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Monday, July 14 2014

1 Chronicles 14: The Palestinian Attacks On Israel

"The Philistines yet again spread themselves abroad in the valley ... God is gone forth before thee to smite the host of the Philistines"

The English word "Palestine" originated from an ancient Greek word that referred specifically to the Philistine people of Gaza. "Palestine" and "Philistine" are merely different English pronunciations of the same original word for the territory of Gaza. No where in the actual historical record of the Holy Bible was the land of Israel ever called "Palestine" (see the Fact Finder question below).

David and Goliath Who were the real "Palestinians"? Consider carefully the genealogy of the "Palestinian" people.

According to the plainly-stated historical record, Mizraim was the Hebrew name given to Egypt and northeast Africa by the Israelites because of Mizraim's descendants there. Mizraim is rendered into English as "Egypt" (from the name that the ancient Greek empire gave to it, pronounced Aigyptos; see The Cleopatra Connection) over 600 times in the Holy Scriptures. Various translations use "Mizraim" or "Egypt" interchangeably, as shown in the example below.

"10:6 And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan." (Genesis 10:6 KJV)

"10:6 The sons of Ham: Cush, Egypt, Put and Canaan." (Genesis 10:6 RSV)

As documented in the verses above, the descendants of Mizrain were not Canaanites. Among the descendants of Mizraim / Egypt were, obviously, the Egyptians, but also the Philistines. The Egyptian and Philistine people were cousins from their common ancestor.

"1:11 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim, 1:12 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (of whom came the Philistines,) and Caphthorim." (1 Chronicles 1:11-12 KJV)

King David had many experiences with the "Palestinian" people - beginning with his victory over the Palestinian warrior Goliath who had crossed the border into the land of Israel (see The Battle Of David And Goliath). David's often-pragmatic relationship with the Palestinians then continued through the civil war when David sought refuge in "Palestine" i.e. Gaza (see David The Philistine Warrior).

After the civil war, King David settled in the Jebusite city (it was never "Palestinian" i.e. the Philistines never claimed or occupied Jerusalem) of Jerusalem (see When Did Jerusalem Become An Israelite City?). It was not merely a matter of David conquering a foreign city; it was a matter of David being sent by the LORD (Who was and is Jesus Christ - see Genesis 1: In The Beginning Was The Word and The Kingdom Of The LORD God) to the city that was created by the LORD, for the purpose of the LORD, right from the beginning (see the complete series for the history and future of Jerusalem, beginning with A History Of Jerusalem: In The Beginning).

There was always peace between the Palestinians and Israel when everyone remained in their own God-given national territories (see The Boundary Law). When the Palestinians left Gaza and attacked Israel (e.g. "the Philistines yet again spread themselves abroad in the valley"), there was war in which "God is gone forth before thee to smite the host of the Philistines."

"14:1 Now Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and timber of cedars, with masons and carpenters, to build him an house. 14:2 And David perceived that the LORD had confirmed him king over Israel, for his kingdom was lifted up on high, because of his people Israel.

14:3 And David took more wives at Jerusalem: and David begat more sons and daughters. 14:4 Now these are the names of his children which he had in Jerusalem; Shammua, and Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon, 14:5 And Ibhar, and Elishua, and Elpalet, 14:6 And Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia, 14:7 And Elishama, and Beeliada, and Eliphalet.

14:8 And when the Philistines heard that David was anointed king over all Israel, all the Philistines went up to seek David. And David heard of it, and went out against them. 14:9 And the Philistines came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim. 14:10 And David enquired of God, saying, Shall I go up against the Philistines? and wilt thou deliver them into mine hand?

And the LORD said unto him, Go up; for I will deliver them into thine hand. 14:11 So they came up to Baalperazim; and David smote them there. Then David said, God hath broken in upon mine enemies by mine hand like the breaking forth of waters: therefore they called the name of that place Baalperazim. 14:12 And when they had left their gods there, David gave a commandment, and they were burned with fire.

14:13 And the Philistines yet again spread themselves abroad in the valley. 14:14 Therefore David enquired again of God; and God said unto him, Go not up after them; turn away from them, and come upon them over against the mulberry trees. 14:15 And it shall be, when thou shalt hear a sound of going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt go out to battle: for God is gone forth before thee to smite the host of the Philistines. 14:16 David therefore did as God commanded him: and they smote the host of the Philistines from Gibeon even to Gazer.

14:17 And the fame of David went out into all lands; and the LORD brought the fear of him upon all nations." (1 Chronicles 14:1-17 KJV)

Fact Finder: What and where is "Palestine"? What is the future of "Palestine"?
See Where Is Palestine? and Gaza In History And Prophecy

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This Day In History, July 14

664: Anglo-Saxon king Eorcenberht died. Historical records state that Eorcenberht was the first king in Britain to command that religious idols be destroyed.

756: During China's An Lushan Rebellion, Emperor Xuanzong of the Tang Dynasty was forced to flee the capital from An Lushan's forces (see also Gog and Magog).

1223: Louis VIII became King of France after the death of his father, Philip II.

1430: Joan of Arc, after being taken prisoner by the Burgundians in May, was handed over to Pierre Cauchon, the bishop of Beauvais.

The Bastille 1769: A Spanish expedition led by Gaspar de Portola established a base in California (named by the Spanish after Califia, a mythical paradise in Spanish literature).

1789: The Bastille, a fortress in Paris used to hold political prisoners, was stormed by a mob, marking the beginning of the French Revolution.

1789: Alexander Mackenzie completed his exploration to the mouth of the great river that he hoped would take him to the Pacific Ocean. It turned out to be the river later named him, the Mackenzie River of Canada. At 1,738 kilometers (1,080 miles) long, it is one of the longest rivers in the world.

1798: After the rebellion of the New England colonies, the Sedition Act was passed by the new regime. The federal law made it a high crime to incite or encourage a revolution against the revolution ("right" when we do it, "wrong" if others do the same).

1865: British climber Edward Whymper led the first team of climbers to reach the summit of the Matterhorn in the Alps at a height of 14,690 feet.

1867: Explosives manufacturer Alfred Nobel first demonstrated his invention, dynamite, at Merstham Quarry in Redhill, Surrey.

1881: U.S. frontier criminal and murderer "Billy the Kid" was shot and killed by Pat Garrett outside Fort Sumner.

1918: The French troop-carrying liner Djemnah was sunk by a German submarine in the Mediterranean; 442 were lost.

1933: In Germany, the Nazi Party under Adolf Hitler banned all opposition parties (see Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion).

1950: The Battle of Taejon began during the Korean War.

1950: Using an Italian refugee passport provided by a Franciscan monk in Genoa, Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann obtained an Argentine visa; he arrived in Argentina a month later.

1958: King Faisal of Iraq was assassinated in a coup by army officers, including one named Saddam Hussein, who established Iraq as a republic. The independent Iraqi republic lasted until 2003 when George W. Bush obliterated the country and inflicted over 1 million casualties on Iraqi men, women and children (plus tens of thousands of documented cases of rape and torture) with his false accusations of "weapons of mass destruction" and a non-existent connection to the 9-11 terrorist attacks - that were actually committed by men from Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, based in Afghanistan.

1965: Mariner 4 arrived at Mars and became the first spacecraft to produce near photographs of another planet.

1976: Capital punishment was abolished in Canada.

2000: The "Bastille Day Event" - a massive solar flare caused a geomagnetic storm on Earth.

2002: French President Jacques Chirac escaped an assassination attempt during Bastille Day celebrations.


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