a big fat king of the Moabites.
dictionaries: With the Amalekites
and Ammonites Eglon crossed the
Jordan river and took Jericho.(Judges
city of palmtrees, left unwalled and therefore an easy prey to the foe,
because of Joshua's curse
in destroying it 60 years before. According to Josephus,
Eglon built a palace in Jericho and from there for 18 years he ruled oppressively
Ehud, a young Israelite of
Jericho, gained favor of Eglon by presenting some gift to him. After dismissing
the others who came with him, Ehud was
admitted by the king into his private summer parlor
or cooling apartment. On Ehud's announcing "I have a message from God for
you", the king rose reverentially
to receive it and was instantly stabbed in the belly by Ehud's dagger in
his left hand and Eglon's fat closed completely over it:.Judges
false prophet in the times of the early New
Testament who was struck blind by the power of God as used by the apostle
13:6-12. He was the sorcerer
who called himself 'barEmmanuel' meaning son of Emmanuel. Another was a
man named Simon. Seems like
there are always those around who will try to
of Sennacherib and his successor
as king of Assyria:.2Kings
19:37. Nothing further is recorded of him in Scripture,
except that he settled certain colonists in Samaria:.Ezra
the monuments it appears that he was the most powerful of all the Assyrian
monarchs. He built many temples and palaces, the most magnificent of which
was the south-west palace at Nimrud, which is said to have been in its
general design almost the same as Solomon's palace, only much larger:.1Kings
7:1-12. In December B.C.E. 681 Sennacherib was murdered by two of his
sons, who, after holding Nineveh for forty-two days, were compelled to
Erimenas of Ararat or Armenia.(maps).
Their brother Esarhaddon, who had been engaged in a campaign against Armenia,
led his army against them. They were utterly overthrown in a battle fought
April B.C.E. 680 near Malatiyeh and in the following month Esarhaddon was
crowned at Nineveh. He restored Babylon, conquered Egypt and received tribute
from Manasseh of Judah. He died in October B.C.E. 669 while on the march
to suppress an Egyptian revolt and was succeeded by his son Assurbanipal,
whose younger brother was made
Dictionary: "From the records on the
monuments he appears to have been one of the most powerful of the Assyrian
kings. He says "I counted among the vassals of my realm twelve kings of
Syria, beyond the mountains: Balon or Baal, king of Tyre; Manasseh, king
of Judah", etc. About B.C.E. 671 he conquered Egypt, took its city of Memphis
and captured two of the king's sons. He divided Egypt into twenty provinces,
placing some of them under native princes and others under Assyrian governors
with Assyrian troops. He reigned from B.C.E. 681 to 668."
Esarhaddon was more favorably
disposed toward Babylonia and helped to rebuild it. His major military
success consisted of crossing the frontier of Egypt and capturing Memphis,
its capital. Esarhaddon was grandson of Sargon
health was failing and he was going nuts. He regarded eclipses of the moon
personal negativities and to circumvent
any fatal illness that may occur to him at these three times of his twelve
year reign, he called others up to be temporary substitute kings, who died
or were put to death when each eclipse was over. It was an 'all for me
and screw you' type of reign. That is what happens when one listens to
the dark side and
is not in touch with the
true God of the multiiverse, he or she then is on the pathway
Esarhaddon died in October
B.C.E. 668 while on the march to suppress an Egyptian revolt and was succeeded
by his son Assurbanipal.
means 'red'. Esau loved red lentils so much that his name was changed because
of them and because he also had red hair. Esau was his birth name. Esau
Isaac's oldest son and twin brother
25:24-34. Because Esau was the elder of the two, he was heir
of all his dad had, but sold this birthright
to his brother Jacob. Jacob had gotten his dad Isaac to officially give
him the birthright already sold to him by his brother Esau, for, of all
things, a bowl of lentils Jacob provided.
Esau sold his birthright
to Jacob for a bowl of lentils, because he was hungry, therefor his name
25:24-34. He was a man of appetite,
who thought more of his immediate needs than his future life.
But there was a greater
plan of God behind this story that takes us right through history to
this present time.
The story is of Esau and
how he lost his birthright.(Genesis
the hate that ensued:.Genesis
The details of the
entire story is here.
And, the wonderful outcome
of it all is coming to pass today and will probably end as it did
when Jacob again met his brother after so many years:.Genesis
33:1-11. God is bringing the world back from Satan.(2Corinthians
3:7. Many of the mankind ones will come. Some have already.
Even some of the non terrestrial evil ones have changed. God loves all.
way or the other it's to be a clean wholesome kingdom.
Esau was created for a reason:.Isaiah
10:7 "Howbeit he means not so, neither does his heart think so to do,
but it is in his heart.(his
basic inborn nature God was responsible for and why?).to
destroy and cut off.(as
Esau's purpose was to be a constant antagonist
to Jacob and his progeny).nations
not a few." Jeremiah 13:23 "Can
the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard his spots? If so then you
also can do good, that are accustomed to do evil." Romans
8:20 "For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but
by reason of him who has subjected the same in hope." Romans
9:20 "Nay but, O man, who are you that replies against God? Shall the
thing formed say to him that formed it, Why have you made me as I am?"
64:8 "But now, O Lord, you are our father. We are the clay and you
our potter and we all are the work of your hand.".Isaiah
Jacob today is spiritual
Israel, but a spiritual, a sort
of spiritual Israel that only has 'a form of Godliness', an 'appearing
on the surface to be spiritual':.2Timothy
3:5 "Having a form of Godliness, but denying the power thereof, from
such turn away." Titus 1:16 "They
profess that they know God, but in works they deny him, being abominable
and disobedient and unto every good work reprobate."
