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God will bless Assyria...

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10 hours ago, robycop3 said:

  What proof do those who claim to be Assyrians have that they actually are?

  Now, I don't expect to find any "pure" Assyrians now, but I'm wondering who the people are that are descended from the people of the old nation of Assyria, a people who God will bless, according to Isaiah 19.

My cousin is Turkish but not a Turk.  She says she is Armenian  and they call themselves Syriac, but the Turks  call them Assyrians.  The elder of a Church in London who was a Turkish Cypriot Muslim before he was converted, met her and said "You didn't tell me your cousin is a Kurd."  Later he said he was only joking.  So take  your choice fromthat.

In the Cyropaedia, Xenophon always calls the Babylonians "Assyrians"  never mentions Babylonians, although he describes the fall of Babylon to the troops of Cyrus, confirming the overthrow of Babylon confirming Daniel's account.

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On 3/23/2019 at 7:11 PM, Invicta said:

My cousin is Turkish but not a Turk.  She says she is Armenian  and they call themselves Syriac, but the Turks  call them Assyrians.  The elder of a Church in London who was a Turkish Cypriot Muslim before he was converted, met her and said "You didn't tell me your cousin is a Kurd."  Later he said he was only joking.  So take  your choice fromthat.

In the Cyropaedia, Xenophon always calls the Babylonians "Assyrians"  never mentions Babylonians, although he describes the fall of Babylon to the troops of Cyrus, confirming the overthrow of Babylon confirming Daniel's account.

  Babylon swallowed up Assyria, same as it swallowed up Judah & many other nations.

   I tend to believe the Assyrians mingled with other peoples & lost their old national identity over the generations, much as the Jebusites did among the Jews. But I believe God will "sort them out" when the time comes. They may be known by an entirely-different name.

   I lean (but am not certain) towards God's choosing to bless them because a great many Ninevites repented upon hearing Jonah's preaching, with many remaining faithful to God  for at least several generations. (Again, no proof; just a guess.)

  Assyria seemed otherwise just-as-pagan as Babylon, but I don't believe God selected them randomly. He has His reasons.

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Yes, could be a possibility. I was thinking of the same thing. Somehow there will be a remnant among them in the end times.

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On 3/17/2019 at 4:17 PM, robycop3 said:

  Isaiah 19:  23 In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians.24 In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land:25 Whom the Lord of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance.

This editing was done by an administrator. and a full correction by me, robycop3. Everybody happy now?

   I think God will bless Egypt after He finishes punishing them for their idolatry & other sins, because of their close relationship with the first Israelis while Jacob & Joseph lived. But I'm wondering why God will bless Assyria. Furthermore, I wonder who the descendants of the Assyrians are today. I assume they may still live in Iraq her neighbors,  but then that's only a guess. I know there are some tribes who call themselves Assyrians, but their claims seem somewhat dubious.

 

  Anyone have any knowledge ot ideas why God will bless Assyria, and/or who the Assyrians are today?

I think the blessing of Egypt may have been when they allowed the Jews to build an altar there.  

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  Right now, the Isaiah 19 punishments for Egypt is still going on; that nation is quite-poor. And the 80 million Egyptians shake in their turbans every time an any of the 6 million Israelis rattles his Uzi their way.

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15 hours ago, robycop3 said:

  Right now, the Isaiah 19 punishments for Egypt is still going on; that nation is quite-poor. And the 80 million Egyptians shake in their turbans every time an any of the 6 million Israelis rattles his Uzi their way.

I have never seen pictures of Egyptians wearing turbans, Fez, maybe.

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Deuteronomy 26:5-6 And thou shalt speak and say before the LORD thy God, A Syrian ready to perish was my father, and he went down into Egypt, and sojourned therewith a few, and became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous: 6 And the Egyptians evil entreated us, and afflicted us, and laid upon us hard bondage:

According to this Abraham was a Syrian (from Syria, Assyria). Maybe this is part of God’s reason for offering His mercy to them in the end times. Either way, I do think it is interesting.

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