Sunday, June 20, 2010

Nevu'at Hayeled and Our Times

The Nevu'at Hayeled is a cryptic prophetic poem written by a child born in the 5th century C.E., during the time of the Savora'im. I'm not going to go into the whole story, but you can see the entire poem, along with the story behind it and other interesting information in Hebrew here by

A few years back, some were saying that part of the poem had to do with the Statue of Liberty, which resembles the fallen Colossus of Rhodes. You can see the video about this here (the third video on the page).

Recently, a statue depicting the deity of another religion was struck by lightning and destroyed. Some want to say that this is what was meant by the Nevu'at Hayeled. Let's look at what it says:

צולמא דרודוס (נ"א דרודם),
כד אתיהב לגרוס,
קריב אגרוס,
רומי למהרוס.

The thing going for it is that it's called צולמא, which means a tzelem - Avoda Zara - which the Statue of Liberty isn't necessarily, whereas this statue is.

The author in the forum wants to say that רודוס is really the English "Roads", and since Dayton, Ohio is the place where two major highway cross - I70 and I75 - it fits. דרודם, which is the variant text, can mean "of their road".

However, I'm not a big fan of using non-proper-noun English words as explanations of Hebrew words.

Nevertheless, perhaps רודוס means 2 רודים (i.e. 2 rulers) and the real name of this statue might resemble this idea. This works well with the variant text being רודם, which possibly should be רודים.

Anyways, here's another part of the Nevu'at Hayeled that I found very interesting:

סליקין מלכייא,
בחוקין פרסייא ותורכייא,
אתיין בחזקה ושבין טורכייא.

I'm not sure how to translate this. The best I could come up with is this:

Kings would go up
With the laws of the Persians and the Turks.
They will come by force
And the Turks will be captured.

If someone has a better translation, please let me know.

But however you translate it, we see a connection between the Turks and the Persians. We now see that these two nations are closer than ever.

(By the way, perhaps Israel should complain to the UN that Turkey killed a civilian when fighting the Kurds just as Turkey complained about Cast Lead).


At Sun Jun 20, 12:23:00 PM 2010, Blogger Neshama said...

I like that "persian and turk" reference. I'm trying to find something I read about US readiness with the 'command center in Israel', more war ships headed for the gulf area, and more.

PS This 'flare-up' in Israel is getting messier, with Rabbi Yosef being threatened, and gang-warfare. Just so unreal. However, the fight between Torah-believers and non-believers could be the 'last fight' before Moshiach.

At Sun Jun 20, 12:36:00 PM 2010, Blogger Neshama said...

US, Israel Warships in Suez May Be Prelude to Faceoff with Iran. INNews, in part:

International agreements require Egypt to keep the Suez open even for warships, but the armada, led by the USS Truman with 5,000 sailors and marines, was the largest in years. Egypt closed the canal to fishing and other boats as the armada moved through the strategic passageway that connects the Red and Mediterranean Seas.

Despite Egypt’s reported refusal to block the canal to Iranian boats, the clearance for the American-Israeli fleet may be a warning to Iran it may face military opposition if the Iranian Red Crescent ship continues on course to Gaza.

At Sat Dec 11, 11:22:00 PM 2010, Anonymous Daniel S. said...

A major sign, according to Nevuat Hayeled, "When the avodah zara that is Rodus (Statue of Liberty) will be destroyed, shortly afterwards Rome will be destroyed" perhaps refers to the potential destruction of the statue of liberty which is a near duplicate of the ancient statue Rhodos


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