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Prophecies fulfilled of Worldwide
Empires and Nations

(Remember, years count backwards, so that 700 BC was 91 years before 609 BC)

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PROPHECY AND YEAR
  ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA
     
ASSYRIAN/NINEVAH EMPIRE (MAP)

630 BC - "He will stretch out his hand against the
north and destroy Assyria, leaving Nineveh utterly
desolate and dry as the desert."  (Zephaniah 2:13-15)
  FULFILLED:

609 BC - "Thus after the fall of Nineveh in 612, the
fall of Harran in 610 and Ashur-urballit's attempt
at reconquering the latter in 609, Assyria ceased
to exist.  (Vol. II, pg. 967)
     
AMMONNITE NATION (MAP)

760-750 - "For three sins of Ammon, even for four, I
will not turn back my wrath.  Because he ripped
open the pregnant women of Gilead in order to
extend his borders, I will set fire to the walls of
Rabbah that will consume her fortresses amid war
cries on the day of battle, amid violent winds on a
stormy day. Her king will go into exile and his
officials together."  (Amos 1:13-15)

626-586 - "The days are coming when I will sound
the battle cry against Rabbah of the Ammonites; it
will become a mound of ruins....Yes afterward I will
restore the fortunes of the Ammonites.  (Jeremiah
49:2,6)
  FULFILLED:

165-163 BC - "Their chief city, Rabbath Ammon
(later Philadelphia, the modern Amman, capital of
the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan)....their
civilization flourished from the 13th to the 6th
century BC....continued until the fall of the
Assyrian empire in 612 BC....Little is known of the
history of Jordan under the Neo-Babylonians and
Persians....It was not until the Hellenistic
rule...that the country prospered, trade increased
and new towns were built."  (Vol. I, pg. 799, Vol.
13, pg. 82)
     
BABYLONIAN EMPIRE (MAP)

700-681 BC - "Isaiah...saw during the reigns of
Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of
Judah....An oracle concerning Babylon....She will
never be inhabited or lived in through all
generations....Hyenas will howl in her strongholds,
jackals in her luxurious palaces....Go down, sit in the
dust, Virgin Daughter of Babylon....Both of these will
overtake you in a moment, on a single day."  (Isaiah
1:1; 13:1,20,22; 47:1,9)

626-586 BC - "What a horror Babylon will be among
the nations!  The sea will rise over Babylon; its
roaring waves will cover her.  Her towns will be
desolate, a dry and desert land where no one lives,
through which no man travels.  This is the message
Jeremiah gave...in the fourth year of his [Zedekiah's]
reign."  (Jeremiah 51:41-44, 59)
  FULFILLED:

539 BC - "After a short war Babylon was taken
without fighting in 539....This is the end of the
history of Babylonia."  (Vol. II, pg. 967-968)
     
EDOMITE NATION (MAP)

626-586 BC - "The terror you inspire...you who live in
the clefts of the rocks, who occupy the heights of the
hill....Edom will become an object of horror; all who
pass by will be appalled and will scoff because of all
its wounds....so no one will live there; no man will
dwell in it."  (Jeremiah 49:16,17)

593-571 - "I will make you desolate forever, your
towns will not be inhabited....I will treat you in
accordance with the anger and jealousy you showed
in your hatred of them and I will make myself known
among them when I judge you."  (Ezekiel 35:9,11)
  FULFILLED:

525 BC - "The heyday of the Edomite kingdom
extended from the 13th to the 8th centuries BC,
although it continued to exist several centuries
longer....Following its recovery (734 BC) of Elath,
Edom, like Judah, experienced a progressive
decline....during the first part of the rise of the
Persians to power...resulted in the weakening
and destruction of the Edomite state."  (Vol. 7, pg.
981)
     
EGYPTIAN KINGDOM (MAP)

593-571 BC - "The land of Egypt a ruin and a
desolate waste from Migdol to Aswan [400 miles S. of
Cairo] as far as the border of Cush [Africa].  No foot
of man or animal will pass through it; no one will live
there for forty years....At the end of forty years I will
gather the Egyptians from the nations where they
were scattered.  I will bring them back from captivity
and return them to Upper Egypt, the land of their
ancestry.  There they will be a lowly kingdom....and
will never again exalt itself above the other nations.  
(Ezekiel 29:10-11)
  FULFILLED:

