(Billy Hallowell) Is the world also about to see biblical prophecy come to fruition in Syria? Among others, Joel Rosenberg has questioned whether events inside the war-torn country in recent years are also related to prophecy, especially in light of what’s found in Old Testament Scriptures like Isaiah 17 and Jeremiah 49.

“We’re watching Damascus unravel … is that the prelude to the completion of those prophesies?” he rhetorically asked. “We don’t know, but Damascus is the oldest continuously inhabited city on the planet … so the fact that it is coming apart is quite extraordinary.”

Following Russia’s air strikes targeting rebels in Syria in October 2015, questions began reemerging in evangelical circles about whether events surrounding the country’s ongoing civil war, which began in 2011, were tied in any way to biblical prophecy. READ MORE