Could Kurdish independence be part of prophecy?

Few times I’ve pondered over this scripture passage

Isaiah 19 : 23 In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria. The Assyrians will go to Egypt and the Egyptians to Assyria. The Egyptians and Assyrians will worship together. 24In that day Israel will be the third, along with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing on the earth. 25The Lord Almighty will bless them, saying, “Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria my handiwork, and Israel my inheritance.”

I was wondering if a new forthcoming Kurdish state could be whats called Assyria in the bible.   It’s interesting that Kurdish people seem to have a good relationship with Israel.   I’ve met one Kurdish guy in the UK who found Christ.  I don’t expect this to be an easy to make another new nation in the always turbulent middle east, but I would welcome a new nation for the Kurdish people.

This article I read today from Charisma magazine has some similar thinking.   I think this is well worth a read if you are interested in end times and middle east peace from a sensible non-hysteria point of view. 

A few years ago I wrote about another aspect of Isaiah 19 regarding the 1973 Yom Kippur here.  




3 comments on “Could Kurdish independence be part of prophecy?

  1. I don’t think so. In context, the passage is talking about the time of the Millennial reign of Yeshua on earth. That has obviously not yet come to pass.

  2. Hey Ben,

    I’m thinking something along the lines of a framework for Jesus’ later return. Like Paul went on a highway to Damacus before he was changed for Christ, or, Israel might have one other nation in the middle east who is a friend or at least half-way pleasant. But hey.

    • The only other place in Scripture where I see these countries (Assyria, Israel, Egypt) grouped together is in the book of Daniel (chapter 11), but there it is talking about the activities of the Antichrist before Yeshua returns.

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