562 - "Nebuchadrezzar III....reigned from 605 to
562.  In 605, as crown prince, he defeated the
Egyptians under Necho II at
Carchemish....Nebuchadrezzar died in Aug. or
Sept. 562 [43 years later]."  (Vol. 16, pg. 156)
     
GRECIAN EMPIRE (MAP)

c. 550 BC - "In the third year of King Belshazzar's
reign, I Daniel, had a vision....a goat with a prominent
horn between his eyes came from the west, crossing
the whole earth without touching the ground....I saw
him attack the ram furiously, striking the ram and
shattering his two horns....The goat became very
great....The two horned ram that you saw represents
the kings of Media and Persia.  The shaggy goat is
the king of Greece, and the large horn between his
eyes is the first king.  The four horns that replaced
the one that was broken off represent four kingdoms
that will emerge from his nation but will not have the
same power."  (Daniel 8:1,5-7, 20-21)
  FULFILLED:  

320 BC - "By the rebellion of Cyrus II, king of
Persia....the Medes were made subject to the
Persians.  In the new empire they retained a
prominent position; in honour and war they
stood next to the Persians....and many noble
Medes were employed as officials....The Greek
world was exhausted and leaderless in 354 BC
when a new power was growing in the
north....Alexander III, called the Great (356-323),
king of Macedonia....at an assembly of the Greek
League at Corinth was appointed
generalissimo....From his accession Alexander
had set his mind on the Persian expedition....on
June 13, 323, he died in his 33rd year; he had
reigned for twelve years and eight months....No
heir had been appointed to the throne....The
empire could hardly survivie Alexander's death
as a unit....The provinces became independent
kingdoms and the generals...took the title of
kings."  (Vol. I, pg. 571-575, Vol. 15, pg. 68)
     
JUDAH (MAP)

626-586 BC - "I will summon all the peoples of the
north and my servant Nebuchadnezzar king of
Babylon...and I will bring them against this land and
its inhabitants and against all the surrounding
nations.  I will completely destroy them....this whole
country will become a desolate wasteland, and these
nations will serve the king of Babylon seventy
years."  (Jeremiah 25:9,11)

700-681 BC - "Of Cyrus, he is my shepherd and will
accomplish all that I please; he will say of Jerusalem,
'Let it be rebuilt,' and of the temple, 'Let its
foundations be laid.'  This is what the Lord says to
his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I take hold
of, to subdue nations before him and to strip kings of
their armor....I summon you by name [before born]
and bestow on you a title of honor though you do
not acknowledge me."
  FULFILLED:

605-535 BC - "Nebuchadrezzar III....reigned from
605 to 562 BC.  In 605 BC, as crown prince, he
defeated the Egyptians....and won all Syria and
Palestine... Nebuchadrezzar died in Aug. or Sept.
562....Cyrus...in 538 BC [67 years later] authorized
the return to Palestine of the Jews deported by
Nebuchadrezzar and made arrangements for the
rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem."  (Vol. 16,
pg. 156, Vol. VI, pg. 960)
     
MEDIAN AND PERSIAN EMPIRE (MAP)

C. 535 BC - "In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia,
a revelation was given to Daniel....it concerned a
great war....Three more kings will appear in Persia
[Cyrus II, Cambyses, Smerdis/Guamata, Darius I ~
named before birth or rise to power] and then a
fourth [Xerxes], who will be far richer than all the
others.  when he has gained power by his wealth, he
will stir up everyone against the kingdom of Greece.  
Then a mighty king [Alexander the Great] will appear
who will rule with great power and do as he pleases.  
After he has appeared, his empire will be broken up
and parceled out toward the four winds of heaven."
(Daniel 10:1; 11:2-12)
  FULFILLED:

354 BC - "In 514-513 Darius I led the forces of the
Persian empire across the Bosporus into
Europe...conquered some Greek islands....A
strong Persian expeditionary force sailed acrosss
the Aegean in 490 BC....In the spring of 580 BC,
Xerxes entered Europe with a vast army,
supported by a large fleet....The coalition won a
series of successes against the Persians in
Europe and Asia which culminated in an attack
on a Persian army and a navy...about  466....
defeated the Persian army....Alexander [the Great
of Greece] regarded himself as the legitimate
head of the Persian empire and therefore adopted
the dress and ceremonial of the Persian
kings....At this critical juncture Alexander died in
Babylon in June 323 BC."  (Vol. 10, pg. 796-799,
Vol. 17, pg. 656)