It’s being called Snow-pocalypse here in the nation’s capital. And some biblical prophecy watchers think the name may be apt. It’s not so much that it signals the end of the world or will create such havoc for central Atlantic states that residents think it is doomsday. But many see megastorm Jonas as a kind of signal from God, part of a long-standing pattern of corrections from the Creator of the universe for the U.S. whenever it seeks to divide the land of Israel or hurt the nation the Bible says is “the apple of His eye.”

With Jonas set to dump as much of three feet of snow on the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area over the weekend, Bill Koenig, author of the 2004 book, “Eye to Eye: Facing the Consequences of Dividing Israel,” sees biblical significance in both the name of the blizzard and the timing. “The name Jonas means ‘gift of God,’” Koenig points out. He sees an extremely strained relationship between Israel and Barack Obama’s administration as relevant to the timing and magnitude of the storm. FULL REPORT