Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Moab Isaiah 15

Isaiah 15:1 "The burden of Moab, Because in the night Ar of Moab is laid waste, and brought to silence; because in the night Kir of Moab is laid waste, and brought to silence;"

When I think of Moab, I think of where Ruth came from. She was the woman who married Boaz who was in the line of David and therefore in the in line of Christ after the flesh.

Moab has several areas with distinct names: Land of Moab-east of Jordan, The Field of Moab-district east of the Dead Sea, Plains of Moab-district in the Jordan valley. It is said that in one of the areas the final battle will be fought. Revelation 19:17.

v4 "And Heshbon shall cry, and Elealeh: their voice shall be heard even unto Jahaz; therefore the armed soldiers of Moab shall cry out; his life shall be grievous unto him."

Again, these prophecies are for the immediate future but also carry hints of the final days. One writer advised that it was three years later when this prophecy concerning Moab was fulfilled.

v9 "For the cry is gone round about the borders of Moab; the howling thereof unto Eglaim, and the howling thereof unto Beerelim."

This area must be suited for the type of warfare they had in those days for there other kings have met their death.

The why of this destruction can be further explained by this passage. Also as a footnote, the people of Moab were the children of Lot and his eldest daughter.

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