The End of The Herod Dynasty, Daniel’s People, The Temple, City And Nation

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  • Discover in this series how important the Herod Dynasty and the Idumeans were in bible prophecy. Just how did Yahweh use the Idumean nation to help bring Daniel’s people, the temple, city and nation to its end? Who or what was the restrainer? How did the Idumeans remove the restrainer and let the Man of lawlessness take over the temple?

TRUTH OR TRADITION – THE WISE MEN

I think familiarity has hidden the truth as there’s more of the Christmas story that’s rarely told. In my last article, I showed how Jesus had not been born in a stable/barn but in a home surrounded by family. Today I’m still on the topic of families and descendants, but this time sharing how some of … Continue reading


HEROD AND THE TIDINGS FROM THE EAST – THE DYNASTY PART 1

When Jesus was born the elite society in Israel was corrupt. The High Priesthood position was given to the highest bidder. While the King of the Jews, Herod was actually an Edomite/Idumean who had acquired his kingship through military conquest. So how come someone from Esau’s lineage, who lost the birthright inheritance becomes the King … Continue reading


DANIEL AND THE HEROD DYNASTY – PART 2

On my last blog, I showed how the story of the wise men ties in with Daniel chapter 11 in quite a surprising way. But there’s, even more, to tie in with the prophecies of Daniel and the Idumeans, as you’ll soon discover. Herod had built many royal palaces throughout Judea. He had one on the … Continue reading


THE EIGHTH HEROD OVER DANIEL’S PEOPLE – PART 3

In my last blog post, we saw how Daniel had prophesied Herod The Great’s death in Jericho. Then we saw how his ruthless grandson Agrippa I suffered the very same death when he allowed the people to call him a god. Now we come to the final Herod of the Idumean dynasty, Herod The Great’s … Continue reading


THE TEMPLE ABOMINATIONS AND THE IDUMEAN MASSACRE – PART 4

Isn’t it interesting to discover the political upheavals that were going on whilst the early church was growing in its infancy? It brings another dimension into the biblical narrative and it really helps us to understand the risks those first believers took in sharing the gospel. I’m thankful that we have the writings of Josephus … Continue reading


THE IDUMEANS REMOVE THE RESTRAINER – PART 5

The hidden power of lawlessness had already been at work for years, but the Apostle Paul envisioned a day when it would be manifested in full power with the revealing of his ‘man of sin’. However, something or someone was holding it back when Paul wrote his letter to the Thessalonians. By the time they … Continue reading


THE END OF IDUMEA, THE HEROD DYNASTY AND DANIEL’S PEOPLE – PART 6

On my last blog post, I shared how the actions of the Idumeans had led to the revealing of the Apostle Paul’s Man of Sin. But the Idumeans crossed paths with another very evil Zealot. His name was Simon bar Giora and Josephus also documented his barbaric actions during the rebellion. The Romans and Josephus … Continue reading