Main article: Key Players and Terms in Prophecy
The Earth. "The earth" refers to the region of the planet that falls within the scope of Old Testament prophecy; Europe, the Middle East, and Israel. We call this the "prophetic earth" to keep the terms clear in our mind. Isa. 26:9 tells us that the judgments of God will largely fall in the prophetic earth, not the entire world. But the moral effect of those judgments will affect the entire world!
“For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.” Habakkuk 2:1
“And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one.” Zech. 14:9