The Israel-Gaza War is certainly an inspiration of bad Bible teaching from those who try to connect the dots of current events into Bible prophesies that may or may not be about the endtimes. Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel has also done the same. And it is a good case study on bad interpretation.
NOW - Netanyahu: "We are the people of the light, they are the people of darkness... we shall realize the prophecy of Isaiah." pic.twitter.com/ge1mlE7iez— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) October 25, 2023
Netanyahu claims, “We are the people of the light, they are the people of darkness… we shall realize the prophecy of Isaiah.”
This is in reference to Isaiah 60:18 which reads in the NASB1995:
Violence will not be heard again in your land,
Nor devastation or destruction within your borders;
But you will call your walls salvation, and your gates praise.
Netanyahu, like many Americans interprets this passage to be about modern day Israel. The only problem is that this passage is about Christ and His return. Netanyahu reads Modern Day Israel into the text of Isaiah 60 which is also how Talmudic Jews cope with Isaiah 53, a preceding prophesy of Christ’s suffering on the cross. Is it a coincidence that the same hermeneutic gets both texts wrong? Yet many Americans persist in replacing a text about Christ with Modern Israel anyway.