About Jesus Steve Sweetman
Prophecy Against Moab
(ch. 15;1 – 16 14)
Ruth, of the Old
Testament book of Ruth named from her, was a Moabite woman.
One very important woman in history, especially because she was
in the lineage of Jesus, was a Moabite gentile.
Again, in verse 1 we have
the word "oracle' in the NIV. The
KJV rightly uses the word "burden".
"Burden" better reflects the contextual meaning here.
What Isaiah would say about Moab
is burdensome to say. It's
also burdensome for Moab
In Jeremiah 48, Jeremiah,
some 100 years later prophesies against Moab
The judgment we see
here was fulfilled when
I will not comment on
every verse in this chapter.
In verse 2 when it speaks
of "every head shaved and every beard cut off", this is in
reference to the men of Moab
being totally disgraced. To
shave in that culture was a sign of disgrace.
Nebo, in verse 2, is both
a town and a mountain. The
mountain is where Moses viewed the promised land but was not permitted
Zoar, in verse 5, was one
of the towns slaved when God destroyed
Verse 6 shows how
devastating God's judgment was on Moab. The entire area became a
wasteland. Even to this very
day, much of the land in