Zechariah 5 and Iran’s Nuclear Threat

Is the vision Zechariah saw of a flying roll with a lead basket in the end carried on stork wings, based and housed in Shinar (Iran), the nuclear threat we see today. The release of U.S. diplomatic cables by WikiLeaks reveal North Korea’s proliferation activities to Iran. Iran and North Korea have long cooperated in some aspects of their missile development and in aspects of their nuclear programs as well. 

One leaked cable notes that some of the shipments for ballistic missiles and components from North Korea to Iran passed through China, raising questions over China’s role in proliferation

Iran and North Korea were both customers of the Khan network run by Pakistani nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan, and that they have collaborated on ballistic missiles.

The North Koreans call their missile the Musudan. The Musudan is listed in the document dump WikiLeaks’ released of U.S. diplomatic cables. One of the documents says that Iran has obtained 19 of the missiles from North Korea. The Islamic republic can now hit targets in Western Europe, deep into Russia and of coarse Israel.

North Korea and Iran have successfully placed into orbit satellites which can carry an EMP – Electro Magnetic Pulse weapon. The Iranians now have a platform that can put a nuclear payload into low Earth orbit and deposit it thousands of miles away disabling the electrical grid of any country. Under development is the KN-08 and KN-14 which are ICBM missiles capable of delivering a nuclear device to targets as far away as the United States.



What missiles does Iran have? Zachariah mentions the missile is based in Iran (Shinar).

Zechariah 5
King James Version

5:10Then said I to the angel that talked with me, Whither do these bear the ephah? 11And he said unto me, To build it an house in the land of Shinar: and it shall be established, and set there upon her own base.



What Does Zachariah 5 say about the Missile in Iran

Zechariah 5
King James Version

1Then I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a flying roll. 2And he said unto me, What seest thou? And I answered, I see a flying roll; the length thereof is twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof ten cubits. 3Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth:

The length of a cubit was based on the distance from the elbow to the fingertips, so it varied between different ancient groups of people. The average was 18 inches.

20 x 18 inches = 360 inches or 30 feet.

וְרָחְבָּ֖הּ. rochab
expanse, breadth, width



Zechariah also informs us that it has a lead basket full of evil fire. The word used can be translated as woman\fire.


H784 אֵשׁ ‘esh (aysh) n-f.
1. fire (literally or figuratively)
[a primitive word]
KJV: burning, fiery, fire, flaming, hot.

Nuclear Payload

Here is where someone either intentionally or accidentally made a mistake in the translation in the KJV. The ephah (Basket) is filled with a fire offering instead of a woman. The KJV was translated in 1611, so its a mistake.


802 is spelled נָשִׁים – Woman.      801 is spelled אִשָּׁ֣ה – Fire Offering which is what the Hebrew says:


ishsheh: an offering made by fire

Original Word: אּשֶּׁה
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: ishsheh
Phonetic Spelling: (ish-shaw’)
Short Definition: fire





However it is clear that a missile would not have an evil woman in a lead basket in the end of it flying with stork wings, based in Iran (Shinar).

Zechariah, like Jeremiah and Ezekiel was a priest as well as a prophet. He received visions from God. In his seventh vision, Zechariah seem to see the effects of radiation sickness on the armies than are attacking Israel:

14:12And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.

Like the flying roll, it is an interpretation to read a nuclear explosion with radiation sickness from this verse.

There are similar description in the books of Ezekiel and Revelation which describe much of the Earth burn by fire and the effects of radiation poisoning on the land and people:

Ezekiel 39:6And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD.

Revelation 8:7The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.

8:10And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; 11And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.



Iran will do everything possible to bring the Mahdi back. He is the Muslim Messiah and the Christian Antichrist. The translation of evil fire (isheh = fire אִשָּׁה) (ishsa=woman נָשִׁים) could not have been found until the 20th century. Zechariah did not understand the vision 2500 years ago and described what he saw based on objects of his time. Lead baskets with evil fire has a different meaning today.

Flying rolls with lead baskets full of evil fire which can cause flesh to consume away.



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