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Joel Richardson Endorses Bizarre Bible Prophecy Book

Claim: Bible makes hidden references to Allah and Arabs. God sent author a sign through his car license plate.

Joel Richardson recommends readers to look at website advertising a book by a certian Jeffrey A Manty (or “Jeff Manty”). Here it is:

Welcome to Prophecy Code II, the revised and expanded Edition, recently endorsed by Joel Richardson, author of the current Amazon.com Best Seller THE ISLAMIC ANTICHRIST and ANTICHRIST: ISLAM’S AWAITED MESSIAH.

Joel says this about Prophecy Code II, “At this vital time, when the Lord is speaking to His Church regarding the Islamic predominance of the Last Days, Jeffrey Manty has been listening. Prophecy Code II is a stirring and valuable contribution to the Church’s emerging understanding concerning the dark and glorious days that lie ahead.

Prophecy Code II by means of the Hebrew translations Alah, Arab, and the Greek Holocaust has reset the prophecy bar to new revealing heights by exposing Lucifer’s true identity as the god of Islam and the beast of the Last Days. This cutting edge book looks deeper into the Hebrew translation of the English verb ascend that made Prophecy Code’s first edition a success.

…You will learn that the key to understanding the Last Days can be found in the verb ascend used to describe Lucifer’s sin in Isaiah 14, the same verb that enabled Jesus Christ to sit at the Fathers right hand. This “key” opens the door to the identity of Antichrist and his kingdom.

In fact, EX-MUSLIM TERRORIST Walid Shoebat who co-authored a recent book called GOD’S WAR ON TERROR with Joel Richardson had a look of profound astonishment after Manty enlightened him in person to the Hebrew translation of this verb that reveals the BEAST’s identity.

…In the chapter he calls “God’s Time Clock,” Manty bolsters this theory with more cutting edge insights by breaking the coded prophecy of the number 2,300 found in Daniel 8:14, a prophecy that has stumped eschatologist for centuries. His methodology is unique and his conclusion groundbreaking. He proves that the two time lines, one consisting of 2,520 years and the other of 2,300 years, are running parallel to each other surprisingly ending on the same year.

It’s funny to see Walid Shoebat endorse this: elsewhere, Shoebat has declared that the number “666” in the Book of Revelation was actually the word “In the Name of Allah”, written in Arabic by the book’s author and misinterpreted as a number in Greek. He explicitly said that “666” could not be a coded number because that would be “Gematria”, a form of “witchcraft” which God opposes. Yet now he has apparently endorsed a coded number in another book of the Bible!

Manty believes that he has been specially chosen by God to reveal his message – among the signs God sent him is that his car license plate includes the number 918, and when he visited a mosque he saw verse 9:18 of the Koran hanging on a wall:

The Mosque of Allah shall be visited… by such as believe in Allah and the Last Days…. It is they who are expected to be on true guidance.

Also, at the same event at the mosque he met Keith Ellison:

I also unknowingly shook the hand of an elected official who just so happens to be the first Muslim congressman.

Well, who can argue with any of that? 

Some excerpts from the book appear on his website; he cross-references all kinds of Biblical verses in a way that is difficult to follow, but the big point seems to be that the Hebrew verb for “ascend” is “alah”, and this is the sin of Lucifer (according to Isaiah, he wanted to “ascend” to the heavens); therefore Lucifer is Allah. One summary of Manty’s theory which another author provides tells us that:

The Jewish Menorah has four sets of double branches, four on the left and four on the right of a central tree. In this theory each set of branches from left to right on the Menorah represents a 2520 year cycle for Israel. I find that there is significant evidence that the 2520 year cycle has prophetic applications in regard to Israel. The following four timelines in this theory span the date of significant events in ancient Israel to significant events in a four stage restoration of modern Israel. The four 2520 year cycle periods start from the outer pair of branches of the Menorah and progress to the inner most pair that ends when Israel accepts her Messiah at His second coming. All time cycles use the lunar year of 360 days (common in prophetic biblical dating).

