After over 60 years since occupying the land of Palestine, archeologists are still at a loss to explain why no evidence has been unearthed – despite the numerous digs – to prove the existence of the Kingdom of Israel in this same land as per Jewish claims. In-fact, so critical is this issue to validate Jewish claims over the land of Palestine that digs have been excavated in and around the Temple Mount itself, placing the Dome of the Rock and other historic structures in jeopardy!
This article, will explain, from the Qur’an, the true history that has been eluding the Children of Israel for many generations.
27:76-77 This Qur’an tells to the Children of Israel most of that which they are in dispute over. And it is a guidance and a mercy for the believers.
1. Abraham - the Father of the Prophets.
"And before that We gave Abraham his understanding, and We were aware of him. As he said to his father and people: 'What are these images to which you are devoted?' They said: 'We found our fathers worshipping 'them.' He said: 'You and your fathers have been clearly misguided.' They said: 'Have you come to us with the truth, or are you simply playing?' He said: 'No, your lord is the Lord of the heavens and the earth, the One who initiated them. And I bear witness to such.' 'And by God, I will plot against your statues after you have gone away and given your backs.' So he broke them into pieces except for the biggest of them, so that they may turn to him. They said: 'Who has done this to our gods? He is surely one of the wicked.' They said: 'We heard a young man mentioning them. He was called Abraham.' They said: 'Bring him before the eyes of the people so that they may be witness.' They said: 'Did you do this to our gods O Abraham?' He said: 'It was the biggest one of them here who did it, so ask them, if they do speak!' So they turned and said to themselves: 'It is indeed ourselves who have been wicked!' Then they returned to their old ideas: 'You know that they do not speak!' He said: 'Do you serve besides God that which does not benefit you at all nor harm you? I am fed up of you and to what you serve besides God! Do you not comprehend?' They said: 'If you are to do anything, then burn him, and give victory to your gods.' We said: 'O fire, be cool and safe upon Abraham.' And they wanted to plan against him, but We made them the losers." (Qur'an 21:51-70)
Our story of Israel begins with a young man named Abraham, who, upon reflecting upon the creation of the Heavens and the Earth decides that his people have been led astray and that the worship of the One God is the true path to righteousness. Abraham decides to plot against his people by destroying their idols - except the largest one - whom he then accuses of being the culprit.
His people rage against him and attempt to burn him in the fire, from which God saves him by causing the fire to be cool. This young man eventually becomes “father of the Prophets” as God blesses Abraham with a covenant that the “Prophethood” and “Scripture” would be forever in his progeny (see 29:27).
2. Abraham abandons his people - emigrating with a group of people (including Lot) to the Holy Land.
"There has been a good example set for you by Abraham and those with him, when they said to their people: 'We are innocent from you and what you serve besides God. We have rejected you, and it appears that there shall be animosity and hatred between us and you until you believe in God alone.' Except for the saying of Abraham to his father: 'I will ask forgiveness for you, but I do not possess any power to protect you from God. Our Lord, we have put our trust in You, and we turn to You, and to You is the final destiny.'" (Qur'an 60:4)
"But the only response from his people was their saying: 'Kill him, or burn him.' But God saved him from the fire. In this are signs for a people who believe. And he said: 'You have only taken idols besides God so that you may have affection amongst yourselves in this worldly life. But then, on the Day of Resurrection, you will reject one another, and curse one another. Your destiny is Hell, and you will have no victors.' Lot believed with him and said: 'I am emigrating to my Lord. He is the Noble, the Wise.'" (Qur'an 29:24-26)
"And We saved him and Lot to the land which We have blessed in for the worlds." (Qur'an 21:71)
Abraham’s origins are unconfirmed in the Qur’an, but the land of Mesopotamia as recorded in Genesis seems to be a reasonable candidate 5,000 years ago as it was a thriving land with culture and sophistication enough to warrant the interaction that Abraham had with his people.
