Messianic rabbi and Religious Right activist Jonathan Cahn continues to promote his newest book, “The Paradigm: The Ancient Blueprint That Holds the Mystery of Our Times,” on Religious Right programs, appearing today on Jim Bakker’s show.
The premise of Cahn’s book, as the title suggests, is that various current events were foretold by the Bible thousands of years ago through a handful of chapters out of 1 & 2 Kings. As we noted yesterday, Cahn asserts that Bill and Hillary Clinton are modern-day versions of the ancient king and queen of Israel, Ahab and Jezebel, and that Donald Trump is a modern-day version of Jehu, an Israelite king who was raised up by God and killed Jezebel.
Today, Cahn told Bakker’s audience that even the rise of Osama bin Laden was foretold in the Bible.
During the time covered in 1 Kings, Ahab was regularly at war with Ben-Hadad, the king of Aram, who Cahn asserts is an ancient version of Bin Laden based partially on the fact that they have similar sounding names.
“The paradigm says that in the days of the Clinton years there will rise an enemy who will be an active enemy of America,” Cahn said. “Did anybody arise at that time? His name is Osama bin Laden.”
“Could it even be that the paradigm … could it actually give the parameters of his name?” Cahn asked, rhetorically. “Who was this ancient nemesis? The ancient nemesis was named Ben-Hadad, you will find it in the Bible. First thing about his name, he has eight letters in his name; Bin Laden [has] eight letters in his name. First part of [the name] of the nemesis are three letters, then five letters; so Bin Laden [also has] three letters [then] five letters.”
“Bin and Ben are the same exact word in the Middle East,” Cahn said. “The nemesis, the first part of his name will mean son and the first part of Bin Laden’s name means son, exactly the same as the ancient nemesis. It’s basically the same thing.”