Using Daniel, Manty thus parallels the fall of Judah 587 BCE to the First Zionist Gongress in 1897; the decree of Cyrus in 536 BCE with the establishment of modern Israel in 1948; the foundation of the Second temple in 517BCE with the Six-Day War in 1967; and the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem in 444BCE with the return of Jesus in…2039. This belongs to a long tradition of Dispensationalist pseudo-scholarship on the Bible, and he repeatedly commends the work of E.W. Bullinger, a nineteenth-century Anglican clergyman whose eccentric opinions became known as “Bullingerism”.

Further details appear in a comment the author left at a blog:

I can prove that the coming Mahdi will declare himself Allah at the abomination of desolation.

In 2 Thessalonians it says that “the man of lawlessness will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God and worshiped”.

In other words, he will declare himself God, but what god? And of what religion?

In Daniel 2 we have the prophecy of king Nebuchadnezzer’s vision called the “Great image”. This image consisted of five future kingdoms that would rule over Israel, beginning with Nebuchadnezzer’s Babylon.

The fifth and last kingdom, would be a kingdom that would rule in the last days, the Bible says that this kingdom would be one of both mire and metal or “iron mixed with clay”, the key word being mixed.

I believe it’s not a coincidence that this verb mixed occurs only three times throughout the bible and all three occurrence are found in Daniel 2: 40-43.

So by knowing the Aramaic and Hebrew meaning of this verb, we can understanding what form of governments the iron and clay depict, and we can know the identity of this last days religion.

What is the translation of this verb mixed? It is the word “Arab.”

Now here’s the kicker! We know that any religion outside of Christianity is a religion built by Lucifer in the spirit of antichrist. Right?

Now in Isaiah 14: 13-14 (a prophecy about Lucifer’s fall) it says:

‘You (Lucifer) said in your heart’ “I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God… I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.”

The Hebrew word for “ascend”, as in “I will ascend to heaven… I will make myself like the Most High”. Is the word Allah.

Certainly, the Aramaic for “mixed” can be translitered as “‘arab”, although probably sounding a bit more like “harav” than our word “Arab” (see here). However, the verb can’t be “translated” as “Arab”, and once again – a common characteristic of these crackpot exegeses – it makes absolutely no sense in the context of the wider text. It’s nonsense, but American Christian fundamentalists like the idea that those they are in conflict with are predicted in the Bible.

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18 Responses

  1. Joel and Walid endorsing the same book? That is not bizarre even if the book is.

  2. Being ‘chosen by god’ seems to be a very characteristic and common delusional fantasy amongst the crackpots out there!

  3. The Aramaic verb arav in these verses in Daniel is not just confined to Daniel. The Hebrew root means to mix, and is commonly used to mean that. For instance the common meal “meurav yerushalmi” is “Jerusalem mix”. The same root gives rise to erev (=evening) which is day and light mixed up (twilight), and also to maarav (=east) because the sun sets in the east in the evening, hence also arav (=Arab) because Arabs traditionally came from the East. But other than a dubious word play, there is no connection with Arabs in the prophecy of Daniel. That interpretation was dreamed up by Jesuits to counteract Reformation claims that Daniel’s prophecies condemns the spiritual state of the Babylonian religion which was translated into the Catholic church (read The Two Babylons).

  4. Inside Richard Bartholomew’s mind:

    Hmmm… Qaddafi claims swine flu manufactured by the US. Iran test fires missiles capable of reaching Israel or Europe. Terrorist plot uncovered in US. Joel Richardson encourages his readers to read a book. Given my priorities, which one is worth devoting a couple of hours of my time to blog about? Joel Richardson, definitely!

    Thanks Richard. You’re my favorite frenemy, hands down.

    Bless you, Joel

    Aramaic Scholar:

    Re: Hislop’s The Two Babylons: one of the worst examples of gutter scholarship immaginable. Consider instead Reverend Ralph Woodrow’s Babylon Connection? for a thorough expose of Hislop’s fraud.

  5. Joel,

    What a dull internet it would be if everyone blogged on the most important story of the day.