6:83-86 And such was Our argument that We gave Abraham over his people; We raise the degree of whom We please. Your Lord is Wise, Knowledgeable. And We granted him Isaac and Jacob, both of whom We guided; and Noah We guided from before; and from his progeny is David, and Solomon, and Job, and Joseph, and Moses, and Aaron. It is such that We recompense the good doers. And Zachariah and John, and Jesus, and Elias; all were from the upright. And Ishmael and Elisha and Jonah and Lot; and each We have preferred over the worlds.
What is often overlooked in the Qur'an, but which comes out clearly from the Bible, is that Lot was a 'blood relative' of Abraham (from his progeny) - possibly meaning that he was either his son, or his nephew.
3. Abraham and Ismail raised the foundations of the Temple and called all people to the pilgrimage.
2:127 And as Abraham raised from the Sanctuary its foundations, along with Ishmael: “Our Lord accept this from us, You are the Hearer, the Knowledgeable.”
22:27 And call out to the people with the Pilgrimage, they will come to you walking and on every transport, they will come from every deep enclosure.
After residing for sometime in the Holy Land, Abraham goes about with his son Ismail to raise the foundations of the Temple and to call the people for the Pilgrimage.
4. The location of the Temple was in a place called "Bakka".
3:96 The first Sanctuary established for the people is the one in Bakk’a, blessed, and a guidance for the worlds.
Psalms 84:6-7 [Who] passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools. They go from strength to strength, [every one of them] in Zion appeareth before God.
The area of the Holy Land in which the Temple was raised has been recorded by the Qur’an as having the name “Bakka”, a name which appears in the Torah (Psalms 84:6) and is associated with the land of Jerusalem (see article “Where Was Mohammed” for a more detailed research).
5. Some of Abraham's progeny resided in a valley area not very far from the Temple.
14:37 “Our Lord, I have resided part of my progeny in an uncultivated valley near your Restricted Sanctuary. My Lord, so that they may hold the contact prayer. So let the hearts of the people incline towards them and give provisions to them of the fruits that they may give thanks.”
While Ismail would have been a full grown man at the time, it is very likely that the person being referred to in 14:37 is Lot who we are told was from Abraham’s “progeny” (see 6:83-86). If so, then this would bring the town of Lot within the vicinity of the Temple.
6. The town of Lot is destroyed for its sins.
54:33-34 The people of Lot rejected the warners. We sent upon them projectiles. Except for the family of Lot, We saved them at dawn.
The town of Lot, which appears to have been situated near a main travel way (see 15:76-77), is believed to have been located in the area around the Dead Sea, which would make its location some 20-40 kilometers from the Temple in Jerusalem.
7. Parts of the town of Lot were left standing as a sign to mankind.
29:34-35 “We will send down upon the people of this town an affliction from the heaven for what wickedness they were in.” And We left remains of it as a clear sign for a people who comprehend.
The remains of the ancient mountain dwellings around the area of the Dead Sea are the most likely candidate for being the original town of Lot as the Qur’an prophesized it was to be “left as a sign”. Also, the fact that Mohammed’s people used to reside in and around this region of Northern Arabia as being descendants of the Nabateans who originated the Arabic language, is again confirmed by the Qurans revelation that the people of Mohammed used to pass the remain of Lot “by day & night” (see 37:133-138).
8. Abraham had Isaac in his old age, and lived to witness the birth of Jacob afterwards.
11:71-72 And his wife was standing, so she laughed when We gave her the good news of Isaac, and after Isaac, Jacob. She said: “O my! Shall I give birth when I am an old woman, and here is my husband an old man? This is indeed a strange thing!”
9. Jacob (Israel) had twelve sons, amongst which was Joseph, who was sold into "Misr/Egypt"" as a servant.
12:20-21 And they sold him for a low price, a few coins of silver, and they regarded him as insignificant. And he from Egypt who had bought him said to his wife: “Make his stay generous, perhaps he will benefit us or we may take him as a son.” And it was thus that We established Joseph in the land and to teach him the interpretation of the narrations. And God has full control over his situation, but most of the people do not know.