Back then Esau/Edom had a
touching renewal after a long separation from his brother Jacob. This
to a later time, to our time today when Esau/Edom's posterity,
as well as Jacob's posterity are playing major roles on the world scene,
on the world
individual Esau/Edom, made his mind up based on what
only he wanted at the time, later changing it as it may have
From Esau/Edom the man,
came the land of Edom, also known as generally as Mount Seir.(Genesis
36:8,9), whose inhabitants were
36:1,43. The southern part of Edom was known as Teman.
Edomites existed long before
the time of the individuals Esau and Jacob. Jacob's descendants become
the nation of Israel:.Genesis
36:15-28. The name Israel was originally Jacob. That name was changed
and the name Jacob became Israel.
Earlier inhabitants of the
land now known as Esau / Edom / Edomites, were Horites.
The Horites were destroyed by the Edomites:.Deuteronomy
The Greeks called the land
of the Edomites, Idumea,
also spelt Idumaea. The Horites lived there. Esau/Edom's progeny
dwelt in this rugged land filled with limestone caves. The ancient city
of Petra was located in this land.
In the New
in Greek, Edom is known as Idumea, also spelt Idumaea. Edom is also
mentioned in various
ancient Assyrian and Egyptian records.
What was this story of Esau/Edom
and Jacob his younger twin brother all about and its importance for us
The births and the strange
way the births occurred were a set up by God. God was to write a lesson
for all time and for all sentient
beings throughout the multiverse, an important lesson for us to learn today.
That lesson is 'someone cared enough to help'.(*).
The important lesson here
was, 'Trust God above all else, as God is
in all things concerning you and those you care about, because God has
chosen you and covers those also whom you care about'.
And we should care enough
to help where help is needed and socialize enough to find out individual
3:16 "Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his
life for us and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.".Who
is my brother or sister? But how
can you help if you don't have a dime?
Avoid being like the ancients
who didn't care about the true God and of
course, wouldn't trust Him:.Jeremiah
44:16,17; Proverbs 16:7.
31:17 "Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day and
I will forsake them and I will hide my face from them and they shall be
devoured and many evils and troubles shall befall them, so that they will
say in that day, Are not these evils come upon us, because our God is
not among us?".They
were waking up to the lesson of a life without the true God in it.
What the story of Esau/Edom
and his brother Jacob entails:.Romans
9:13 "As it is written.(Malachi
1:2,3), Jacob have I loved, but
Esau have I hated."
34:5 "For my sword shall be bathed in heaven. Behold, it shall come
down upon Idumea.(another
name for Esau and his descendants).and
upon the people of my curse, to judgment."
Isaac was greatly blessed,
Idumea wasn't. Idumea was the Greek name for Edom, which was named after
Esau, who was also called Edom, as mentioned at the top of this article:.Genesis
Mount Seir is also a reference
to the Edomites:.Genesis
35:29 to 36:8. Just for you to keep in mind as we go further on this.
This Esau/Edom bloodline
was always out to wreck the nation that came from his brother's posterity:.Numbers
20:17-21. It was the inborn nature of this bloodline of Esau/Edom to
be hateful toward Jacob, his brother and his brother's descendants. Esau/Edom
was created by God to be a certain way, until the purpose of the Esau/Edom
line was done:.Jeremiah
13:23; Isaiah 34:5,6.
Esau was chosen to be the
antagonist to Jacob's line. Though God set the line of Esau up, He set
it up for a negative purpose, until the purpose for Esau's line was finished.
It's all God's to darn well do what he wants done, for His overall purposes
are always good for all.
Esau's line provided the impetus
to those of the line of Jacob to become the best they could:.Isaiah
13:12 "I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than
the golden wedge of Ophir.(!1Kings
1:7 "That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of
gold that perishes, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise
and honour and glory at the appearing of Emmanuel Christ."
9:22 "What if God, willing to show his wrath and to make his power
known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction.".This
would correspond to the line of Esau and what God created that line for.
9:23 "And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels
of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory.".This
would correspond to the line of Jacob and what God created this line for.
27:34-41; Malachi 1:4,5.
Doesn't seem fair for God
to do this with people, does it?.Isaiah
44:6-8 "Thus says the Lord the King of Israel and his redeemer the
Lord of hosts, I am the first and I am the last.(Revelation
beside me there is no God. And who, as I, shall call and shall declare
it and set it in order for me, since I appointed the ancient
people? and the things that are coming and shall come, let them show
unto them. Fear you not, neither be afraid. Have not I told you from that
time and have declared it? You are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside
me? Yea, there is no other God. I know not any." Isaiah
45:19 "I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the Earth. I
said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek you me in vain. I the Lord speak
righteousness, I declare things that are right."
9:21 "Has not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make
one vessel unto honour and another unto dishonour?".God
well does what He wants.
4:35 "And all the inhabitants of the Earth are reputed as nothing and
he does according to his will in the army of heaven and among the inhabitants
of the Earth and none can stay his hand or say unto him, What are you doing?"
the master potter's designs are the way He wants them to be for His
own long term good reasons as in the case of Esau
and Jacob. For us, it seems inconceivable
that it would have been to be as it is.
The upshot of it all is that
God set up things to be as they became, that is, God chose Jacob and those
who came out of the line of Jacob, right up to and including today, to
be God's chosen people, simply because that's the way God wanted it:.Acts