In a featured article called, SYRIAN STRIFE LINKED TO BIBLICAL PROPHECY, SCHOLARS SUGGEST, the Christian Post quotes again from Revelation Road, Hope Beyond the Horzion. The article says, “The turbulent situation in Syria has prompted some theologians to remind observers of the biblical writings of Isaiah, who scholars say prophesied that Damascus, Syria’s capital, would be destroyed.”
“Bill Salus, author of Revelation Road, Hope Beyond the Horizon, who is also a researcher and lecturer focusing on the prophetic relevance of current Middle East and world events, shared with The Christian Post that many traditional commentaries that teach that the destruction of Damascus predicted by Isaiah was fulfilled around 732 B.C. during the rise of the second Assyrian Empire may have been incorrect.”
“In Revelation Road, he exposits upon a Jeremiah prophecy said to be written over a century after the Assyrian conquest of Damascus, and demonstrates how the Babylonian Empire did not accomplish the destruction of Damascus in the manner Isaiah 17 predicted.”
“Salus also postulates that Isaiah 17:14 predicts Damascus disappears into dust overnight, probably resulting from a nuclear attack.”
An extensive commentary about Isaiah’s prophecies concerning Damascus, taken from the commentary of Revelation Road can be viewed here. The article is called “Syria Under Siege; Concerns Bible Prophecy Experts”! The audio version of the pertinent article can be heard here.