By Walid Shoebat
Note: We have received several requests asking about what the latest developments in Syria might mean from a Biblical perspective. So, here are some of my thoughts.
We can sense the beginning signs for the fulfillment of Isaiah 17’s destruction of Damascus when we witness the embryo forming with the influx of refugees from Syria to Jordan as predicted by the prophet Amos:
“I will break also the bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant from the plain of Aven, and him that holdeth the sceptre from the house of Eden: and the people of Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir, saith the LORD.” (Amos 1:5)
And it is here that we find the amazing precision of Bible prophecy; Aven is Damascus today and Damascus is also literally mentioned here by name. Syrians are leaving by the droves into Jordan and precisely “unto Kir” which is Kir-Moab (Isaiah 15:1). Today that region is called Kerak (see Gesenius Lexicon).
When we review both the ancient map and the statistics of the recent influx of Syrian refugees into Jordan we find that over a half million Syrians already fled to “the borders of the land of Moab now called Kerrek.” [Karak]