Many prophecies in the Bible are dual. There can be a
type and an
anti-type of prophetic events. The
type is the first occurrence of any given prophecy and it foreshadows the
anti-type, 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 anti-type, 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.