Egypt And Assyria

Q. In Isaiah 19:23-25 it talks of Egypt, Assyria, and Israel worshiping together. In Isaiah 19:25, God says “Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria my handiwork, and Israel my inheritance.” I understand Israel being God’s inheritance, but what about Egypt and Assyria? I am half Assyrian so I am very interested in what all this means.

A. This passage lets us see how different things will be in the Millennium. Before Babylon conquered both of them in 606 BC, Egypt and Assyria had been enemies. But in the future they’ll be friends, linked together by their common love for the Lord as well as the highway that will run between the two. This highway is also mentioned in Isaiah 11:16. Some scholars believe the altar and monument to the Lord spoken of as being in Egypt (Isaiah 19:19-20) is the Great Pyramid of Giza.

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