My Interpretation of Section One and the Tongue of the Egyptian Sea

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My Interpretation of Section One and the Tongue of the Egyptian Sea

(BTW when I mention 2 Nephi 22 in the audio… I meant 1 Nephi 22)

6 Responses to My Interpretation of Section One and the Tongue of the Egyptian Sea

  1. Watching says:

    Enjoyed your commentary. I have to agree with you that as I study Isaiah’s words, the USA seems to be a latter day Egypt. What is your opinion about the latter day Assyria? Watcher I really enjoy your posts. There are just so many opinions about prophecy, even among LDS.

  2. Good to hear from you Watching.

    To be perfectly honest, I don’t really have an opinion on that. (hard to believe… I know!)

    I have heard speculation that Assyria is Russia and also China, etc.

    I suppose a strong case could be made for it referring to a multitude of nations from virtually every country.

    I am really not sure.

  3. Other speculations regarding the invasion of latter day Egypt by Assyria that I have heard would be Mexico and also Islam.

    I suppose I would lean toward a “multitude of nations” from virtually every country gathering together to war against the Saints of God because the Book of Mormon provides a fascinating prophesy that seems to indicate that apostate Israel will war against the elect of God.

    A fascinating possibility is that the blood of Israel has been mingled among all nations and that the greater portion of the blood of Israel is in a state of apostasy after the elect have been gathered out.

    “..behold the house of Israel hath gathered together to fight against the twelve apostles of the Lamb” (See 1 Nephi 11)

    Compare the prophecy in 1 Nephi to the following passages in the Book of Revelation that seem to indicate that the whore that fights against the Lamb and his elect are referred to as peoples, multitudes and nations-

    13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
    14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
    15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. (See Rev 17)

  4. NEPT says:

    I can rationalize the Egypt=USA concept, but equating the “tongue of the Egyptian sea” to the Gulf of Mexico is a bit of a stretch for me, Watcher. I admit that I don’t have an interpretation at the moment, but it seems a bit hyperbolic to claim that “Isaiah sometimes refers to…the Gulf of Mexico as the tongue of the Egyptian Sea.” I mean, as far as I can tell, the phrase “tongue of the Egyptian Sea” only appears once (Isa. 11:15), and IMO the “tongue” is a “river” that the Lord causes to part at a point with seven streams so that men can cross on dry ground. I suppose if we’re talking the Mississippi river or something that empties into the Gulf, then it seems that, at the most, the Gulf of Mexico could be the Egyptian Sea itself. Yes? No?

  5. NEPT says:

    And I’m not quite sure how the Gulf of Mexico fits into the part where the remnant of the Lord’s people should come from Assyria on the “highway” created by the parting of the river, especially if Assyria is Russia or China; Mexico is a good bet if we really are talking about the Gulf of Mexico as the Egyptian Sea. Pretty sure the Rio Grande empties into the Gulf (maybe its delta forms seven streams??). I suppose there is quite a bit of Israelite blood south of the border 🙂

  6. NEPT says:

    But doesn’t the “highway” come from the north? Man, I’m all confused now, LOL.

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