The Jewish nation will be reborn in a single day (Isaiah 66:5-8):
"Hear the word of the LORD.... Hark, an uproar from the city! A voice from the temple! The voice of the LORD, rendering recompense to his enemies! Before she was in labor she gave birth; before her pain came upon her she was delivered of a son. Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall a land be born in one day? Shall a nation be brought forth in one moment? For as soon as Zion was in labor she brought forth her sons."
This was quite literally fulfilled when on May 14, 1948, the modern State of Israel was born in a single day following the passage of UN Resolution 181 partitioning "Palestine" into the Arab State of Jordan and the Jewish State of Israel.
Never mind sloppy theology permeating this article, I just thought it was interesting that at the same time I saw this thread, I had this image open in another window:
"Jewish state" was crossed out and changed to "State of Israel". Of course it's a Jewish state, but I've always been intrigued by the particular change. That is, a home was created for the House of Judah, but the House of Israel was (is) MIA. Yet the new home is named Israel, with a deemphasis on the term "Jewish". Thus, the *whole* state of Israel was born before the labor of his (the house of Israel's) return.
Furthermore, the page does not have a title, nor a formal structure such as "To:", "From:", "Re:", "Date:". It's just a proclamation of being, with a signature of approval, and a time at the end that is separated from the date. It looks more like a chapter and verse reference.
Hosea 6:11 Also, O Judah, he hath set an harvest for thee, when I returned the captivity of my people.
6.11. Also, O Judah, he has set a harvest for you; When I would have returned the captivity of my people:
Not to mention that the statement is the first recognition of Israel from the chief of nations, the United States, made by a President named TRUman.
Before she labored she gave birth. Can the irony get any thicker?
6 For there shall be a day, that the watchmen upon the mount Ephraim shall cry, Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion unto the LORD our God.
7 For thus saith the LORD; Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations: publish ye, praise ye, and say, O LORD, save thy people, the remnant of Israel.
8 Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the coasts of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travaileth with child together: a great company shall return thither.
9 They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.
How interesting. Definitely more than a document. A proclamation that would change the world from that moment on.
But only the second mention of "Jewish State" is crossed out. The first mention of "Jewish state" is left intact in the declaration. Thus Harry Truman is equating the two [a Jewish state = State of Israel] into his single declaration. Am I right or wrong??? And the "State of Israel" does sound better.