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Aug 18

Peace under the new Cyrus (Donald Trump)?

Trump’s peace plan for Israel will be revealed in September[1] shortly after the Jewish New Year and the Day of Atonement fast,[2] which happens in the 70 th year of Israel’s existence. Third Temple fanatics have already pointed out that Donald Trump has a name with the same gematria value as “Messiah of the house of David” (see previous posts) and declaring him the “new Cyrus”.

Now they are producing a coin to raise money for building the “Third Temple”:[3]

 

 

Trump and Cyrus

 

 

This is a repeat pattern.  The Jews did the same when they approached Cyrus and showed him that their scripture predicted an early return and rebuilding of the temple. The pagan “Cyrus” was the “Messiah” now it is Donald Trump.

A quick reminder – in my commentary on Daniel, “God is Judge” (GIJ) It was suggested that Isaiah 45 was deliberately manipulated to read KORESH (Cyrus) instead of KARASH (workman). There was no pointing (vowels) in the original Hebrew. The “workman” in Isaiah who would restore Jewish fortunes (after the Assyrian invasion) was obviously Hezekiah (who typified Christ).  In this I find myself in agreement with Thirtle and Whittaker who held the same views. (There are also many other scholars who argue against a Cyrus reading). I recommend reading the relevant chapter in GIJ and the Addendum (which is on the website – it contains additional new material not present in GIJ). To sum up:

 

 

  • Cyrus did not rebuild the temple (even Josephus admits this)
  • Cyrus issued a decree (that got lost in the archives)
  • Darius rebuilt the temple 21 years later

 

So, on all scriptural metrics the prophecy fails (if it refers to Cyrus). The Jews are doing what they always have done when they act unfaithfully – they use scripture to flatter and manipulate Gentile rulers. Some of the people pushing the agenda are Knesset Mp’s.[4]

 

"The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by 
reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength
labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away" 
(KJV Psalm 90:10).

 

Perhaps the next ten years will be "labour and sorrow"?

[1] Report: 'Deal of the Century' to be unveiled next month PA newspaper reports Trump peace plan to be unveiled during president's speech to UN General Assembly in September.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/250824

[2] Yom Kippur 2018 will begin in the evening of Tuesday, 18 September and ends in the evening of Wednesday, 19 September

[3] https://abcnews.go.com/International/israeli-group-sells-special-edition-trump-coin/story?id=55096698

http://en.hamikdash.org.il/about/we-need-your-support/the-temple-coin/

[4] Jewish Activists, Politicians and Rabbis Reveal the Greatest Step Jews and Christians Can Take to Usher in Geula https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/112478/restore-the-temple-mount-to-its-biblical-intent-and-usher-in-redemption/  The article mentions; Rabbi Pinchas Winston, Rabbi Yehuda Glick and Joshua Wander. Wander is a Republican Jewish American now living in Israel: https://twitter.com/ntarnopolsky/status/997062269577105408?lang=en  Rabbi Yehuda Glick is a sitting member (defence minister) in the Jewish Parliament. Wikipedia contributors. (2018, July 5). Yehuda Glick. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 02:03, August 24, 2018, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Yehuda_Glick&oldid=848928586 MK Rabbi Yehuda Glick, Likud member and Head of the Temple Mount Heritage Foundation Apr 20, 2017 https://youtu.be/iYluQMhy6aI Rabbi Pinchas Winston: Over the last 20 years, his works have become very focused on the topic "The End of Days" (as evinced by the titles of his later works). He includes Kabbalah, Gemarah and Midrashim in his works; thus, intertwining "ancient texts" with modern issues Wikipedia contributors. (2018, May 21). Pinchas Winston. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 02:09, August 24, 2018, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Pinchas_Winston&oldid=842283620