Hey, a double bonus on the “Strange Maps” blog, today!
I have linked to this really fantastic blog before, and I find the little gems on display there to be entertaining and often educational. But today held a nice surprise!
The map (actually posted yesterday, apparently) is from 1730 and is entitled “Europa Polyglotta” or “Multilingual Europe”. It proposes to display the languages and alphabets of Europe at the time arranged so as to attach them to their location of use on the map and to relate their “genealogy”.
And as the blog’s author points out, in the top right hand area you will find an alphabet listed under “the Scythians, born of the Hebrews.” (Emphasis happily mine.)
As we stress in our publications, in a real and significant way the British-descended people are of the Hebrews–of the stock of ancient Israel–and understanding that is a vital key to understanding Biblical prophecy. Those who claim that the notion is a modern invention don’t have their facts straight. (Would it make much sense to claim that this “linguistic cartographer” of 1730 somehow invented something no one had heard of before?) It may not be popular ground, but it is well-tread, nonetheless, and a find like this is a refreshing reminder of that fact.
If you want to read more about the connection between Britain, America, Scythia, ancient Israel, and Bible prophecy–suggested by this map–then our free booklet is for you: The United States and Great Britain in Prophecy. It can be read online, but I greatly recommend ordering the free print version which contains some maps and graphics that are not present in the HTML version.
If Bible prophecy seems awkward to you or hard to understand (or “close but not quite”-ish), OR if you are completely new to Bible prophecy, I cannot recommend this booklet enough! The events that lie ahead are too dramatic to afford not being prepared. The booklet is free (as in really free… not free-but-with-donation-begging free, or let-us-then-call-you-constantly-about-visiting-you free. Just plain free as in Matthew 10:8 free), and you won’t believe the change it will make in how you understand the Bible and Bible prophecy.