The Bible Also Mentions the Philippines
March 19, 2007 1:57pm CST
An article worth sharing I have read somewhere: It can be easily understood that no verse in the Bible carried the term PHilippines, since the Bible was written two thousand years ago or centuries before the Spaniards came here. Howeve, there are verses in the Bible that prophesy about the Philippine archipelago and other islands in the Pacific. In the chapter 24 of the Book of Isaiah, verses 15 to 16 read "Therefore in the east give glory to the Lord; exalt the name of the Lord, the God of Israel, in the islands of the sea. From the ends of the earth we hear singing: Glory to the Righteous One." The Philippines is the only Christian archipelago in the Pacific covering the East Asia.
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20 Mar 07
If I may ask. On what religion do you belong? for I am a catholic and I've read the bible several times. and there was no specifically specified about the "Philippines". For the Philippines was not named Philippines before the Spaniards set food of the island of Limasawa. Philippines was named after th King of Spain, King Philippe. So how can you, or your bible prove that, indeed, "Philippines" existed during the time of Isaiah?
20 Mar 07
If you read the bible in the book of Genesis God created the Earth in seven days.. that means he also created the land and the sea... is Philippine not a land? The Philippines is name after the "Crown Prince Philippe II" not yet a King Philippe so do you think the Philippine island is not there before they name it?? One more point.. you can't really find the literal word "Philippine" - as Iraq which is refered to as Mesopotamia in the Bible and Iran which is termed as Persia but it might have a description such "in the east giving Glory to the Lord "- and Philippine is located the eastern region.. anyhow, I appreciate you for sharing your thoughts..thanks and God Bless us all.
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19 Mar 07
That verse might be up for a different interpretation. It could be talking to the people in the east but mean islands of the sea everywhere. Especially as he goes on in the next sentence to say, "From the ends of the earth we hear singing. I think the writer was merely saying that the whole world should be giving glory to God, not referring to the Philippines specifically. Not that it matters, as far as our salvation is concerned. The most important thing of all is to know that we are saved. Have a wonderful day with the Lord.
20 Mar 07
I believe that the Philippines has already been here since the time of creation for God determines the borders and horizons of places. However, Isaiah 24:15-16 does not specifically point to the Philippines.
21 Mar 07
it could be a misinterpretation.many have claimed the philippines has mentioned in some verses of the bible.EAST is a massive land..there's lot of country that lies in the east,but of all country,why is that they always claimed that it was the philippines?this is due to the fact that the religion in our country is one of the best avenue in making profit.i'm not a bible scholar,or good at it by any mean,but people must know that there are other scripture to rely on aside from bible when it comes to salvation.you can read Qur'an to understand the context of the bible,because it has similarities on it.Philippines??we are far from the truth because this archipelago is only an assimilation of different races on earth.the real land mentioned in the bible is in the east,not far east or the philippines.