An Ask Dr. Brown Video (I minute, 4 seconds); By Dr. Michael L. Brown; Dr. Brown “holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University and has served as a visiting or adjunct professor at Southern Evangelical Seminary, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary (Charlotte), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Fuller Theological Seminary, Denver Theological Seminary, the King’s Seminary, and Regent University School of Divinity, and he has contributed numerous articles to scholarly publications, including the Oxford Dictionary of Jewish Religion and the Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament. He is the author of more than 30 books.” ¹
Deuteronomy 28:64 And the LORD shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other;
“A Nation Scattered and Regathered”
“In this riveting episode of ISRAEL: The Prophetic Connection, Rev. Dr. John Tweedie takes viewers through Israel and the Bible to discover prophecies concerning the scattering of the Jewish people from their homeland and their miraculous regathering in modern times.” ◊ More about Dr. Tweedie.
1888: “There is a difference of opinion among the statisticians, concerning the figures of the entire Jewish population on the globe, but the Hebrew Annual declares that France contains 600,000; Germany, 562,000, of whom 39,000 inhabit Alsace and Lorraine; Austria-Hungary, 1,644,000, of whom 688,000 are in Galicia and 638,000 in Hungary; Italy, 40,000; Netherlands, 82,000; Romania, 265,000; Russia, 2,552,000 (Russian Poland, 768,000); Turkey, 105,000; Belgium 3,000, Bulgaria, 10,000; Switzerland, 7,000; Denmark, 4,000; Spain, 1,800; Gibraltar, 1,500; Greece, 3,000; Servia, 3,500; Sweden, 3,000. In Asia there are 300,000 of the race.
Turkey in Asia has 195,000, of whom 25,000 are in Palestine, 47,000 are in Russian Asia, 18,000 in Persia,14,000 in Central Asia, 19,000 in India, and 1,000 in China. In Africa, 8,000 Jews live in Egypt, 55,000 in Tunisia, 35,000 in Algeria, 60,000 in Morocco, 5,000 in Tripoli, and 200,000 in Abyssinia. America counts 230,000 among her citizens and 20,000 more are distributed in other sections of the trans-Atlantic continent; while only 12,000 are scattered through Oceania. In short, the entire total of the Hebrew race on the surface of the globe is estimated at 6,300,000.”–The Treasury; a Magazine of Religious and Current Thought, Vol. 6; 1888.
In 1888, (130 years ago) less than 1/2 percent of the total Jewish population of the world lived in Israel. 2018: “Out of the 14.3 million Jewish people of the world, 43% reside in Israel.” ¹
And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase.–Jeremiah 23:3 ♦ More verses!