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Excerpt: "Today the eyes of the world are watching with keen interest the affairs of the Jewish people in the Holy Land. Whether or not an individual has been a student of the Bible, he is nevertheless cognizant of the fact that there are taking place in Palestine some things which have not occurred there before.
It has been significant to note that for many years the Jews have been the object of study not only by Biblical scholars but also by statesmen and politicians. Scholars and common people alike have always found it difficult to account for the Jew. There is something unique about the Jewish people. No race of people has been in the thinking and conversation of mankind during so many centuries as has the Jew. The Jews have been either hated with vitriolic hatred or loved and understood. The latter has been by those who saw the place of the Jew in the history of the world and understand, to a certain extent, their destiny."
Wilkes, Roland R., "A Study of Significant Fulfilled Prophecies in the History of Israel from the Time of Moses to the Fall of Jerusalem in 586 B.C." (1950). Western Evangelical Seminary Theses. 273.