The story of Joseph, chronicled in Sura 12 of the Quran, gives us much detail as to the events that had unfolded between the children of Jacob, and how, after plotting against their brother Joseph, they concoct a false tale of Joseph being eaten by the wolves.
The name “Misr,” which is used in the Quran to describe this land where Joseph was taken, is an ancient name used for the empire of ancient Egypt with the possibly meaning of “civilization” and “country”. This ancient name has been found recorded in Ugaritic inscriptions which refer to Egypt as “Msrm”, in the Amarna tablets it is called “Misri”, and Assyrian and Babylonian records called Egypt “Musur” and “Musri” (see source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mizraim).
10. Joseph gains prominence with the King of "Misr/Egypt" and becomes in-charge of the granaries during the prophesized seven years drought.
12:54-55 And the king said: “Bring him to me so that I may employ him to my person.” So when he spoke to him, he said: “Today you are with us in a high standing and trusted.” He said: “Appoint me over the granaries of the land, for I know how to keep records and I am knowledgeable.”
This “famine stele” records the occurrence of a “7 year drought” in ancient Egypt during the reign of king Djoser (ruled 2691-2625 BC). Joseph, who according the Quran gained much prominence with the king, is assumed to be the legendary “Imhotep” whose name is found recorded in Egyptian inscriptions (see article “Who Was Imhotep”).
11. Joseph is able to bring his entire family to reside with him in Egypt.
12:99-100 So when they entered upon Joseph, he took his parents to him and he said: “Enter Egypt, God willing, in security.” And he raised his parents upon the throne, and they fell in prostration to Him. And he said: “My father, this is the interpretation of my vision from before. My Lord has made it true, and He has been good to me that he took me out of prison and brought you out of the wilderness after the devil had made bitterness between me and my brothers. My Lord is Kind to whom He wills. He is the Knowledgeable, the Wise.”
As the Quran teaches us, Joseph, after some dramatic exchange with his brothers, is able to bring his parents, brothers, and their entire families, to reside in the land of Egypt for as long as they wish.
12. Generations later, Egypt is ruled by a king who carries the title "Pharaoh" and the descendants of Jacob are persecuted.
28:3-4 We recite to you from the news of Moses and Pharaoh with fact, for a people who believe. Pharaoh became mighty in the land, and he turned its people into factions; he oppressed a group of them by killing their children and raping their women. He was of those who corrupted.
The Quran is very unique in that it refers to the ruler during the time of Joseph as “King”, yet at the time of Moses, the title has changed to “Pharaoh” which demonstrates that the events are taking place nearly nine hundred years after Joseph as the title “Pharaoh” (meaning “great house”) was first used during the reign of the new kingdom in the middle of the 18th dynasty around the sixteenth century B.C.
13. Pharaoh rules over a large empire with many river streams flowing within.
43:51 And Pharaoh proclaimed among his people: “O my people, do I not possess the kingship of Egypt, and these rivers that flow below me? Do you not see?”
Map of ancient Egypt – with its capital Memphis - during the reign of Ramses II, showing massive areas of control stretching from the Nile tributaries to the Euphrates in present day Syria.
14. One of the key architects and advisor to Pharaoh was "Haamaan".
28:38 And Pharaoh said: “O commanders, I have not known of any god for you other than me. Therefore, O Haamaan, fire-up the bricks and make for me a high platform, so perhaps I may take a look at the god of Moses; though I think he is one of the liars.”
The name “Haamaan” has been found in ancient hieroglyph translation as meaning “Head of Quarry Workers” as has been appended in a monument honoring the name of Pharaoh indicating a special relation between the two.
