Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence. God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways. — Genesis 6:11-12

Many are asking if Hamas is in the Bible. Is this an omen or a sign? Some even suggest futuristic consequences or prophetic signs and wonders related to Hamas and the modern Israel nation. Yes, Hamas is in the Bible, but perhaps not in the way you may expect. Also, let’s hope history repeats itself and Hamas is ended.

“Hamas,” the Arabic terrorist group acronym moniker of Harakat al-Muqawama al-Islamiya (“Islamic Resistance Movement”), is also a chilling homophone in the Bible: violence. Genesis 6:11 says, “Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight, and the earth was filled with violence [Hamas: lit. חָמָס(ḥāmās)].” The Hebrew word “Hamas” is a noun meaning an act of aggression, but especially involving physical contact. Hamas was founded in 1987; however, the biblical word “Hamas” or “violence” reaches back to the earliest chapters of Genesis and is one of the significant reasons for the flood.

And Hamas terrorism is certainly delivering on their name. Let us pray God sends the same judgment as he did in Genesis 6 to rid the world of this evil. No quarter should be given to an extremist movement celebrating child execution, preteen wives, destruction of antiquities, crimes against humanity, genocide, terror tweeting, torture, social media radicalization, amputations, and slavery all in the “name of Allah.”

In the days of Noah, God saw the earth was filled with violence (hamas), so he sent a flood, “for the earth is filled with violence (hamas) through them. Behold, I will destroy them with the earth” (Genesis 6:13). Hamas, used as both a noun and verb, appear sixty-seven times in the Bible More specifically, the word ḥāmās in the Old Testament is used almost always in connection with sinful violence. It does not refer to the violence of natural catastrophes. It is often a descriptor for extreme wickedness.

Members of Hamas want to annihilate Israel. In view of what the Bible says about Hamas, their end is sure. They will be destroyed. In response, let us pray the prayer of David in the Psalter, “He is the God who avenges me, who subdues nations under me, who saves me from my enemies. You exalted me above my foes; from [Hamas] violent men you rescued me” (Psalm 18:47­–48).

Is Hamas in the BIble? Yes.*

*The following article was written in it’s entirety by Jeremiah J. Johnston, PhD

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