In the end times, the skies will be filled with portents and terrors. Massive objects will fall from the heavens and wreak destruction on the Earth.
Now, one rabbi says that may not be that far away at all.
The asteroid Apophis, named after an Egyptian god of chaos, is poised to make a near miss of Earth on April 13, 2029.
Rabbi Yosef Berger, of King David’s tomb on Mount Zion, said the surge of concern over celestial events, particularly heavenly objects that could hit Earth, is a sign of the imminent coming of the Messiah.
Quoting Numbers 24:17, Rabbi Berger claimed the Bible speaks of a star that will accompany the Messiah, an interpretation expanded upon in the writings of Maimonides and in the Zohar, the foundational work of Kabbalah.