Desecration of Ezekiels Tomb Prompts Little
by Paul L. Williams, Ph.D.
We feel strongly this is a prophetic
event. Where the words of the Rabbi’s
have been removed from the tomb of Ezekiel and a Mosque is being built there to
prevent the rabbi’s from placing their defiling words again upon that tomb. Let us remind you that Ezekiel was a prophet
that bridged the gap between the fall of Judea and Jerusalem
and the captivity in Babylon. The prophet that was the next to come forth
from the hand of God was Daniel – The prophet of the captivity and the prophet
to whom God revealed the secrets of the end time to that were to be sealed up
unto the very hour we live in.
In the Talmud Babylon/Iraq is
declared by the Rabbi’s to be holier ground than Israel
and Jerusalem. This arrogant perverse and evil declaration would
seem to include the ground upon which the temple formerly stood. Was it not a sign against the words of the
Rabbi’s of the Talmud when the Rock Dome Mosque was built upon the temple mount
forever not allowing these same evil and corrupt Rabbi’s in the last days to
reconstruct the temple upon that holy and sacred ground.
declares: God taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
If there has ever been a day that
the words of the Talmud are revealed as fables and lies with their sole purpose
to lift up and exalt the Pharisees/Rabbi’s above the office of priest and high
priest, above the temple and the alter, above the prophets of God, above the
written Word of God, and even above God Himself, this is that day and hour.
The Iraqi government plans to convert the Tomb of
the Prophet Ezekiel, one of the most sacred sites for Christians and Jews, into
a massive new mosque.
What’s more, the Iraqis intend to erase all Jewish
markings from the tomb so that no indication of its historic significance will
remain for future generations.
The plan to transform the ancient burial site into
a mosque was reported this week by Ur News, the Iraqi news agency, and Shelomo
Alfassa, Director of Justice for Jews from Arab Countries.
Mr. Alfassa says that Iraq’s
Antiquities and Heritage Authority “has been pressured by Islamists to
historically cleanse all evidence of a Jewish connection to Iraq - a land where Jews had lived
for over a thousand years before the advent of Islam.”
desecration of the tomb, Mr. Alfassa adds, is taking place under “the pretext
of restoring the site.”
confirmation comes from Professor Shmuel Moreh, Israel Prize Laureate in Arabic
Literature and Professor Emeritus at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, who says
that he is aware that the Hebrew inscriptions have been erased and that the
plans for the new mosque are well underway.
The ancient burial site of Ezekiel is
located in Al-Kifl, a small town south of Baghdad.
Ezekiel, whose prophecies included the Valley
of the Dry Bones and the return of the Jews to Israel, lived in the sixth
century B.C., having
accompanied the exiled Judeans to Babylon.
the centuries, thousands of pilgrims visited the site of his tomb annually
before Iraqi Jewry came to an abrupt end in 1979 with the rise of the Islamic
Revolution. Though well over 100,000 Jews lived in Iraq, this number has been
decimated to no more than eight, Professor Moreh said. “There are others,” he
added, “but they barely know that they are Jews; in many cases, their parents
did not tell them.”
the remaining Christians are killed or forced into exile. Over the holiday
season, increased attacks by Islamists have taken place on churches and
convents and a dozen Iraqi Christians have been put to death.
violence, according to Monsignor Louis Sako, Archbishop of Kirkuk, is part of a
project of “ethnic cleansing” against the Iraqi Christians that is taking place
with the covert blessing of the Iraqi government.
to local sources, nearly 2,000 Christians have been killed in Iraq since 2003,
the year of the fall of Saddam Hussein; thousands more have been driven into
Iraq – the Biblical Mesopotamia -is almost
as rich in Jewish history as the Land
of Israel. It is the land
where Abraham discovered monotheism, and where the prophets Ezra, Nehemiah,
Nahum, Jonah and Daniel, along with Ezekiel, are also buried.
plans for the mosque over the bones of the prophet have met with scant media
attention and little outcry from Jewish and Christian communities.