The Nuclear Cleanup – Ezekiel 39:16-18

The following entry is part of a commentary on Ezekiel 36-39, which is fictionalized in my book, The Last Aliyah – Book 1 of The Time of Jacob’s Trouble trilogy.

Ezekiel 39:16 – And also the name of the city [shall be] Hamonah. Thus shall they cleanse the land.

Hamonah will probably be an isolated city or the main base-of-operations for the search-and-burial effort, so the professional burying the dead do not mix in with the general population (so pestilence and diseases are not spread to them).

Ezekiel 39:17-18 – And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, [even] a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood. Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.

This is somewhat gruesome to consider, but it is what will happen. The vultures and other scavenging birds will feast on and desecrate the bodies of the invading forces.

God could simply vaporize all the invaders and save both Israel and the world a lot of trouble in not having to bury them all, but He doesn’t. Why would that be?

Having your corpse not buried, or worse yet, desecrated is a horrible thing to a Muslim, and it appears that God does just that: He desecrates all their bodies. Having your unburied body eaten by the birds is a curse to them.


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