Saturday, March 17, 2012

Megiddo VI.

This is coolbert:



 "Armageddon (from Hebrew: Har Megiddo, Ancient Greek: Harmagedōn, Late Latin: Armagedōn) is, according to the Bible, the site of a battle during the end times, variously interpreted as either a literal or symbolic location. The term is also used in a generic sense to refer to any end of the world scenario."

Strangely enough, the Battle of Megiddo in 1918, the vanquishing and pursuit of the Turkish army group WAS seen by some American Christian religious denominations [primarily Jehovah's Witnesses and Seventh Day Adventists] as a sign of prophecy as being fulfilled, an end-of-times revelation as meaning the end-of-the-world, the Second Coming of Jesus to judge the living and the dead?

Megiddo was perceived and interpreted by these groups [and by others also] as fulfilling prophecy as enunciated in the Book of Revelations from the New Testament [the Christian Bible] as being the place where the armies of the world would gather for the final battle prior to "final judgement" as that term is understood!

Signs of prophecy that after almost 2,000 years were being fulfilled AND EVERYONE HAD JUST BETTER MAKE READY! Such was the mental state of some persons at the time, the Battle of Megiddo and the victory of the Imperial British forces making BIG NEWS!

Indeed, you might not concede that these persons seeing the Battle of Megiddo in such apocalyptic terms as being correct within their frame of reference. The armies gathered at Megiddo included contingents from England, Australia, New Zealand, British Indian, Ottoman, ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD!

Other events occurring in the Middle East [Near East] at the same time ALSO seeming to confirm Biblical end-of-time prophecy, the return of the Jews to their ancient homeland [a small number at the time of 1918 but continually increasing] and the capture of Jerusalem by the British army [over 700 years had elapsed since the time of Saladin]! And of course Megiddo! JUST OF ITSELF THE ENTIRE ASPECT OF THE GREAT WAR [WW1], THE WORLD-WIDE CONFLAGRATION AND THE TEN MILLION DEAD THE LIKE OF WHICH BEYOND THE EXPERIENCE OF MANKIND SURELY HAVING SOME SORT OF MEANING!

Armageddon to this day the word representing: an apocalyptic event [normally thought of as war!] of such major proportions that the entire world order and all of mankind will be thrown into disorder and confusion without amelioration!

And such was in the minds of some in 1918, Megiddo a "sign", a portent that should not and could not be ignored! Attitudes that persist, even unto the present time!


1 comment:

Gerald said...

War is a fascinating subject. Despite the dubious morality of using violence to achieve personal or political aims. It remains that conflict has been used to do just that throughout recorded history.

Your article is very well done, a good read.