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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

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Apr 18

What do Donald Trump and Cyrus have in common?

 

Question: What do Donald Trump and Cyrus the Great have in common?

Answer:  According to the Jews they are both the Lord's anointed.

 

 

Rabbi Berger[1] believes that President Trump’s election has already begun this process. The rabbi noted that Donald Trump’s name in Hebrew (דונלד טראמפ) in gematria (numerology based on Hebrew letters) equals 424 – which is the same numerical value of the phrase, “Moshiach (Messiah) from the House of David (משיח בן דוד).”

“But Donald Trump is not righteous enough or knowledgeable in Bible to actually be the Messiah,” Rabbi Berger noted.[2] “Trump’s connection to the Messiah is that he will play a role in one of the major functions of the Messiah. He will pave the way for building the Third Temple.”

“Trump will not personally merit building the Temple,” he continued. “Like Cyrus, he will pave the way for men who will begin the construction, and when the time is right, the Third Temple will descend from heaven.”

 

Of course, our commentary on Daniel makes it clear that the "Lord's anointed" in Isa 45 is a reference to Hezekiah (the suffering servant) NOT TO CYRUS.  There was a Jewish exilic faction that pushed an agenda for an early restoration and they deliberately interpreted the “workman” (karash) of the Lord as Koresh (Cyrus). The same strategy is being used 2,000 years later, namely; pointing out to a foreign ruler that they have been chosen to fulfil prophecy and restore Jewish fortunes.

 

In the end Cyrus did very little (as most scholars acknowledge).  It was during the reign of Darius the Great (21 years later cf. Dan 10.) that the temple was restored.[3]

[1] Read more at https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/104682/ancient-jewish-sources-indicate-trump-will-pave-way-for-third-temple-prominent-rabbi/#8G25lPRwvkbujVCX.99

[2] Perhaps the Rabbi should also have mentioned that the “Donald” is not from the tribe of David, that he is a gentile and a Catholic to boot!  I suppose beggars can’t be choosers.

[3] Trump has already done more than Cyrus did….at least he has restored the US embassy to Jerusalem!