Prophecies That Have Come True
God rescues the Jews from Babylonian rule and brings them to safetyProphecy written between 626 to 586 BC
36"Now therefore, thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning this city of which you say, 'It shall be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence: 37 Behold, I will gather them out of all countries where I have driven them in My anger, in My fury, and in great wrath; I will bring them back to this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely.
Fulfilled in 538 BC
Many Jews were taken as captives to Babylon around 605 BC. In 538 BC, they were freed and many returned to Israel.
In their final hours the Ninevites will be drunkProphecies written about 614 BC
10For while tangled like thorns,
And while drunken like drunkards,
They shall be devoured like stubble fully dried.
11You also will be drunk;
You will be hidden;
You also will seek refuge from the enemy.
Fulfilled between 613 and 611 BC
An ancient historian, Diodorus Siculus, wrote: "The Assyrian king gave much wine to his soldiers. Deserters told this to the enemy, who attacked that night."
Ninevah destroyed by fireProphecy written around 614 BC
15 There the fire will devour you,
The sword will cut you off;
It will eat you up like a locust.
Make yourself many-like the locust!
Make yourself many-like the swarming locusts!
Fulfilled around 612 BC
In the 1800s archaeologists dug up the site and found a layer of ash blanketing the ruins.
Tyre attacked by many nationsProphecy written between 587 and 586 BC
3"Therefore thus says the Lord God: 'Behold, I am against you, O Tyre, and will cause many nations to come up against you, as the sea causes its waves to come up.
Fulfilled in 573 BC, 332 BC and 1291 AD
Tyre, the Phoenician Empire's most powerful city, consistently mistreated Israel. Consequently many nations attacked Tyre. Around the same time that Ezekiel made this prophecy Babylon began an attack on Tyre that lasted 13 years. About 332 BC Alexander the Great defeated Tyre, which ended the Phoenician Empire. Later, Tyre was ruled by the Romans, then the Crusaders, then the
Moslems, who destroyed the city in 1291.
Tyre's stones, timber and soil thrown into the seaProphecies written between 587-586 BC
12They will plunder your riches and pillage your merchandise; they will break down your walls and destroy your pleasant houses; they will lay your stones, your timber, and your soil in the midst of the water.
Fulfilled in 333 to 332 BC
Alexander the Great built a land bridge from the mainland to the island, Tyre. Historians believe that Alexander took the rubble from Tyre's ruins--stones, timber and soil--and tossed it into the sea to build the land bridge (which is still there)..
Edom will be destroyedProphecy written between 626 to 586 BC
18As in the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah
And their neighbors," says the Lord,
"No one shall remain there,
Nor shall a son of man dwell in it.
19 "Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the floodplain of the Jordan Against the dwelling place of the strong;
But I will suddenly make him run away from her.
And who is a chosen man that I may appoint over her?
For who is like Me?
Who will arraign Me?
And who is that shepherd
Who will withstand Me?"
20Therefore hear the counsel of the Lord that He has taken against Edom, And His purposes that He has proposed against the inhabitants of Teman: Surely the least of the flock shall draw them out; Surely He shall make their dwelling places desolate with them.
Fulfilled approximately 100 BC
Petra, the capital city of Edom, even though it was carved out of a mountain side was destroyed. Edom doesn't exist anymore, but Petra became a part of Jordan. In 106 AD, Petra was conquered by the Romans but was rebuilt shortly after. Petra was conquered by the Mostlems in the 7th Century and by the Crusaders in the 12th Century and eventually reduced to ruin.
Israel will be scatteredPropheciy written between 1440 and 1400 BC
33I will scatter you among the nations and draw out a sword after you; your land shall be desolate and your cities waste.
These two prophecies were written around 622 BC
And the Lord will scatter you among the peoples, and you will be left few in
number among the nations where the Lord will drive you.
64"Then the Lord will scatter you among all peoples, from one end of the earth to the other, and there you shall serve other gods, which neither you nor your fathers have known-wood and stone.
Prophecy written between 630 and 680 BC
16I will scatter them also among the Gentiles, whom neither they nor their fathers have known. And I will send a sword after them until I have consumed them."