65 countries have erected fences on their borders - four times as many as when the Berlin Wall was toppled. Israel is one of them. The Israeli West Bank barrier (also known as the Israeli West Bank wall or Israeli West Bank fence) is a separation barrier in the West Bank or along the Green Line. Israel describes the wall as a necessary security barrier against terrorism.
DO NOT MISTAKE the term, "UNWALLED VILLAGES'', found in Ezekiel 38:11 where it specifically describes "VILLAGES" and NOT national security fences and walls located in strategic areas on the borders of the country.
"After a LONG TIME you will be summoned, (1948). In the latter years you will enter a land that has recovered from war, whose people were gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate. They had been brought out from the nations, and all now dwell securely". Ezekiel 38:8.
"Therefore prophesy, son of man, and tell Gog that this is what the Lord GOD says: On that day when My people Israel are dwelling securely, will you not take notice of this"? Ezekiel 38:14.
"You will say, ‘I will go up against a land of unwalled villages; I will come against a tranquil people who dwell securely, all of them living without walls or bars or gates— in order to seize the spoil and carry off the plunder, to turn a hand against the desolate places now inhabited and against a people gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and possessions and who live at the centre of the land.’38:11-12.
The INVASION of the Nation of Israel, by ROSH, "gog / magog" IS NOT contingent upon the removal of its' SECURITY FENCES and WALLS that help secure the nation from ISLAMIC INVASION.
Consider Ezekiel 38:14 to be a perceived "state of mind" rather than an isolated population separated by walls, fences and gates.
"Therefore prophesy, son of man, and tell Gog that this is what the Lord GOD says: On that day when My people Israel are dwelling securely, will you not take notice of this' '?
There has never been a time, nor will there be, until Yeshua establishes His Kingdom on earth, where the nations do not set up "SECURITY" fences and or walls to protect themselves.
EVEN PRIVATE PROPERTY, "home owners" generally maintain some forms of security on the premises of property to this very day.
Consider, according to Josephus, a Jewish historian of the time of Yeshua, there were 240 villages scattered throughout Galilee. The average village might be no more than a few acres with a population of a few hundred souls. (Larger villages called towns might cover ten acres or more and were often walled in.)
The world was pretty much limited to their small village and the fields around it. The inhabitants lived in modest one-story houses of stone covered with a kind of stucco.
The houses tended to be clustered around a town square. In the square were some shops, an open air market, and usually a communal well or spring.
Each town had a handful of local craftsmen, typically including a potter, a weaver, a carpenter, a blacksmith, and a shoemaker. Most of the men in the village, however, worked in the fields, whether tilling, sowing, pruning, or harvesting. Life was a long, difficult struggle against the elements.
Most families kept a small number of animals such as sheep and goats. These were useful for milk, wool, and eventually leather and food. Most villages also had a shepherd or two tending village flocks on the nearby hillsides.
On many evenings the men gathered in the village synagogue for evening services and Scripture study. During the day the synagogue served as a school for the young men of the village, who learned ancient Hebrew and studied the Scriptures. Most people no longer spoke Hebrew; it was a sacred language used only in the Temple and in the synagogue, similar to Latin for the Catholic Church. Most villagers spoke Aramaic, but they also knew some Greek because it was the native tongue of the pagans around them. The Jews of Galilee spoke with a distinctive accent.
Villages were often in well-protected locations. They were generally built on hilltops rather than in the long sloping valleys. Here they were more easily protected and the best land in the valleys was reserved for agriculture.
The streets were generally quite narrow, more like alleys. The homes that fronted the streets came right up to the edge of the street. The walls of homes tended to be at least ten feet high, with only a few windows at the top. This is because one generally entered a home by walking into an open courtyard off the street. Whereas we tend to have front yards today, homes at this time tended to have courtyards, around which were clustered rooms of varying size depending on the wealth and needs of the owner.
Villages tended to be small because of the needs of each village were associated with pasture land around it. Each village depended on both crops and the livestock that used the surrounding fields and the sloping valley beneath. Further, each village was either built around or near a well or spring.
Each village tended to be self-sustaining in terms of basic needs. Occasionally, people would come from larger towns to provide specialised services, but except for a yearly pilgrimage, most Galileans did not travel far from their village.
Galilean villages were rather distinct from the Greek cities of the Decapolis, which were built in classical Greek style and tended to be much larger and more cosmopolitan. In a certain sense, the villages of Galilee were a world apart from the cities of the Decapolis.
Nazareth was a fairly typical Galilean village. It was laid out on a steep hillside and at the time of Jesus probably had no more than 300 residents. It was so unremarkable that Nathaniel asked “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” (John 1:46) Today Nazareth has some 60,000 residents, mostly Arab Muslims, with a smaller number of Arab Christians. Its streets are steep, almost reminiscent of San Francisco.