Zechariah 14:4 and the Mount of Olives Fault Line

The torah gives a prophecy about the Mount of Olives that will occur as the messianic age is heralded in. Zechariah 14:4 states: "And on that day His feet shall stand on the Mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem from the east. And the Mount of Olives shall split in the midst thereof-toward the east and toward … Continue reading Zechariah 14:4 and the Mount of Olives Fault Line

The Prophecies You May Have Missed

Deuteronomy 29 makes some unlikely predictions about the nations of the world and their future beliefs regarding the Jewish people. Deuteronomy 29 states: 21. And a later generation, your descendants, who will rise after you, along with the foreigner who comes from a distant land, will say, upon seeing the plagues of that land and the … Continue reading The Prophecies You May Have Missed

Did Rashi Foresee the Future?

Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchaki (1040-1105), known by the acronym Rashi, is arguably the most famous biblical commentator in Jewish history.  His writings on the five books of Moses are studied by Jewish children around the world, and many of his explanations of the torah have become the mainstream interpretation of the text within Orthodox Judaism. Rashi’s … Continue reading Did Rashi Foresee the Future?

Prophecy Fulfilled: The Worldwide Dispersal of the Jewish People

There are a number of prophecies in the bible that describe the worldwide exile of the Jewish people. Deuteronomy 28:64 “And G-d shall scatter you among all the peoples from one end of the earth to the other..." Ezekiel 34:13 "I will bring them out from the nations and gather them from the countries, and I … Continue reading Prophecy Fulfilled: The Worldwide Dispersal of the Jewish People

The Talmud’s Prophecy on Events Leading Up to the Messianic Era

Talmud Sota, 49a-49b Rabbi Eliezer the Great says:... In the times of the approach of the Messiah, impudence will increase and high costs will pile up. Although the vine shall bring forth its fruit, wine will nevertheless be expensive. And the monarchy shall turn to heresy, and there will be no one to give reproof … Continue reading The Talmud’s Prophecy on Events Leading Up to the Messianic Era

The War of Gog and Magog II

CONTINUED FROM PART I Given these details, the question arises, who is this Gog, and how will he fit into this scenario? The midrashim give some insight.  They indicate that Gog will be the leader of the nation who eventually conquers the entire world.  Many midrashic sources point to Persia as that nation.  The Talmud, in discussing … Continue reading The War of Gog and Magog II