15. One of Israel’s Children “Moses” is raised in the house of Pharaoh as one of their own.
28:7-9 And We inspired to Moses’ mother: “Suckle him, and when you become fearful for him, then cast him off in the sea, and do not fear nor grieve. We will return him to you and We will make him of the messengers.” Then the family of Pharaoh picked him up, so he would be an enemy to them and a source of sadness. Certainly, Pharaoh and Haamaan and their troops were wrongdoers. And the wife of Pharaoh said: “A pleasure to my eye and yours, so do not kill him, perhaps he will benefit us or we may take him as a son;” while they did not perceive.
Mostly out of envy for the wealth and prosperity that the Children of Israel have been able to gain over the centuries spent thriving in the land of Egypt (see 20:87, 28:76), the Egyptians, led by Pharaoh, begin a campaign of persecution and hostility towards the descendants of Jacob. In one of the many miracles that God chooses to support Moses, the mother of Moses, fearing that her newborn son would be killed by the Egyptians, is inspired by God to place her son in a crib and to place the crib on the shores of the sea where it is found by the wife of Pharaoh.
16. Moses kills an Egyptian in a fight and flees Egypt for Midyan.
28:15 And he entered the city unexpectedly, without being noticed by the people. He found in it two men who were fighting, one was from his clan, and the other was from that of his enemy. So the one who was from his clan called on him for help against his enemy, whereby Moses punched him, killing him. He said: “This is from the work of the devil; he is an enemy that clearly misleads.”
28:20-22 And a man came running from the farthest part of the city, saying: “O Moses, the commanders are plotting to kill you, so leave immediately. I am giving you good advice.” He exited the city, afraid and watchful. He said: “My Lord, save me from the wicked people.” And as he traveled towards Midyan, he said: “Perhaps my Lord will guide me to the right path.”
Years later, Moses, now a man, wanders into town where he is involved in an altercation in which he punches an Egyptian causing his death. Being fearful that he will be arrested and executed, Moses flees to the land of Midian.
17. After leaving Midyan with his family, Moses speaks with God at the “burning bush” and is sent back to Egypt to free the Children of Israel.
20:10-13 When he saw a fire, he said to his family: “Stay here, I have seen a fire, perhaps I can bring a piece from it, or find at the fire some guidance.” So when he came to it he was called: “O Moses.” “I am your Lord, so take off your slippers; you are in the holy valley Tuwa.” 20:13 “And I have chosen you, so listen to what is being inspired.”
After spending a number of years in Midian, and having begun anew migration with his family, Moses sees a burning light on the right side of the valley wall, where, upon closer inspection, he finds that the Lord God is speaking to him.
18. Moses, along with Aaron, arrive to Pharaoh – seeking the release of the Children of Israel - with 9 signs from God.
20:41-47 “And I Have raised you for Myself.” “Go, you and your brother with Our signs, and do not linger from My remembrance.” “Go, both of you, to Pharaoh, for he has transgressed.” “So say to him soft words, perhaps he will remember or be concerned.” They said: “Our Lord, we fear that he would let loose upon us, or transgress.” He said: “Do not fear, I am with you, I hear and I see.” So come to him and say: “We are messengers from your Lord, so send with us the Children of Israel, and do not punish them. We have come to you with a sign from your Lord, and peace be upon those who follow the guidance.”
Moses, along with Aaron, are sent to the Pharaoh of Egypt to demand the release of the Children of Israel. Moses is supported by nine wondrous signs, all of which are rejected by Pharaoh and his commanders.
19. Moses manages to escape with the Children of Israel by a crossing in the sea, while Pharaoh and his troops are drowned.
2:49-50 And We saved you from the people of Pharaoh, they were afflicting you with the worst punishment; they used to slaughter your children, and rape your women. In that was a great test from your Lord. And We parted the sea for you, thus We saved you and drowned the people of Pharaoh while you were watching.
