Where in the world is Azal?
One of the most powerful end time prophecies predicts that the Lord will split the Mount of Olives on his return to Zion, and the valley created by this massive earthquake will reach all the way to Azal. So where is that?
Other spellings: Azal, Atsel, Asael
Zec 14:3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.
Zec 14:4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which [is] before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, [and there shall be] a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.
Zec 14:5 And ye shall flee [to] the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, [and] all the saints with thee.
Since the valley reaches to Azal, it would be nice to know where they are going. Remember, they can only flee on foot or by car, and most likely by foot. So it is not far from Israel, wherever it is.
As a location, in the entire world, I only found 3 possibilities:
Azal Khel, Afghanistan
Debdabet el Atsel , Tunesia. (North Africa)
Somewhere near the Mount of Olives, in the Western Bank?
One thing that is known now, is that this famous geological split in the land described in the bible, is now along what known as the fault line of the African-Syrian rift.
This shows the bible knew about geology before scientists did.
So, if the earthquake occurred, and the land mass spilt, which way would the land mass split, and would that help us find Azal?
Land movement makes a way to Jordan
Some think that the people in Jerusalem would flee to Petra, or another place in Jordan.
If the plate east of the fault slid northward, then this would bring the dead sea more north too, and prevent a crossing.
If the plate east of the fault slid southward, then this would drop the dead sea more south, and create a land bridge to Jordan.
Land movement creates a valley to south Israel.
However, it may not be necessary to flee to Jordan…there is the valley on the west side of the Dead Sea that would open up. People could travel south from Jerusalem.
The Dead Sea, because of the “tear” in the land mass might be opened up to the Red Sea, and be refilled with better water.
The new Jerusalem which is to descend will take up 1400 x 1400 x 1400 cubic miles.
This means that the land masses would have to move and converge enough to form a large area for the new city after the Lord’s victory, and the valley would allow for east – west water flow from Jerusalem to both the Mediterranean Sea and the Dead Sea.
So I wonder where Azal is…….
It seems like Azal would have to be a safe distance away from Jerusalem, to provide a place of safety for the inhabitants.
Does anyone know more than I do about this?