“I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth. And Edom shall be a possession, Seir also shall be a possession for his enemies; and Israel shall do valiantly. Out of Jacob shall come he that shall have dominion, and shall destroy him that remaineth of the city.” —Numbers 24:17-19 (KJV)
According to the “Islamic Predominance” exegesis the above King James Version of the prophetic text has been twisted into a very myopic exegesis which basically posits that when Yeshua Ha'Mashiach returns during the apogee of the battle of Armageddon (Har Megiddo), His singular purpose will be to “destroy” the modern day descendants of the Moabites, Midianites and Edomites, i.e. the sons of Ishmael, the Arabs. In this view Yeshua Ha'Mashiach is reduced from His true role as “KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS” into something of no more import than any of the common Serbian war criminals guilty of the Muslim ethnic cleansing in Bosnia-Hercegovina a little over a decade ago.
In keeping with the ultimate truth that the Bible interprets the Bible, the correct exegesis for this prophetic passage is found in Revelation 19. The symbolism in the above prophecy is not a literal condemnation limited to the destruction of the surrounding Arab nations or the Arab people. On the contrary “Moab” is representative of all nations from the far corners of the earth per Revelation 19. Indeed, the prophet has given us another most important clue with the phrase “sons of Sheth.” As the symbolic use of Moab points to all of the nations of the earth, so to “sons of Sheth” is indicative of all the peoples of the earth.