Jewish Restoration in Prophecy

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From Thomas Newton's Dissertations on the Prophecies, 1835:

"Here are instance of prophecies, prophecies delivered above three thousand years ago, and yet as we see fulfilling in the world at this very time: and what stronger proofs can we desire of the divine legation of Moses? How these instances may affect others, I know not: but for myself I must acknowledge, they not only convince, but amaze and astonish me beyond expression. They are truly, as Moses foretold they would be, 'for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed for ever.' (vr. 45, 46) 'Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenest not unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee.'" [Page 94]

But the prophet [Isaiah] farther intimates, that this great revolution, effected by a few incompetent persons, and effected too in a short compass of time. 'A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the Lord will hasten it in his time (Isaiah 60:22). Our Savior's commission to his apostles was 'Go, teach all nations:' and who were the persons to who this commission was given? those who were best qualified and able to carry it into execution? The rich, the wise, the mighty of this world? No, they were chiefly a few poor fishermen, of low parentage and education, of no learning or eloquence, of no policy or address or no repute or authority, despised as Jews by the rest of mankind, and as the meanest and worst of Jews by the Jews themselves." [Page 112]

"But neither the prophecies concerning the Gentiles, nor those concerning the Jews, have yet received their full and entire completion. Our Saviour hath not yet had 'the uttermost parts of the earth for his possession,' (Psalms 2:8), 'All the ends of the world have not yet turned unto the Lord,' (22:27), 'All peoples, nations, and languages, have not yet served him,' (Daniel 7:14) These things have hitherto been only partially, but they will even literally be fulfilled. Neither are the Jews yet made 'an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations,' (Isaiah lx:15) The time is not yet come, when 'violence shall no more be heard in the land, wasting nor destruction within their borders,' (verse 18). God's promises to them are not yet made good in their full extent. 'Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land. And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, even they and their children, and their children's children for ever, and my servant David shall be their prince for ever.' (Ezekiel 37:21,25) 'Then shall they know that I am the Lord their God who caused them to be led into captivity among the heathen; but I have gathered them unto their own land, and have left none of them anymore there. Neither will I hide my face any more from them, for I have poured out of my spirit upon the House of Israel, saith the Lord God,' (39:28,29) However, what hath already been accomplished is a sufficient pledge and earnest of what is yet to come: and we have all imaginable reason to believe, since so many of these prophecies are fulfilled, that the remaining prophecies will be fulfilled also; that there will be yet a greater harvest of the nations, and yet unconverted parts of the earth will be enlightened with the knowledge of the Lord; that the Jews will in God's good time be converted to Christianity, and upon their conversion be restored to their native city and country: and especially since the state of affairs is such that they may return without much difficulty, having no dominion, no settled country, or fixed property to detain them much anywhere." [Page 113]

Steve Gregg, author of Revelation, Four Views: A Parallel Commentary, 1997,points out, in his section on Revelation 19:1-10 from the historicist point of view, that the word 'Alleluia' is repeated four times in the first six verses of Revelation 19, and that it is a Hebrew word, "suggesting to [E.B.]Elliott, Vitringa, Daubuz, and others, that the Jews are to have a prominent part in this song." (Gregg 440) Elliott writes that "the Jews will probably just at, or after this catastrophe [of the fall of papal system of Rome], be converted and join, and perhaps take the lead in, the earthly Church's song of praise on the occasion." (Gregg 440)