The possible crossing point for the Children of Israel seems most likely to be the Gulf of Suez, which is 12 miles wide at its narrowest point. The Gulf of Aqaba is also a possibility; however, judging by the events of the Quran in which Moses is being chased by Pharaoh on the morning following their escape (see 26:60) the first point of contact with the Gulf of Suez seems to be the more likely.
20. God ensures preserves the body of Pharaoh as a sign for mankind.
10:92 “This day, We will preserve your body, so that you become a sign for those after you.” But most of the people are unaware of Our signs!
The above is a photo of Ramses II, who seemed to have died around the age of 91, and in whose stomach were found traces of salt – indicating possible death by drowning. The age of this Pharaoh is very indicative as the Pharaoh of Moses lived a very long age evidenced by him raising Moses when he was a babe, and then having the same Moses approach him decades later with the request to release the Children of Israel.
21. Moses is given the Torah, written on stone tablets.
2:50-53 And We parted the sea for you, thus We saved you and drowned the people of Pharaoh while you were watching. And We appointed a meeting time for Moses of forty nights, but then you took the calf after him while you were wicked. Then We forgave you after that, perhaps you would be thankful. And We gave Moses the Book and the criterion, perhaps you would be guided.
7:142-145 And We appointed for Moses thirty nights and completed them with ten, so the appointed time of his Lord was completed at forty nights. And Moses said to his brother Aaron: “Be my successor with my people and be upright, and do not follow the path of the corrupters.” So when Moses came to Our appointed time, and his Lord spoke to him, he said: “My Lord, let me look upon you.” He said: “You will not see Me, but look upon the mountain, if it stays in its place then you will see Me.” So when his Lord revealed Himself to the mountain, He caused it to crumble; thus Moses fell unconscious. When he awoke, he said: “Glory to You, I repent to You and I am the first of those who believe.” He said: “O Moses, I have chosen you over the people with My message and My words; so take what I have given you and be of the thankful.” And We wrote for him on the tablets from all things a lesson, and detailing all things. Take it with strength and order your people to take the best from it. I will show you the abode of the wicked.
After crossing the sea, Moses spends a period of 40 nights waiting before the Lord God spoke with him. It was during this momentous event that God gave Moses the Torah, written on stone tablets.
22. Moses, in his anger at seeing the Children of Israel worshipping the golden calf, smashes the Tablets of the Torah.
Upon Moses’s return from the meeting with the Lord God, he finds his people have taken up a “golden calf’ made from the excessive ornaments and gold that they had brought with them out of Egypt. Also, this statue was special in that it could make the sound of a real calf, after being infused with some sand taken from where the magical staff of Moses had rested (see 20:88, 20:96).
23. The Children of Israel settle in a town by the sea, near which 12 springs are made to gush forth from the rocks.
7:160-161 And We separated them into twelve patriarch nations; and We inspired Moses when his people wanted to drink: “Strike the stone with your staff,” thus twelve springs burst out of it. Each people then knew from where to drink. And We shaded them with clouds and We sent down to them manna and quail: “Eat from the good things that We have provided for you.” They did not wrong Us, but it was their souls that they wronged. And they were told: “Reside in this town and eat from it as you please, and say: “Our load is removed,” and enter the passageway by crouching, We will forgive for you your wrongdoings, and We will increase for the good doers.”
2:57-60 And We shaded you with clouds, and sent down to you manna and quails: “Eat from the goodness of the provisions We have provided you.” They did not wrong Us, but it was their souls that they wronged. And We said: “Enter this town, and eat from it as you wish bountifully. And enter the passageway by crouching, and say: “Our load is removed,” so that your wrongdoings will be forgiven, and We will increase for the good doers.” But the wicked altered what was said to them to a different saying, thus We sent down upon the wicked an affliction from the heavens for what wickedness they were in. And Moses was seeking water for his people, so We said: “Strike the stone with your staff.” Thus twelve springs exploded out of it; each people then knew from where to drink. “Eat and drink from the provisions of God, and do not roam the earth as corrupters.”
