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The Wandering Jew

“And the LORD shall scatter thee among all peoples, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone” (Deuteronomy 28:64).

One of the most convincing evidences of the inspiration of the Bible is found in the numerous prophecies of the dispersion of God’s chosen people, Israel, among all the nations of the world. Our text was written through Moses almost four centuries before the great kingdom of Israel under David and Solomon was even established, and over 700 years before the beginning of the dispersion, but eventually it was fulfilled, literally and meticulously.

No nation was ever scattered so widely as Israel, yet amazingly, they have remained a distinct people, even under great persecution, for over 3500 years. This also was prophesied: “My God will cast them away, because they did not hearken unto Him: and they shall be wanderers among the nations” (Hosea 9:17). “And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the LORD shall lead thee” (Deuteronomy 28:37). “Lo the people shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations” (Numbers 23:9).

The Scriptures also predicted the long duration of their dispersion, as well as their eventual reestablishment as a nation, and ultimate return to the true God, their Creator and Savior. “For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, . . . Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the LORD their God, and David their king; and shall fear the LORD and His goodness in the latter days” (Hosea 3:4,5).

This is a mere sampling of the Scriptures on this vital subject, all testifying to the prophetic omniscience of the divine author of the Bible. HMM

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