Many prophecies in the Bible are dual. There can be a
type and an
antitype of prophetic events. The
type is the first occurrence of any given prophecy and it foreshadows the
antitype, which is a similar prophecy that would come later.
If we’re unaware of the first fulfillment of a prophecy in ancient Israel and why it was given, how would we know about the antitype, or second fulfillment of the prophecy or why it was given?
God sternly warned, through the Prophet Hosea:
My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law of your God, I also will ignore your children.
It’s appears as though ignorance of the law is no excuse for not keeping it.
Now, Ronald L. Dart with part 6 in our study on History and Prophecy.