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What's the Scope of Isaiah's Egyptian Eschatological Inclusion and Religious Fidelity to Yahwism: Righteous Remnant Or Wholesale Redemption:?

Considering Isaiah's dominant hostile portrayal of Egypt as either "oppressors" or "cruel masters" or a "splintered reed" and or aught to be coming to Israel in chains ...
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How could there possibly be two "end of times" in the Scriptures, one in Ezekiel 7:6 and the other in Matthew 24:14?

How could there possibly be two "end of times" separated by 1300 years? If the world was literally destroyed in 592-570 BC, how could there be another end to the world? Why are people not ...
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Can hermeneutics determine how Matthew 24 should be interpreted? [closed]

Matthew 24 can be interpreted as a short-term prophecy for the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple culminating in 70 CE. time in Judea. However, some of the language used sounds like a description ...
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Have the end times prophesied in Matthew 24:14 been expected to happen immediately after Romans 1:8?

Matthew 24:14 New International Version And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. Romans 1:8 New International ...
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Acts 3:21 Does this scripture prohibit Jesus' return until the " times of restitution of all things " as quoted by Peter in this verse?

Acts 3:21 K.J. " Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, ..... ". I have heard and read much about Jesus' return being imminent (likely to happen soon) ...
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Will "born again" Christians be taken to heaven before the "great tribulation" in the book of Revelation?

In 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Paul speaks of the coming of the Lord. The Lord will come down in the clouds with a loud command, calling the dead in Christ and the Christians, still alive, to be caught ...
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Hosea 6:2. Are the days in this verse more than 24-hr. days and probably much more?

Hoses 6:2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. Are the days in this verse 24-hour days and if not how long perhaps are they?
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1 Cor 15:25 - Does Jesus stop reigning? What's the actual function and meaning of "until" in the context of this verse?

23 But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. 24 Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule ...
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Why are the seven thunders of Rev.10:4 sealed and what was their message? [duplicate]

When you say this is opinionated you will be right. Rev.10:4 has been previously discussed and that is also true, but no conclusion was reached. Some of the previous discussion had great merit. I ...
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What are the types/parallels in Job?

As I read through Job, so much of it is reminiscent of other scriptures, and even as I read through other books, for instance certain chapters in Psalms or Lamentations, the words seem as though they ...
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Who does the Bible say the Two Olive Trees and Two Lampstands (Two Witnesses) are?

When I hear people ask who the Two Witnesses are, responses often jump to Moses and Elijah, Enoch and Elijah, Zechariah, Haggai, and others guesses. It seems to me the Bible tells us who the Two ...
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Does Daniel 9 say Anything About an "Antichrist"?

In a cursory reading of the last part of the chapter 9 in Daniel, one does not see any word that resembles the title "Antichrist"! Yet many prophecy books write about the Antichrist to come,...
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City or prince,its end shall come like a flood in Daniel 9:26?

Daniel 9:26 KJV And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end ...
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Is the Apocalypse of John in a separate GENRE of literature, different from the Law, Prophets, and Writings, or are they to be treated the same?

The writing of Old Testament prophetic books are considered by Conservative Christians to have ended 5 0r 6 centuries B.C. But the Apocalyptic genre is considered to have been "invented" in ...
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Do "Eating and drinking" and "Marrying and given in marriage" in Matthew 24:36-39 refer to evil end times or to normal times before the Second Coming?

Most modern prophecy conferences, Christian radio programs, and End-time movies say that this passage in Matthew describes the wicked days of Noah and the Corrupt culture back then. And then they ...
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In Matthew 24:38

In Matthew 24:38 What is the difference between marrying and giving in marriage in this passage. It appears that the passage is talking about two types of marriages. Matt 24:38 - For as in those days ...
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In Revelation 15:2 why is the phrase "over his mark" missing in some translations?

The following text in the book of Revelation some translators have chosen to include this phrase whilst others have left it out KJV Revelation 15 : 2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with ...
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In 1 Co 11:26, is Paul teaching that Lord's Supper would reach an end? [duplicate]

While reading 1 Corinthians 11:26 I've noticed that almost all commentaries say that after Christ's Parousia we will no longer partake of Lord's Supper. But it seems a little bit contradictory with ...
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In 1 Co 11:26, is Paul teaching that Lord's Supper would reach an end?

While reading 1 Corinthians 11:26 I've noticed that almost all commentaries say that after Christ's Parousia we will no longer partake of Lord's Supper. But it seems a little bit contradictory with ...
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Does the Greek of Mat.24:31 and Mar.13:27 teach that the gathering of the elect is out of the earthy sphere unto the heavenly sphere of God's throne?

Many teach that the coming of Christ in Mat. 24 to gather his elect is His descent to the earth to establish God's Kingdom, rather than a descent to the sphere of the clouds to gather the elect and ...
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Do the adjectives and vernacular of Jesus require the fulfilment of the Olivet Discourse (Matthew 24:1-34) to be in the first century? [duplicate]

Are the words of Jesus to be taken literally when he said "this generation"? That is 30-70AD? He seems to be emphatic about it because he prefaced it by Verily, I say unto you..." The ...
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How does the KJV translate Revelation 16:16?

KJV Revelation 16 : 16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. Revelation 16:16 ESV And they assembled them at the place that in Hebrew is called ...
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Is the great altar in Ezekiel 43:13-17 still in the future?

