Exodus 19, at Mount Sinai.

Exodus 19, at Mount Sinai.

Mount Sinai: Notice the abrupt rise from the plain. You know when you touch the mountain.

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The New International Version translation mentions in Revelation 1:5b-6

To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.

King James Version translates the same passage:

Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

The NIV is correct, the Greek is βασιλείαν which means a kingdom.

When the Apostle Paul wrote Galatians Arabia Petraea was part of the Roman Empire. This is the Arabia he refers to

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Isaiah 21, prophecies against Babylon, Edom, Arabia.

 

Elam is another word for ancient Persia, the fall of Babylon is described in https://lenbilen.com/2017/09/24/daniel-5-the-handwriting-on-the-wall/

 

Tema:  The name of a son of Ishmael (Gen 25:15; 1 Ch 1:30) , also an oasis half-way between Edom and Medina in what is now the Levant part of Saudi Arabia.

Kedar, meaning dark-skinned was the second son of Ishmael (Genesis 25:13) . It was also the name for the nomadic tribes of Arabs, the Bedouins generally (Isa. 21:16; 42:11; 60:7; Jer. 2:10; Ezek. 27:21), who dwelt in the northwest of Arabia. They lived in black hair-tents (Song of Songs 1:5). To “dwell in the tents of Kedar” was to be cut off from the worship of the true God (Psalms 120:5). The Kedarites suffered at the hands of Nebuchadnezzar (Jer. 49:28-29).