  6. Bill,

    Agreed. (Likewise if everyone read the same books, what a dull world it would be.)

    But honestly, Joel Richardson endorses a book and its a story?

    I’m concerned that if I actually ever stumble publicly, Richard’s heart may not be able to endure.

    Blessings,
    Joel

  7. Endorsing this blend of claptrap and witchcraft (the book) is by definition “stumbling publically” isn’t it? Yet our host soldiers on.

  8. in hebrew, alah means curse…..FYI

    The arabs have been enemies of Israel for thousands of years…this is nothing new, and you do not need a bible code to figure it out. all you need is a local newspaper or a TV newscast.

    alah
    http://heavenawaits.wordpress.com/the-zechariah-curse/

    I love it when people get their titles from me, but change the content.

    God’s war on terror:
    http://heavenawaits.wordpress.com/god%E2%80%99s-war-on-terror%E2%80%A6-the-200-million-man-army/

    666
    http://heavenawaits.wordpress.com/the-number-666-according-to-muslims/

  9. Read Reuben Muhammad’s rebuttal against Alan Peters’ argument on the definition of alah in this link http://alanpetersnewsbriefs.blogspot.com/2007/04/allah-origins.html:

    >>In addition, please consider the following from Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, in the section, “Hebrew and Chaldee Dictionary of the Old Testament”:

    5927: `alah (aw-law’)
    a primitive root; to ascend, intransitively (be high) or actively (mount); used in a great variety of senses, primary and secondary, literal and figurative (as follow):–arise (up), (cause to) ascend up, at once, break (the day) (up), bring (up), (cause to) burn, carry up, cast up, + shew, climb (up), (cause to, make to) come (up), cut off, dawn, depart, exalt, excel, fall, fetch up, get up, (make to) go (away, up); grow (over) increase, lay, leap, levy, lift (self) up, light, (make) up, X mention, mount up, offer, make to pay, + perfect, prefer, put (on), raise, recover, restore, (make to) rise (up), scale, set (up), shoot forth (up), (begin to) spring (up), stir up, take away (up), work.

    Such definition could arguably refer to a Self-Existent, Self-Created Being.

  10. I was using H 423 ‘alah mine is spelled Aleph, Lamed, Hey

    http://www.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm?b=Zec&c=5&v=1&t=KJV#conc/3

    http://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=H423&t=KJV

    5927 is spelled Ayin Lamed Hey but looks like it is pronounced (aw-law’)- the same way….interesting…….

  11. This whole thing smells of a curious blend of numerology, the occult and black magic.

    If that’s the path these bible-thumpers want to take, who am I to stand in their way?

    Hey, I just discovered, using ancient Aramic texts and closely guarded Greek spells that the word ‘Santa’ can be re-arranged to spell SATAN!

    OMG!!!!! OMG!!!!

  12. I just returned from joelstrumpet???

    Is that pronounced joel strumpet and does that mean he’s a female prostitute?

  13. Muslims Believe In JESUS
    (Peace be upon him)

    To know more please visit : http://islam100.wordpress.com

    We are presenting this not to placate you out of policy or diplomacy. We are only articulating what our Creator had commanded us in the Noble Qur’an (Which is translated as follows);

    “Say (O Muslim), “We believe in Allah and that which has been sent down to us and that which has been sent down to Abraham (Abraham), Isma’il (Ishmael), Ishaque (Isaac), Ya’qub (Jacob), and to Al-Asbat [the twelve sons of Ya’cub (Jacob)], and that which has been given to Musa (Moses) and ‘Iesa (Jesus), and that which has been given to the Prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and to Him we have submitted (in Islam)”. [Chapter 2: verse 136]

    As Muslims we have no choice. We had said in many words:

    ” WE BELIEVE IN ONE CREATOR, WE BELIEVE IN ALL HIS PROPHETS, WE BELIEVE, THAT JESUS (peace be upon him) WAS ONE OF THE MIGHTIEST PROPHETS OF GOD, THAT HE WAS THE MESSIAH AS WELL AS THE WORD OF GOD, THAT HE WAS BORN MIRACULOUSLY- WITHOUT ANY MALE INTERVENTION (which many modern-day Christians do not believe today) , THAT HE GAVE LIFE TO THE DEAD BY GOD’S PERMISSION, AND THAT HE HEALED THOSE BORN BLIND AND THE LEPERS BY GOD’S PERMISSION.”