KJV Ezekiel 43:13-17 13 And these are the measures of the altar after the cubits: The cubit is a cubit and an hand breadth; even the bottom shall be a cubit, and the breadth a cubit, and the border ...
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Will the Christians know when the Second Coming is near?

According to the following verse, the Christians will know that the Second Coming is near when specific events happen: ‘so likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even ...
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What does 2 Peter 3:9 mean?

The verse states the following: ‘The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should ...
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Who is the Whore of Babylon?

Who is the Whore of Babylon mentioned in the Bible especially in Revelation? “a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was full of blasphemous names, and it had seven heads and ten horns. The woman ...
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Exegesis of Matthew 13:30; 40-42

[Matthew 13:30; 40-42] Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and at the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather up the weeds and bind them in bundles to burn them; but ...
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Who are Revelation 18's Seven kings? Are they related to the 7 heads of Daniel's Four Beasts?

The relevant Verses are these: 10 ...They[the Beast's Heads] are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; but when he does come, he must remain for only a little while. ...
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Does Daniel 7:27 counter the christological interpretation of the Son of Man?

In Daniel 7, we have reference to a divine Son of Man figure: ““I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and he came to the Ancient of Days ...
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Does Luke 17:26–31 describe the destruction of Jerusalem?

In Luke 17:26–31, Jesus brings up Noah and the flood as well as Lot and Sodom, saying, “Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed” (v. 30, NKJV, emphasis mine). Then, in the next ...
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By switching from "those days" to "that day," does Matthew 24:36 imply a transition into a separate topic?

In Matthew 24:3, Jesus' disciples had a question (NKJV): Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the ...
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By using "parousia," does Jesus speak of a future time He would be physically present (Matt. 24)?

In Matthew 24, the word parousia (commonly translated as "coming") appears four times (NKJV, emphasis added): Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, ...
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2 Thess 2:9-12 - "refused to love the truth" - implies God will give overwhelming proof before delusion?

9The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, 10and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the ...
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Jeremiah 30:7 - "That day is so great there is none like it" - is this the day of the Lord?

Jeremiah 30:7 (ESV) Alas! That day is so great there is none like it; it is a time of distress for Jacob; yet he shall be saved out of it. Based on "there is none like it", my guess is that ...
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2 Peter 3:3 - "last days"

2 Peter 3:1-4 1This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, 2that you should remember the predictions of the ...
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2 Thess 2:1-2 - what is the timing relationship between the rapture and the day of the Lord?

1Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you, brothers,a 2not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or ...
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2 Thess 2:4 - "proclaiming himself to be God." - is this a distinct declaration?

4who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God. Is proclaiming himself to be God an ...
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2 Thessalonians 2: Is the day of Lord before or after antichrist takes his seat in the temple of God?

2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 1Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you, brothers,a 2not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a ...
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Revelation: is there grammatical reason to equate "1,260 days" with "42 months"?

This question focuses on grammar not "what makes sense". The first step to understanding a passage is parsing: identify the parts of speech assign the pronouns to the proper names assign ...
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Are the living waters in John 7:38-39 the same as in Revelation 7:17?

Is is said during the last day of the feast of Tabernacles Christ called upon all who believe to come and drink the living waters which seem to point to the giving of the Holy Spirit. John 7:38 If ...
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1 Thess 5:9 vs Romans 5:9 - is this the same wrath?

9For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, This passage talks about day of the Lord so the "wrath" is God's wrath. Based on the text, can ...
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Revelation 21:5 - “Behold, I am making all things new?”

In Revelation 21:5, when God says "Behold, I am making all things new.” It seems straightforward to me that God is making all things (in the main or on the whole if not all individual things) ...
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Is Matthew 24 arranged as a chiasm or parallel structure?

In Matthew 24 there are two themes that run throughout the narrative one is the destruction of Jerusalem/Temple and the other is the coming of the son of man Matthew 24:1-2 Destruction of Jerusalem/...
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What exactly is the mark of the beast? [duplicate]

What is the 'mark' that is necessary for buying and selling in Revelation 13:17? and that no one should be able to buy or to sell, if not the one having the mark--the name of the beast, or the number ...
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What is the 'judgement' mentioned in Heb 9:27?

And just as it is destined for people to die once, and after this comes judgment Heb 9:27 Some say this is the stage prior to the 'lake of fire'. Some say it is a condemnation of the guilt borne by ...
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Revelation 10:11. Prophecy ABOUT many nations or TO many nations

Revelation 10:11 gets translated two different ways. The predominant translation is that John is commanded to prophecy about other nations, but a few translations have John commanded to prophecy to ...
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What does the image of burning up the chaff in Matthew 3:12 convey?

[Matthew 3:11-12] I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but after me is coming He who is mightier than I, of whom I am not worthy to carry the sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy ...
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According to Matthew 25:31-46 when are the sheep separated from the goats?

Jesus begins the parable of the sheep and the goats by saying it takes place when He returns in His glory, with all the angels, to sit on His throne in heavenly glory. (Matthew 25:31) At that time all ...
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What are the unquenchable fire and worms that do not die in Mark 9:43-48? [duplicate]

[Mark 9:43-48] And if your hand should cause you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter into life crippled, than having two hands to go away into Gehenna, into the unquenchable fire. 45 ...
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Why does the serpent continue to eat dust in Isaiah 65:25?

God promises a new heaven and earth and says he will never remember the former things KJV Isaiah 65 : 17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor ...
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