burden [massa'] upon Arabia [`Arab]. In the
forest [ya`ar] in Arabia [`Arab] shall ye lodge [luwn], O ye
travelling companies ['orachah] of Dedanim [Dadaniym]. KJV-Interlinear
13 The oracle about Arabia. In the thickets of Arabia you must
spend the night, O caravans of Dedanites. NASB
The overall subject of the book of Isaiah is, condemnation and salvation. Isaiah comes with a very comprehensive description, of prophecies, regarding the final days of history. And if you have not yet figured out why there will be final days of history, it is because most people, and especially that last couple of generations, are just as negative as possible toward Bible doctrine.
The lack of truth in society will be a catalyst for the self-destruction of the world. People in effect, bring on their own demise. And it is all due to an increasing level of indifference toward learning truth. You might want to re-familiar yourself with the parable of the seed in the weeds, rocks, on the path and so forth. That is where society is heading, and heading there on its own accord.
And hence the third prophecy in this series, will take us to the end of this chapter.
Concerning Arabia, is a play upon words, making it sound like ‘in the evening,’ or as the night approaches.
The place is the wasteland and the remoteness of Arabia.
The caravans of Dedan, are the merchants who leave the normal path and set up camp in the remote out of the way places of the desert. Presumably to sit out the problems of the world, but they will soon find out that the problems of the world will surround them and consume them.
This is commerce, in the normal sense leaving the normal practices of industry, and eeking out an existence in the harsh wastelands of a failed society and a failed economy.
This is where the economies of the world are going to end up, despite all of the plans and laws and regulations of human governments. In fact, it will be those very public policies that attempt to control the economics of the world, that will drive the entire world economy into the dust. And along with that disaster, every human being will suffer as a result.
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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