The Imminent Invasion of Israel

Appendix 11: Where is PUT?

The next nation after Sudan in Ezekiel's list is Put, or as some versions correctly translate it, Libya (Ezekiel 38:5). Libya is the translation of the original Hebrew word, Put. Ancient Put was the land just to the west of Egypt. 

Both Gesenius (Gesenius, Gesenius' Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon) and Brown (Francis Brown, The New Brown-Driver-Briggs-Gesenius Hebrew and English Lexicon) identify Put as Libya. The first settlement of Put was called Libya by the ancient historians Josephus and Pliny. The Greek translation of the Hebrew Old Testament, called the Septuagint, translates Put as Libya in about 165 BC. Biblically, Put (or Putt) is the region west of Egypt. This is the nation of Libya. Most modern scholars agree with this interpretation. Either way, we have another entirely Islamic region or nation. 

Put was the 3rd son of Ham [Genesis 10:6]. The descendants of Put migrated to the land west of Egypt and became the source of the North African Arab nations, such as Libya, Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco. Thus, Shoebat includes these other 3 Muslim nations in North Africa, along with Libya as Russia's ally, Put. 

Libya's current leader, Muammar Qaddafi, took control in 1969. Ever since that time, Libya has been an international rogue state and sponsor of international terror. While some other Muslim nations offer at least token efforts toward resolving the Middle East crisis, Libya refuses to recognise Israel's right even to exist.

Iran, Libya and Sudan, three of Israel's most ardent opponents, are also listed by the U.S. government as states that support terrorism. Many of these nations are either forming or strengthening their ties as these words are being written. Again we see that all the pieces are in place for the Ezekiel 38 Invasion of Israel.



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