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Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Isaiah 19

 

 

Verses 1-25

Isaiah 19:1-25 — Judgment upon Egypt - Isaiah 19:1-25 records Isaiah's prophecy against Egypt.

Isaiah 19:19Comments- F. F. Bruce tells us that a collection of ancient Aramaic manuscripts, mostly papyri, were discovered between 1893,1908 in the area of the first cataract of the Nile, at the place now called Aswan and the river-island nearby called by the ancient Egyptians as Yeb. The Greeks later called these two places by the names Syene and Elephantine. These manuscripts verified that a Jewish colony lived in Egypt during the period of the Persian Empire. In fact, a Jewish temple was built on the island of Elephantine. These Jews came to these locations originally as mercenary soldiers employed by Psammetichus II of Egypt (594to 588 B.C.) This temple was later destroyed in 410 B.C. by Egypt in an attempt to purge its empire of other religions. 42]

42] F. F. Bruce, The Books and the Parchments (Old Tappan, New Jersey: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1963), 53-54.

 


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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Isaiah 19:4". Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ghe/isaiah-19.html. 2013.

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