Question on Biblical Prophecy

February 4, 2017, 9:28 am

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The debate "Question on Biblical Prophecy" was started by dalton7532 on February 4, 2017, 9:28 am. 5 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 3 people are on the disagree side. There needs to be more votes to see what the common perception is. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

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neveralone
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I'll go read the exact prophecy. I'm their nature their complicated and could be about anything

2 years, 7 months ago

except that it didn't happen the way that Isiah said it would. Babylon did get conquered, as all cities do at some point. but it did not get destroyed by the medians. it got flattened earlier by the Assyrians. it was then rebuilt and then conquered by the medians. they didn't destroy Babylon. it continued to exist for centuries until it was eventually abandoned by Seleucus in favor of his new Capitol Seleucia.

so it is much more accurate to say that the Greeks destroyed Babylon, not the medians. so while the prediction managed to get the conquer correct, it failed at everything else.

2 years, 7 months ago

It is not so much the empire falling that makes this prophecy interesting and the focus of the discussion. It is the detail on how it would fall that actually came true which makes this very compelling

2 years, 7 months ago
PsychDave
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I think you meant to say often. The rise and fall of empires is fairly regular.

2 years, 7 months ago
thereal
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Its not the same as saying "the sun will rise" because that happens everyday. A powerful empire however does not collapse regularly.

2 years, 7 months ago
neveralone
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but to say that city will fall exactly like the prophecy is a long shot.

2 years, 7 months ago

I haven't had a chance to read about this yet. but I could tell you literally any city will fall and eventually I will be right. at some point every empire collapses and their cities fall. so predicting it is like saying the sun will rise at some point. of course it will, it's just common sense.

2 years, 7 months ago

I am unfamiliar with this but look forward to the discussion.

2 years, 7 months ago

I sort of messed up at paraphrasing, but you should get what I am asking.

2 years, 7 months ago

The Book of Isaiah was written between 701 B.C. and 681 B.C. and in Isaiah there was a prophecy that Babylon will fall. About 200 years later, Babylon fell in the way the Bible described. Is there any valid counter argument that this was a correct prophecy, or any corrections you would like to make?

"In October 539 BCE, the Persian king Cyrus took Babylon, the ancient capital of an empire covering modern Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Israel. In a broader sense, Babylon was the ancient world's capital of scholarship and science."

http://www.livius.org/sources/content/herodotus/cyrus-takes-babylon/?

"The Book of Isaiah is believed to have been written over several years spanning from 701 BC to 681 BC."

https://www.reference.com/world-view/book-isaiah-written-989acb34e5428f2e#

2 years, 7 months ago
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