Michel de Nostredame, widely known as Nostradamus, was a multifaceted figure in 16th-century France, revered for his work as an astrologer, pharmacist, physician, and reputed clairvoyant.

His book “Les Prophéties,” published in 1555, is a collection of 942 quatrains—poetic verses that are said to predict future events on Earth.

Despite his popularity, Nostradamus faced criticism for what some considered his astrological incompetence and for the alleged inaccuracy of his prophecies.

“Les Prophéties” has been a subject of extensive research and analysis. Studies reveal that much of Nostradamus’s work might be paraphrases of ancient collections of apocalyptic prophecies, largely based on Biblical texts, with references to anticipated historical events.

This mixture of sources and the cryptic nature of the quatrains have led to various interpretations over the centuries.

One of the most talked-about aspects of Nostradamus’s work is his supposed prediction of a Third World War, linked to conflicts in the “City of God.” In the current context, as Israel faces conflict, some have suggested that these events align with Nostradamus’s predictions.

The “City of God” is often interpreted as Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, a city of immense religious significance and historical conflict.

According to certain interpretations of Nostradamus’s quatrains, a major conflict in Jerusalem will be a precursor to the outbreak of a Third World War. He purportedly predicted that this conflict would involve a significant surrender by a great leader, setting the stage for a global war.

However, it’s crucial to note that the interpretations of Nostradamus’s quatrains are highly speculative and often reflect the contemporary events and anxieties of those interpreting them. The vague and metaphorical language used in his writings allows for a wide range of interpretations, often aligned with the interpreter’s worldview or current global events.

The accuracy of Nostradamus’s prophecies remains a topic of debate. While some believe his predictions have come true or will in the future, others argue that his writings are too vague and ambiguous to be considered reliable forecasts of specific events. The debate over the legitimacy and accuracy of his prophecies continues to intrigue and divide opinion.

In summary, Nostradamus’s predictions, particularly those relating to Israel and the potential for a Third World War, should be approached with a critical and discerning eye. The historical context of his time, the allegorical nature of his writings, and the varied interpretations of his quatrains all contribute to the complex legacy of his work. While his prophecies continue to fascinate, their relevance and accuracy remain subjects of ongoing debate and speculation.

“In the ‘City of God,’ there will be a powerful thunder/ Two brothers torn apart by chaos, while the city withstands/ The great leader will surrender/ The third great war will begin when the great city is burning.”

7 months of war and a third Antichrist

Nostradamus also spoke about a major war that will take place in the year 2023:

“Seven months of Great War, people dying due to wicked deeds. Rouen, Evreux will not fall into the hands of the king.”

According to Nostradamus, a third Antichrist will be born in the year 2023. The first two Antichrists were supposedly represented by Napoleon and Hitler, as claimed by the French astrologer.

“The Antichrist will soon destroy the three/ His war will last twenty-seven years/ The unbelievers will be dead, captives, or exiled/ With blood, human bodies, water, and red hail covering the earth,” according to “Les Prophéties.”

Michel de Nostredame (December 1503 – July 1566[1]), usually Latinised as Nostradamus,[a] was a French astrologer, apothecary, physician, and reputed seer, who is best known for his book Les Prophéties (published in 1555), a collection of 942 poetic quatrains[b] allegedly predicting future events.