Above, the Tower of Syene (Tower of mutual peace with 5 concrete petals of the Lotus that blooms on the Nile River) at the Aswan Dam in Egypt. Aswan and Syene mean almost the same words in English.
Ezekiel wrote about a tower that would be destroyed in the distant future! Lake Nasser sits behind the dam and extends over a 100 miles.
Below Gary Stearman and Bob Ulrich discuss the Tower of Syene. Click the link.
There is a prophecy in Ezekiel that mentions Egypt’s betrayal against Israel.
1 In the tenth year, in the tenth [month], in the twelfth [day] of the month, the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
2 Son of man (Yeshua), set your face against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and prophesy against him, and against all Egypt;
3 speak, and say, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Behold, I am against you, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the dragon (satan) that lies in the midst of his rivers, that has said, My river is my own, and I have made it for myself.
4 I will put hooks in your jaws, and I will cause the fish of your rivers to stick to your scales; and I will bring you up out of the midst of your rivers, with all the fish of your rivers which stick to your scales.
5 I will cast you forth into the wilderness, you and all the fish of your rivers: you shall fall on the open field; you shall not be brought together, nor gathered; I have given you for food to the animals of the earth and to the birds of the sky.
6 All the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am Yahweh, because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel.
7 When they took hold of you by your hand, you did break, and did tear all their shoulders; and when they leaned on you, you broke, and mad all their loins to be at a stand.
8 Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: Behold, I will bring a sword on you, and will cut off from you man and animal.
9 The land of Egypt shall be a desolation and a waste; and they shall know that I am Yahweh. Because he has said, The river is mine, and I have made it;
10 therefore, behold, I am against you, and against your rivers, and I will make the land of Egypt an utter waste and desolation, from the tower of Seveneh (Tower of Syene) even to the border of Ethiopia.
11 No foot of man shall pass through it, nor foot of animal shall pass through it, neither shall it be inhabited forty years.
Part of this prophecy beginning in verse one was filled during the Babylonian captivity, but when this prophecy was written, the Tower of Syene did not exist, that is until 1967. The rest of the fulfillment will happen in the last days. The tower was built around 1967 and resides next to Egypt’s Aswan Dam and can be seen highlighted in yellow below.
What could cause the damage foretold in Ezekiel and why are the Egyptians scattered among the nations as verse 12 says? If Israel is threatened by Egypt, all it would take is a Israeli nuclear air strike against the dam. The Aswan Dam holds back the enormous Lake Nasser, 340 miles long and 22 miles wide at its widest point. The 40 years of Egypt’s desolation prophesied will continue into the millennium.
Let’s not forget the recent consensus by the Arab League to form a united Arab army all at the request of Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi, the sixth and current President of
Below, the location of the Tower of Syene in yellow.