Settling in a small sea side town that they have come across, the Children of Israel quickly find that their large numbers are depleting all natural resources, thus God inspires Moses to use his magical staff to produce 12 springs from which each tribe amongst the Children of Israel would know from where to drink. The Children of Israel are also blessed with special food of quails and manna supplied by God.
24. The Children of Israel head back to Egypt.
2:61 And you said: “O Moses, we will not be patient to one type of food, so call for us your Lord that He may bring forth what the earth grows of its beans, cucumbers, garlic, lentils, and onions.” He said: “Would you trade that which is lowly with that which is good?” Descend Egypt, you will have in it what you have asked for. And they were stricken with humiliation and disgrace, and they remained under the wrath of God for they were disbelieving in the revelations of God, and killing the prophets without right; this is for what they have disobeyed and transgressed.
Having become fed-up from living in the wilderness – even though God had supplied the Children of Israel with abundant water, quail and manna – the Israelites ask Moses to return them to the land of Egypt where they can produce the food they have become accustomed to. This request comes as there is no longer any threat to the Israelites from Pharaoh or his commanders who have all been drowned in the sea before their eyes.
25. The Children of Israel finally head towards the holy land - but, due to refusing to fight, it becomes forbidden to them for 40 years.
5:21-22 “O my people, enter the holy land that God Has decreed for you, and do not turn your backs, or you will become losers.” They said: “O Moses, in it are a mighty people, and we will not enter it until they leave from it. So when they leave from it, then we will enter.”
5:26 He said: “It has become restricted to them for forty years, and they will be lost in the land.” Do not be sorrowful over the wicked people.
After an unknown period of time spent back in Egypt – a gathering of the Children of Israel, along with Moses and Aaron, finally make their way towards the Holy Land – but upon reaching the gates, they refuse to enter the holy land thus incurring God’s wrath.
26. Moses and Aaron decide to abandon the Children of Israel - God separates the Children of Israel, each group going its own way.
5:24-25 They said: “O Moses, we will never enter it as long as they are in it, so go you and your Lord and fight, we will stay right here!” He said: “My Lord, I do not possess except myself and my brother, so separate between us and between the wicked people.”
7:168 And We divided them through the land as nations. From them are the upright, and from them are other than that. And We tested them with good things and bad, perhaps they will return.
Having become fed-up with the continuous rejection and blasphemy of the Children of Israel, Moses decides to abandon them to their fate – whereby God decrees that they are to be divided into groups, spread throughout the lands.
27. Generations later, one gathering of the Children of Israel, who were being persecuted by their neighbors, establish the “Kingdom of Israel” with “Saul” being its first appointed king.
2:246-247 Did you not note the leaders of the Children of Israel after Moses, they said to their prophet: “Send us a king that we may fight in the cause of God;” he said: “Are you not concerned that if fighting is decreed for you, you will then not fight?” They said: “And why should we not fight in the cause of God when we have been expelled from our homes along with our children.” So it was, that when fighting was decreed for them they turned away, except for a few of them! God is fully aware of the wicked. And their prophet said to them: “God has sent Saul to you as a king.” They said: “How can he have the kingship when we are more deserving than him, and he has not been given an abundance of wealth?” He said: “God has chosen him over you and increased him in knowledge and physical stature.” God grants His sovereignty to whom He chooses; and God is Encompassing, Knowledgeable.
A depiction of Saul – the first King of Israel – who managed to establish a Kingdom with the knowledge of military might and the support of one of God’s prophets.
28. The remains of the Torah, broken by Moses, are brought to be housed under this new kingdom.
2:248 And their prophet said to them: “The sign of his kingship shall be that he brings to you the ark in which there is tranquility from your Lord and the legacy of what was left behind by the descendants of Moses and the descendants of Aaron being carried by the angels. In this is a sign for you if you are believers.”