    Islam respects all religions. Nevertheless, Muslims consider the view of Christendom to be a misguided one. The Noble Qur’an highlights the important aspects of Jesus (Peace Be Upon Him) mother, his birth, his mission and his ascension to heaven.
    VIRGIN MARY:
    Story of Jesus (Peace Be Upon Him) in the Noble Qur’an starts with the conception of his mother, Mary, when the wife of Imran, Mary’s mother, vowed to dedicate her child to the service of God in the temple. This is mentioned in the following verses (Which is translated as follows);

    “(Remember) when the wife of ‘Imran said: “O my Lord! I have vowed to You what (the child that) is in my womb to be dedicated for Your services (free from all worldly work; to serve Your place of worship), so accept this, from me. Verily, You are the All-Hearer, the All-Knowing” “Then when she delivered her child [Maryam (Mary)], she said: “O my Lord! I have delivered a female child,” — and Allah knew better what she delivered, — “And the male is not like the female, and I have named her Maryam (Mary), and I seek refuge with You (Allah) for her and for her offspring from Shaitan (Satan), the outcast.” “So her Lord (Allah) accepted her with goodly acceptance, He made her grow in a good manner and put her under the care of Zakariya (Zachariya). Every time he entered Al-Mihrab (a praying place or private room) to (visit) her, he found her supplied with sustenance. He said: “O Maryam (Mary)! from where have you got this?” She said “This is from Allah” Verily, Allah provides sustenance to whom He wills, without limit” [Chapter 3: verses 35-37]

  14. Muslims believe that Jesus was not divine, was not crucified, was in fact a Muslim, somehow predicted the coming of Muhammad, was taken up to heaven, and will come down to serve the mahdi, persecute Christians and Jews, and kill those who do not convert. According to mainstream Islam, all of us silly Christians have it all wrong. Whoops!

    A far cry from believing in the same Jesus Christ as Christians.

    • are you stupid? you are mocking the above information , ok, it is your right, but at leaaast don’t put your ignorance, it’s disgusting. Logically, Mathematically scientifically thologically and most importantly, historically, muslims cannot believe Jesus was a muslim( nor do they do so)!

  15. To learn more about the significance of the number 2,520 read the writings of Dr. Stephen Jones at http://www.Gods-kingdom.org.

    Also, the small booklet THE ABRAHAMIC COVENANT by Raymond Capt also has some fascinating information related to the Lost Tribes and Great Britain and the United States. Order this from http://www.artisanpublishers.com

    • Thank You Dean Cozzens. You info might actually help me.

      Can anyone tell me why the picture of the minorah has 4 branches on either side?
      The Bible destinctly instructs 3 branches on each side… I know the Hannukah Minorah has 4 branches on both sides, but the Hannukah Minorah is nowhere important except in the home …. and the traditional Yemenite Hannukah lights were from stone ….

  16. “The Jewish Menorah has four sets of double branches, four on the left and four on the right of a central tree. In this theory each set of branches from left to right on the Menorah represents a 2520 year cycle for Israel. I find that there is significant evidence that the 2520 year cycle has prophetic applications in regard to Israel.”

    I love how these people seem more obsessed with the history of Israel than with that of the Church. These people either ignore the existence of historic Christian churches (EO, Rome, Oriental, etc.) or else view them as enemies and “false religious systems”, ignoring the fact that if it wasn’t for the Church we wouldn’t have the Biblical canon (at least not that of the New Testament).

    It’s a new religion, that’s what it is. Churchless Christianity. Or maybe we should call it Biblianity. It certainly isn’t the same faith held by those who bore the name Christian for most of history.

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