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19 In that
day [yowm] shall there be an altar [mizbeach] to the LORD [Yahovah] in
the midst [tavek] of the land ['erets] of Egypt [Mitsrayim], and a
pillar [matstsebah] at ['etsel] the border [gabuwl] thereof
to the LORD [Yahovah]. KJV-Interlinear
19 In that
day there will be an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a
pillar to the Lord near its border. NASB
The question was asked about yesterday’s study, as to whether the five cities were indeed five or just a number referring to the grace of God. And that answer is, both. Five always designates some form of Gods grace, but the number five, here, is specific. If the Bible were to generalize, then the number would also be stated using terms such as, remnant or few. So there will be five actual cities.
And now for todays study. The alter is typically used in reference to an object upon which sacrifices were regularly made. But an alter is also used to designate a place of continual worship, such as in a synagogue, church, temple, a personal residence, or even within ones soul. Today we can add the internet as the place or mechanism or alter of worship.
Isaiah uses both terms, alter and pillar, within this context, and both relate to places rather than objects. Taking back to the days of the patriarchs, alters and/or pillars were set up to designate a place of worship. And as they traveled around, moving from camp site to camp site, a new alter or pillar was set up to designate a place of worship.
Egypt has a history full of pillars upon which various stories of historical events were recorded. And that is the idea here. Except the stories here, are the scriptures that are recorded in the souls of people, thus the pillars of continual worship that are set up within the borders of Egypt. Or, within Egypt, Christians worshiping Christ whether in public or more than likely, in private.
At the borders, refers to non-specific places throughout Egypt, but still within the borders of Egypt.
The Lord refers to Jesus Christ.
So, in that day, as we saw yesterday, designates the time frame of the prophecy. It is not chronological and non-specific, but refers to the general period of time. And in this prophecy of the end days of history, there are seven years in which these things could and will, occur.
The people involved will likely be scattered throughout this time period.
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