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kingdom, after all rule and authority has been put down and every enemy
destroyed, long after the thousand years are passed, that 'God may be all in
all' (1 Cor. 15:24 -28).
At the time of writing these lines the word Suez is on every one's
lips, and the peace of the world seems to be balanced upon the attitude of
Egypt, the Arab world of the Middle East, and the nations whose welfare is
very intimately linked with the free use of the Suez Canal.
Egypt is mentioned over 600 times in the Scriptures, the references
being distributed thus:
The Law about 289 times; the Prophets about 283 times; the Psalms 15
times; the Gospels 4; the Acts 14; the Epistles 5; and the Revelation one
In an Analysis devoted to prophecy, it is obvious that the many
references made to Egypt by Moses must be omitted. The common name for Egypt
in the Scriptures is 'Mitzraim' or 'the land of Mitzraim'. The dual form of
this name indicates the natural division of the country with an upper and a
lower region. At times the singular Matsor is used, and this appears to
refer to Lower Egypt only. In the genealogy of the nations, given in Genesis
10, we read:
'And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut and Canaan' (Gen.
Genesis 13:10 gives some idea of the fertility of Egypt, saying that
Lot beheld all the plain of Jordan 'that it was well watered every where,
before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the Lord,
like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar'.
Two rivers form the boundaries of the land of promise, 'from the river
of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates' (Gen. 15:18). The
attitude of Pharaoh, and the plagues that fell on Egypt, together with the
song of Moses after the crossing of the Red Sea, and the two witnesses Moses
and Aaron, have a prophetic interest, foreshadowing much that is recorded in
the book of the Revelation. One outstanding title of Egypt is 'the house of
bondage' which occurs seven times in the Law, once in Joshua and once in
Leaving these aspects of the subject, let us note what is said
prophetically of Egypt and first let us consider Psalm 68:31:
'Princes shall come out of Egypt'.
Rotherham translates this 'ambassadors' and the Hebrew word chashmannim
occurs nowhere else. The LXX renders this word presbeis, and in the absence
of anything more definite, 'ambassadors' seems to be the intention here.
While we may not subscribe to some of the opinions of Moffatt, we must
recognize his mastery of the languages of the Bible, and submit to the reader
his translation of Psalm 68:29 -31:
'From Thy temple high above Jerusalem,