Ezekiel 31

Ezekiel 31

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Assyrian troops defeating Egyptians

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Jehu bows to Shalmanezer III of Assyria

This parable concerning the fall of Assyria, portrayed as a goodly cedar tree, was to confirm that a similar fate awaited Pharaoh and Egypt.

The same sword, namely that of the Chaldeans, would lead to their overthrow. Whereas not a trace of the Assyrian empire would remain Egypt would not be annihilated but reduced to a base kingdom.

The pride of Assyria, clearly displayed in the blasphemy of Sennacherib to Hezekiah would lead to it’s destruction under the mighty hand of the King of Kings who always abases the proud and their empires. Similarly Pharaoh and Egypt would fall from greatness.

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Assyrian empire at its Zenith. It lasted from 1250-605BC.

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