PUBLISHED: 19:44, Sat, Aug 15, 2020 | UPDATED: 19:44, Sat, Aug 15, 2020
The UAE has become the first Arab state to oficialy normalise diplomatic relations with Israel with the signing of a historic peace deal. The so-called "Abraham Accord" announced on August 13, outlines Israel's plan to stop annexing Palestinian territories in the West Bank. Some conspiracy theorists, however, see this peace deal as a sign of biblical prophecy unfolding.
According to the blog Bible Prophecy - Signposts of the Times, the treaty could be related to something known as the Gog-Magog alliance.
Gog and Magog appear in the Bible's Old Testament as both individuals and lands that will oppose Israel, although their exact nature is never fully revealed.
Some theorists have linked the figure of Gog to the Antichrist, who will arrive just before the Last Judgement.
The names also appear in the New Testament's Book of Revelation, where it is said Satan will be set forth to deceive the nations "in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog".
According to Signposts of the Times, the Israel peace deal could be linked to Gog and Magog through Ezekiel 38.
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The blog said: "According to some of the commentaries on Ezekiel, chapters 38 and 38, the location of Ancient Sheba and Dedan was in Arabia.
"Present-day United Arab Emirates, which has just agreed to a peace deal with Israel, is located on the Arabian Peninsula.
"Might Ezekiel have been referring to this present day location and nations when he penned his prophecy centuries ago?"
Ezekiel 38:13-14 reads: "Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish and all her villages will say to you, 'Have you come to plunder? Have you gathered your hordes to loot, to carry off silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods and to seize much plunder?'
"'Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say to Gog: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: