The following articles are related to the topic of PROPHECY

An Amazing Text of Prophecy and Providence

It is a remarkable passage -packed with prophetic hints of things in the future, buttressed with divine obligation, and overflowing with faith-building encouragement. In its most expanded form, the text is found in the book of Exodus as follows: "Three times in the year all of your males shall appear before the Lord Jehovah, the God of Israel. For I ... read more »

What About Jacob’s Prophecy Regarding Zebulun?

When Jacob pronounced the blessings upon his sons near the time of his death, he said of Zebulun: "Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for a haven of ships; and his border shall be upon Sidon" (Genesis 49:13). The alleged "problem" with this prophecy is that, purportedly, the tribe of Zebulun never realized ... read more »

Jude 14 — The Prophecy of Enoch

Jude refers to one of the Old Testament patriarchs when he says: "... Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied, saying, Behold, the Lord came with ten thousands of his holy ones ..." (v. 14). A passage quite similar to this is found in the apocryphal Book of Enoch. Some have suggested that Jude quoted his prophecy from this source and ... read more »

Babylon: A Test Case in Prophecy—Part 1

It was the most remarkable community of its day-a San Francisco, New York, or London of the antique world. Herodotus (484-425 B.C.), known as the father of ancient history, once visited the great metropolis. He said that "in magnificence there is no other city that approaches to it" (The Histories I.178). It was Babylon! Babylon's roots reached back almost to ... read more »

Babylon: A Test Case in Prophecy—Part 2

In part 1 of this two-part study, an investigation was begun of certain Old Testament prophecies that focused on the famous city of Babylon. Three major points were made: - The prophets emphatically declared that wicked and arrogant Babylon would fall. - The providential instrument of the Lord, employed in the initial destruction of the city, would be the Medo-Persian ... read more »

What About Daniel’s Prophecy of the General Resurrection?

"Is Daniel's prophecy, in chapter 12, verse 2, a symbolic reference to Israel's deliverance from Babylonian captivity, as some claim, or does it refer to the general resurrection of the dead at the end of time?" Some five centuries before the birth of Jesus Christ, the prophet Daniel, from captivity in Babylon, uttered a remarkable prophecy that has echoed reverberations ... read more »

An Amazing Prophecy in the Book of Daniel

Infidelity does not admit to the reality of Bible prophecy. Since prophecy is one of the strongest evidences for the inspiration of the Scriptures, it is no surprise that it should be repudiated by those who have a biased interest in discrediting the word of God. There is a fascinating account of prophecy in the Old Testament that is worthy ... read more »

Zechariah’s Amazing Prophecy of the Betrayal of Christ

Zechariah was a prophet who lived in the 6th century before the birth of Christ. He was one of those captives in Babylon but, under the leadership of a political ruler whose name was Zerubbabel, Zechariah, together with some 50,000 of his Hebrew kinsmen, returned to their native Palestine (cir. 536 B.C.). The record of these events is found in ... read more »

Jesus’ Prophecy and the Destruction of the Temple

A skeptic recently claimed that Jesus' prophecy regarding the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem has proved false.Note the following text: "And Jesus went out from the temple, and was going on his way; and his disciples came to him to show him the buildings of the temple. But he answered and said unto them, 'You see all of these ... read more »

The Death of Sennacherib: A Case Study in Prophecy

The study of Bible prophecy is a most fascinating engagement. In his monumental work, Encyclopedia of Biblical Prophecy, the late Professor J. Barton Payne contended that the Bible contains 1,817 prophecies which embrace 8,352 predictive verses. These, he said, consume about twenty-seven percent of the whole biblical text (1973, 674-675). In this brief article we will consider but one of ... read more »