Dig Deep Edom

Selection from Foretold – Quickshare Edition

Edom Foretold – The Details

• Prophet Ezekiel – translation “God Strengthens”
• Date of Prediction – April 587 BCE – April 586 BCE
• Prediction – Ezekiel 35 – A Prophecy Against Edom (NIV)

7 I will make Mount Seir a desolate waste and cut off from it all who come and go…. 9 I will make you desolate forever; your towns will not be inhabited. Then you will know that I am the LORD.

• Prophet Jeremiah – translation “The Lord Throws”
• Date of Prediction – 626 BCE – 586 BCE
• Prediction – Chapter 49 – A Message About Edom (NIV)

…all its towns will be in ruins forever.” … 15 “Now I will make you small among the nations, despised among men. 16 The terror you inspire and the pride of your heart have deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rocks, who occupy the heights of the hill. Though you build your nest as high as the eagle’s, from there I will bring you down,” declares the Lord …

Edom Foretold – Dig Deep

Resting mostly what is now modern Jordan and south west Israel, Edom is traced in the Bible to be the prodgeny of Esau, brother of Jacob/Israel. Edom became an important Kingdom by the time of Assyrian power in the 8th century with its capital in Bozrah.

They appear to have been the victim of Babylonians in the 6th century. By the 4th century they were replaced by the Nabateans and lost to history. Researchers have suggested the Edomites were rooted out of their land (or assimilated) by the Nabateans by the 6th century BC.

By the 4th century and until the time of Christ, Petra was rebuilt and prosperous under the Nabateans, the heart of a great trading route. Rebuilt they did, but a curse was on the land, and the civilization was destined to be torn down with time (Malachi 1:2-5).

The remaining Edomites were attacked and slaughtered by the Jewish Maccabees in the 2nd century. The survivors were forced to be circumcised and assimilated into Jewish culture.

By the fall of Jerusalem in 70 AD, the Edomites (Idumeans) disappear from recorded history as a distinct people.

Petra was in decline by the arrival of the Islamic period. It was lost to the world by the 13th century only to be rediscovered in 1812. Again, skeptics who believed Edom legendary, were forced to see prophecy fulfilled again.

Today, Petra and the surrounding Edomite Cities are a wasteland save for a tourist trade visiting the cities carved in the side of the rocks.

– from Foretold: QuickShare Edition
by Robert Jacobus, 2016