作者 Author：挪亚 / 2023-04-03
罗马书11: 25弟兄们，我不愿意你们不知道这奥秘,（恐怕你们自以为聪明) 就是以色列人有几分是硬心的，等到外邦人的数目添满了。26于是以色列全家都要得救，如经上所记，“必有一位救主，从锡安出来，要消除雅各家的一切罪恶。”
以赛亚书49:12 看哪，这些从远方来，这些从北方，从西方来，这些从秦国来（秦国在两个英文版本中的翻译是： ESV: the land of Syene; NIV: the region of Aswan）。
Editor’s Note: There are many connections between Israel and China, Jews and Chinese, and many people have noted the many similarities between Chinese and Jewish civilizations, and many modern Chinese Christians have a deep love for Israel. For most Chinese Christians, there is a real and necessary question to be answered, namely, what attitude should one have toward Israel and the Jews?
The author of this article, Noah, has spent a decade exploring and sorting out this issue in the midst of a busy work and family life. He/she has examined languages, customs, canonical texts, and the Bible. And he/she also has collected observations and reports from various people. She does not only trace history but also observes contemporary times. It is sure to help many readers form their own views on Israel and the Jewish people in an easy and entertaining read.
Here are a few scriptures (ESV) quoted from this article as a kind of emphasis.
Genesis 12:3 I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.
Romans 11:1 I ask, then, has God rejected his people? By no means!
Romans 11:25-26 Lest you be wise in your own sight, I do not want you to be unaware of this mystery, brothers: a partial hardening has come upon Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And in this way all Israel will be saved, as it is written, “The Deliverer will come from Zion, he will banish ungodliness from Jacob”.
Isaiah 49:12 Behold, these shall come from afar, and behold, these from the north and from the west,
and these from the land of Syene. (This translation in Chinese Union Version refers to China in her Qin dynasty.)