Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Gaza, Ashdod and Ashkalon

Before we abandoned Gaza 3 years ago, it should have realized that the fate of Gaza is linked to Ashdod and Ashkelon.

We didn't need Kassamim to tell us that, the Navi Zephaniah said it 3000 years ago (anyone know where Ekron is today?):
צפניה ב', ד
כִּי עַזָּה עֲזוּבָה תִהְיֶה, וְאַשְׁקְלוֹן לִשְׁמָמָה; אַשְׁדּוֹד, בַּצָּהֳרַיִם יְגָרְשׁוּהָ, וְעֶקְרוֹן, תֵּעָקֵר
Zephaniah 2:4
For Gaza shall be forsaken, and Ashkelon a desolation; they shall drive out Ashdod at the noonday, and Ekron shall be rooted up.

1 comment:

Kibi said...

There's reason to believe Ekron is in the area of Kiryat Gat.

Not too sure what this post is about though, since this is a prophecy about destruction of Philistines - Gaza, Ashlkelon, Ekron, Ashdod and Gat were the 5 Philistine cities and were linked together. This information is in Shoftim (story of Shimshon) and Shmuel too. But what are you sayting? If we abandoned Gaza we abandoned Ashdod? Israel has not been in Gaza city for a lot longer than 3 years. In fact it's reasonable to say we haven't really been there in something like 100 years.