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Monday, January 31, 2011

Is Egypt mentioned in the Bible???

"For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee: The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes; Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre; Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah." -- Psalm 83 v 5-8

The term 'tabernacles' means dwelling places. Those who attack Israel here shall be in the lands posessed by these nations at the time the psalm was written. Maps from this time show that the nations listed here cover the area of the Middle East surrounding Israel, and relate to the following modern-day countries:

Amalek - The north-eastern area of Egypt, just below the Gaza Strip
Ishmaelites and Hagarenes - Northern Saudi Arabia
Philistines - The Gaza Strip
Gebal and Tyre - Lebanon
Moab and Ammon (both also referred to as the children of lot), and Edom - Jordan
Assur - Iraq (the capital of ancient Assyria)

Note: Moab is central Jordan, Ammon is northern Jordan, and Edom is southern Jordan

Amalek—the first foe to attack the people of Israel after they had come out of Egypt as a free nation; twice designated in the Pentateuch (Ex. xvii. 14-16, Deut. xxv. 19)

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