Bible Prophecy

The King of the South

Est. date written:

Est. date fulfilled:

539 BC

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The Mamluks, or early Ottomans, were very powerful in the middle east for about 400 years. They were Sunni Turks whose founder had a vision of a crescent moon. [1]🕊️

"At this point, the prophecy is focusing on the two kingdoms that had emerged from Alexander’s former empire—the king of the north, located in the northern territory of Alexander’s former empire, and the king of the south, located in Egypt, the southern portion of his empire."[2]🕊️

"Caliph Selim III of Turkey also came against all those who were or might be allies of France, and this included Egypt itself. Egypt desired to be released from the oppressive Turks and the control of Egyptian Mameluke, preferring French rule. But they did “not escape.” The Turks were victorious against France and brought Egypt under Turkish dominion."[2]🕊️

"Under Saladin's command, the Ayyubid army defeated the Crusaders at the decisive Battle of Hattin in 1187, and thereafter wrested control of Palestine—including the city of Jerusalem—from the Crusaders, who had conquered the area 88 years earlier. Although the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem continued to exist until the late 13th century, its defeat at Hattin marked a turning point in its conflict with the Muslim powers of the region." [3]

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