude” (Nehemiah 13:3) and “mingle” (Daniel 2:43).
Jerusalem Taken by the Saracens: The First Woe
We now come to the fourth section on the Clock dial of world events, i.e., when Jerusalem was taken by the Saracens.
Islam and Politics
Learn how Islam has interacted with politics during its history, and how it continues to do so today. Islamist movements are in the news a lot lately, but how did that happen? John Green will point out that Islam has always been tied to political movements. Mohammed was not only a religious leader, he led an empire. So how did this lead to modern movements like ISIS? Islam has traditionally been a pretty egalitarian religion, and its scriptures value peace, so it is surprising in a lot of ways that such a violent fundamentalist movement would come out of it. What is a caliphate? What is a Caliph? Watch and learn.
Islam, the Quran, and the Five Pillars
Learn about the history of Islam, including the revelation of the Qu’ran to Muhammad, the five pillars of Islam, how the Islamic empire got its start, the Rightly Guided Caliphs, and more. Learn about hadiths, Abu Bakr, and whether the Umma has anything to do with Uma Thurman (spoiler alert: it doesn’t). Also, learn a little about the split between Sunni and Shia Muslims, and how to tell if this year’s Ramadan is going to be difficult for your Muslim friends.
What Do Muslims Believe About the Bible?
Muslims claim that they accept both the Jewish and Christian scriptures as holy and inspired. However, as this video explains, Muslims believe that any contradictions that exist between the Quran and the Old and New Testaments are the result of the corruption of the latter.
The Muslim Conquest