What is Petra and what does it have to do with Bible prophecy?
Petra is a place in the Jordanian desert. It once was home for, among other people, the Edomites, a people who came from Jacob's brother, Essau. Ancient societies carved out building facades in the sheer rose red colored cliffs. These facades give entrance to cavernous chambers that once served as living and commercial quarters.
Petra is the place where many Bible prophecy scholars and students believe God will prepare to house all of the people of Israel that flee Antichrist, who will pursue them, wanting to kill them. (Read Revelation, Chapter12.)
Wherever the place of Israel's hiding is, those people will be supernaturally protected from the evil world dictator for three and one-half years, just before Christ returns to set up His millennial reign on earth.
"One generation passes away, and another generation comes; but the earth abides forever" (Ecclesiastes 1:4).