Israel in Revelation
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"Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men: And they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown: And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them: wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the LORD?" Numbers 16:1-3
So note that all the rebels, or at least, the head rebels that the Bible highlights, are from the south, as both the camps of Kohath and Reuben are on the south of the sanctuary or tabernacle!
"And it came to pass, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who was yet in Egypt, heard of it, (for he was fled from the presence of king Solomon, and Jeroboam dwelt in Egypt;) That they sent and called him. And Jeroboam and all the congregation of Israel came, and spake unto Rehoboam,..." 1 Kings 12:2,3
So note that Jeroboam was living in Egypt... to the south of Israel. So when he comes to meet Rehoboam, with the congregation of Israel, he is coming from the south!
Note: even though Jeroboam comes from the south prior to the split of the united kingdom of Israel and the formation of the northern kingdom, the soon to be northern kingdom of Israel does not get inflicted with his southern rebellious influence until after he becomes king of the newly formed kingdom. Thus, the 2 versus 10 split happens FIRST and THEN the rebellion from the south!
"So when all Israel saw that the king [Rehoboam] hearkened not unto them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David? neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: to your tents, O Israel: now see to thine own house, David. So Israel departed unto their tents." 1 Kings 12:16
"So Israel rebelled against the house of David unto this day. And it came to pass, when all Israel heard that Jeroboam was come again, that they sent and called him unto the congregation, and made him king over all Israel: there was none that followed the house of David, but the tribe of Judah only. And when Rehoboam was come to Jerusalem, he assembled all (1) the house of Judah, with (2) the tribe of Benjamin,..." 1 Kings 12:19-21
Notice the following important pattern or sequence occurring in the book of Revelation: a source - the great red dragon (Revelation 12:3); its seed - water as a flood cast out of his mouth (Revelation 12:15); and its resulting growth - the land beast or a beast coming up out of the earth (Revelation 13:11).
"And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads." Revelation 12:3
"And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent... And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood." Revelation 12:9,15
"And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon." Revelation 13:11
"And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphnath–paaneah; and he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Poti–pherah priest of On. ..." Genesis 41:45 (KJV)
"And Pharaoh called the name of Joseph, Zaphnath-paaneah. And he gave to him Asenath, daughter of Poti-phera, priest of Heliopolis, to him as a wife." Genesis 41:45 (ABP)
Hebrew On - the Greek Heliopolis (as the above comparison between the Septuagint-based Apostolic Bible Polyglot (ABP) and Hebrew-based King James Version (KJV) reveals), meaning "city of the sun"; site of the main cult of Ra (or Re), the Egyptian sun god.
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