A most momentous event takes place with the crowing of Saul, the long lost Ark of the Covenant, which houses the broken fragments of the Torah – lost since after the refusal of the Israelites to enter Palestine – reemerges at the hands of God’s angels.
29. David becomes the second king of Israel, after defeating Goliath and his troops.
2:251 So they defeated them with the permission of God, and David killed Goliath, and God gave him the kingship and the wisdom and taught him what he wished. And if it were not for God defending the people against themselves, then the earth would have long been corrupted; but God has bestowed grace upon the worlds.
In one of the decisive battles at the time, an Israelite by the name of David slays the leader of the enemy army “Goliath” and thus gains much status becoming Israel’s next king and a prophet of God.
30. The Kingdom of Israel is situated in a mountainous land.
"So We gave Solomon the correct understanding, and both of them We have given wisdom and knowledge. And We committed the mountains with David to praise as well as the birds. This is what We did. (21:79)
The depictions of the Quran tell us that the land in which this Kingdom of Israel is one surrounded by mountains that glorify with David.
31. Solomon inherits the kingship from David.
27:16 And Solomon inherited from David, and he said: “O people, we have been taught how to understand the speech of the creatures that fly, and we have been given from everything. This is indeed an evident grace.”
Having developed into a formidable nation, Solomon inherits the Kingdom from his father David.
32. The Kingdom of Israel was a considerable distance from the holy land.
21:81 And to Solomon the gusting winds run by his command all the way to the land which We have blessed in. And We were aware of everything.
Further evidence that the Kingdom of Israel was not situated in the Holy Land in the Quranic description of Solomon having the power over the winds to send them TO the Holy Land (meaning they were in a place far off).
33. The Kingdom of Israel was near the land of Sheba.
27:20-22 And he inspected the birds, then said: “Why do I not see the hoopoe, or is he among those absent?” “I will punish him severely, or I will kill him, else he should have a clear excuse.” But the hoopoe did not stay away long, then he said: “I have seen what you do not know, and I have come to you from Sheba with news which is certain.”
The Hoopoe, with its short wingspan, can generate speeds of around 25-30 miles/hour. Thus, for the Hoopoe to return in a short time, indicates the proximity of Sheba to the Kingdom of Solomon.
As for the location of Sheba, that has been determined archeologically to be in Southern Arabia. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/1082648.stm
The above map depicts the estimated location of the Kingdom of Israel – which is around the mountain range of Southern Arabia known today as “Asir”.
34. Sheba submits to God under the influence of Solomon.
27:44 It was said to her: “Enter the palace.” So when she saw it she thought there was a pool, and she uncovered her legs. He said: “It is a palace paved with crystal.” She said: “My Lord, I have wronged myself; and I submit with Solomon to God, Lord of the worlds.”
Above painting shows a depiction of the grandeur of Solomon’s Kingdom upon receiving the female leader of Sheba. Solomon is accredited in the Quran as being ruler over one of the most powerful Kingdoms to ever emerge on Earth.
35. The Kingdom of Israel is wiped out due to the transgression of its later generations.
17:4-5 And We decreed to the Children of Israel in the Book, that you will make corruption twice on the earth, and that you will become very high and mighty. So, when the promise of the first one comes to pass, We would send against you servants of Ours who are very powerful, thus they managed to breach your very homes, and this was a promise which has come to pass.
The most likely force that attacked and destroyed the Kingdom of Israel for its transgression was the “Kingdom of Babylon” led by its king Nabuchadnezzar II, as images found in ancient Babylon have depicted Jewish prisoners taken after a Babylonian attack on Israel.
