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Did The Foxes At The Temple Mount Fulfill Bible Prophecy?

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Did The Foxes At The Temple Mount Fulfill Bible Prophecy?

Did The Foxes At The Temple Mount Fulfill Bible Prophecy?

Recently, there were numerous articles in the news that stated, foxes were seen near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem which amounted to the fulfillment of Bible prophecy. Several of the media outlets were Christian and cited Lamentations 5:18 as proof of the prophecy. They also included the Talmud as evidence which is certainly not a Biblical text, and of no interest to the Christian faith. So does the Bible support these claims?

Foxes, The Temple Mount And Lamentations 5:18

Turn your Bible with me to,

Lamentations 5:18
18 “Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walk upon it.”

If you have studied with us for any length of time, you know the first thing you do is find the subject of the Scripture you are presented with. Otherwise, someone could be cherry picking Bible verses for you.

We find the subject in Lamentations 1:3 which is directed to the House of Judah that went into captivity due to their sins. In case you need a refresher, there are 12 Tribes of Israel. The Northern House of Israel had 10 Tribes, while the Southern House of Judah basically had 2.

What is important to understand is Lamentations 5:18 does not concern Bible prophecy, but Bible history. If you read Lamentations 5 you will read the phrases; “our inheritance is turned to strangers”, “our fathers have sinned”, “the crown is fallen from our head”.

These are all sorrows due to the sin of the Tribe of Judah. Then we have verse 18 which states how Zion is desolate and the “foxes” (Strong’s: H7776) or “jackets” walk upon it.

Now I guarantee you folks, this is not the first time foxes have walked in and around the Temple Mount which is irrelevant anyway. Yet, it made a good news headline and confused a lot of Christians in the process.

The Prophets And Priests Described In Lamentations

While we are in Lamentations, let us turn to chapter 4 to see what caused some of the sin in Judah.

Lamentations 4:13
13 “For the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, that have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her,”

“Her” in this verse is speaking of Jerusalem, that is the subject as documented in Lamentations 4:12.

The sins of Jerusalem’s prophets, and the “iniquities” (Strong’s: H5771) or “evil” of Jerusalem’s priests include shedding “the blood of the just”. This verse should really stand out to you.

Lamentations 4:14
14They have wandered as blind men in the streets, they have polluted themselves with blood, so that men could not touch their garments.”

“They”, these so-called prophets and priests wander as blind men, just as Christ warned us, (Matthew 15:14). These prophets and priests “polluted” themselves as they murdered the just prophets and priests before them. Christ also explained this to us.

Turn your Bible with me to,

Matthew 23:35
35 “That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.”

Christ was addressing the so called “priests” of His day. He was explaining, “they” along with their ancestors are “vipers” and they murdered the righteous prophets and priests before them, (Matthew 23:33-35).

Of course, Christ was talking to the synagogue of Satan, who are the Kenites.

Summary

The overall point is to understand Lamentations discusses the sorrows of Judah. Sorrows they brought on themselves for seeking after sin, idolatry and false teaching instead of seeking after God. Those who have repeated this news story have essentially repeated some of Judah’s mistakes by trying to intertwine the Talmud with the Bible.

They have done so in error, assuming the Jews are God’s Chosen People. What else should we expect from the Bible teachers of the last days?

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  1. These are the literalists that do not look at the spiritual, idioms of the Bible. Christ used an idioms calling Herod, a fox, in Luke 13:32 And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected. [KJV]
    He was of Idumean (Edom) origin and thus not an Israelite.
    Thanks, Brandon

    • Brandon: Okay who was the Idumean? Herod?

      • Sharon. The Smith’s Bible Dictionary will help you out here.

        Let’s look up the word Herod.

        “I. Herod the Great was the second son of Antipater, an Idumean, who was appointed procurator of Judea by Julius Caesar, B.C. 47.”

        If we follow the word Idemean, we have no reference. So let’s look up the land of “Idumea” which says,

        “Idume’a. (red). See Edom.”

        So let’s look up Edom.

        E’dom. (red). The name Edom was given to Esau, the first-born son of Isaac and twin brother of Jacob, when he sold his birthright to the latter for a meal of lentil pottage. The country which the Lord, subsequently, gave to Esau was, hence, called “the country of Edom,” Gen 32:3, and his descendants were called Edomites. Edom was called Mount Seir and Idumea also.

        So the Herod that Ginger referenced was an Edomite who are the children of Esau. Esua was also Jacob’s (who became known as Israel) brother. Both Esau and Jacob were Issac’s sons and we know Issac was the son of Abraham.

        I hope that helps you out and provides some additional references as well.

    • I hear what you are saying. However, with reference to Lamentations, it is not about the spiritual aspect or figures of speech. It was literal history and some folks are distorting that and making it sound like prophecy was fulfilled when it was not. That is my pain point here. I do not like people distorting the Word and confusing the flock.

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