36. Jesus, supported by powerful miracles, is sent to preach to the Children of Israel.
3:47-50 She said: “My Lord, how can I have a son when no human being has been with me?” He said: “It is thus that God creates what He wills, when He decrees a command, He merely says to it ‘Be,’ and it is.” And He teaches him the Book and the Wisdom and the Torah and the Gospel. And as a messenger to the Children of Israel: “I have come to you with a sign from your Lord; that I create for you from clay the form of a bird, then I blow into it and it becomes a bird with the permission of God, and I heal the blind and the lepers, and give life to the dead with the permission of God, and I prophesize for you what you shall eat and what to store in your homes. In that is a sign for you if you are believers.” “And authenticating what is between my hands of the Torah, and to make lawful some of that which was made unlawful to you; and I have come to you with a sign from your Lord, so be aware of God and obey me.”
5:46 And We sent in their footsteps Jesus, son of Mary, authenticating what was present with him of the Torah. And We gave him the Gospel, in it is a guidance and a light, and authenticating what was present with him of the Torah, and a guidance and a lesson for the righteous.
The most prominent grouping of the children of Israel, after the fall of the Kingdom of Israel, seems to have been centered in and around the Holy Land, where the Messiah Jesus appeared and preached the message of God to the Jews of the land – passing on his teachings in the form of the “Gospel” as he roamed the towns of area.
37. Jesus is rejected and persecuted by the Children of Israel – who demand his death.
4:157-158 And their saying: “We have killed the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, messenger of God!” And they had not killed him, nor crucified him, but it appeared to them as if they had. And those who dispute are in doubt regarding him, they have no knowledge except to follow conjecture; they did not kill him for a certainty. Instead, God had raised him to Himself; and God is Noble, Wise.
As is the case with most Prophets, Jesus was denied and his death was sought by the very Jews to whom he was preaching. Under the jurisdiction of the Roman Empire, Jesus was sentenced to death by crucifixion, where historical records depict his death as being “abnormally fast” in-line with the Qur’an teaching that God took his life rather than leave him to die at the hands of his enemies.
38. Mohammed – from the lineage of Abraham – is sent with the Quran to preach to the Children of Israel, as well as mankind.
61:6 And when Jesus, son of Mary, said: “O children of Israel, I am a messenger of God to you, authenticating what is between my hands of the Torah and bringing good news of a messenger to come after me whose name will be ‘most acclaimed.’” But when he showed them the clear proofs, they said: “This is clearly magic”
Born from the progeny of Abraham, and raised in the land of Arabia (the Nabateans – based in Northern Arabia - were the founders of the Arabic language), the Prophet Mohammed emerges around the 7th century A.D. to proclaim the final revelation to humankind – the Quran – and to deliver to the Children of Israel residing in that region God’s message as prophesized by the Prophet Jesus before him.
39. The Children of Israel, gain power and influence more than ever and regroup into one place.
17:6 Then We gave back to you your independence from them, and We supplied you with wealth and sons, and We made you more influential.
17:104 And We said after him to the Children of Israel: “Dwell on the earth, then, when the time of the second promise comes, We will bring you all together as a mixed crowd.”
The prophesized rise to power and regrouping of the Children of Israel came to fulfillment in 1948 with the declaration of the “State of Israel”. This is the first time since the Exodus, and the second time since the Kingdom of Israel, that a large mass of the Children of Israel has come together in one place.
40. The end of “new Israel” will come at the hands of those who are Monotheists, as they will retake the Temple as they had done under centuries ago.
17:7 If you do good, then it will be good for you, and if you do bad, then so be it. But when the promise of the second time comes, they will make your faces filled with sorrow and they will enter the Temple as they did the first time, and they will strike down all that was raised up.
The sad truth for the Children of Israel is, as their rise to power and gathering has been prophesized in the final Scripture over 1,400 years ago – so has their undeniable end and destruction. The ungodly actions of the Children of Israel - coinciding with this second rise of power - have ensured that their fate is sealed and that God’s system is moving towards events that will bring about this end.
We ask that God have mercy on the souls of those amongst them who will still listen to the truth and amend their ways before the eventual end is here.
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