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This deals with Matthew 24-25 which records Jesus's response to the disciples' misunderstanding about the Destruction of Jerusalem, and the End of the World.

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The meaning of "akoe" in Matthew 24:6

Matthew 24:6 says: You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. (NIV) The word "akoe" is ...
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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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Will you explain in detail Matthew 24:29

What did Jesus mean in Matthew 24:29 by “Immediately after the tribulation”? Matthew 24:29 NIV Immediately after the distress of those days ‘the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give ...
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Is the warning to the Women on the Via Dolorosa a repeat of the Olivet Discourse in summary? (Luke 23:27-31)

While making the excruciating trip up the Via Dolorosa on the path to the Crucifixion, Jesus noticed a great company of women following sorrowfully. Jesus took time to stop and declare: Daughters of ...
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In Matthew 24:24: in exactly what the elected will be deceived?

Matthew 24:24 "For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect." My question is: the false messiahs and ...
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Hermeneutics on "Not one stone left upon another"

There are three Scriptures that use a phrase similar to "not one stone will be left upon another". The first two are in Matthew 24:2 and Mark 13:2 and refer to the temple's destruction. The ...
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Could the apocalyptic writings in the Gospels like Matthew 24 and Revelation be referring to different events?

Can a reasonable case be made that early new testament apocalyptic writings sometimes attributed to a later second-coming event, such as that which is described in the book of Revelation, really refer ...
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Destruction of Jerusalem Prophecy

In Luke 19:41 Jesus speaks about the destruction of ALL Jerusalem. In verse 44, Jesus says that "they will not leave one stone upon another". This prophecy sounds similar to others regarding ...
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Did the dialogue with "the Woman at the Well" forecast, by anticipation, Jesus's prophecy about the Destruction of the Temple in Matthew 24?

Startling Statement Within the conversation with the Woman at the Well, Jesus made this astounding statement: Believe Me, woman, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither in this ...
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Does "great tribulation" (Matthew 24:21) refer to a massive End Time trauma, or is it a general description of the Conquest of Jerusalem in 70 A.D.?

The NIV translated this verse as "great distress" (thlipsis megale, Gk.). "Distress being a common word used throughout the N.T. epistles to describe the adverse conditions that ...
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THIS generation will not pass

"Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place." (Matthew 24:34, Mark 13:30, Luke 21:32) I think most questions on this phrase are asking about the ...
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Are the Clouds of Matthew 24:30 to be taken literally,or as a figurative Jewish idiom?

At that time the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. Is Jesus ...
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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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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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Matthew 24:34 Translation

ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν ὅτι οὐ μὴ παρέλθῃ ἡ γενεὰ αὕτη ἕως ἂν πάντα ταῦτα γένηται. Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. Can "γένηται" ...
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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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How to reconcile this prophecy?

In Mark 13:30 “I tell you the truth, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.” (Mark 13:30, NETfree) Apparently this prophecy was proven wrong. And I am refering here to ...
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Does Matthew 25:40's "Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me" refer just to Christians?

Matthew 25's Parable of the Sheep and Goats includes the following passage (Matthew 25:34-40). "Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by My Father, inherit the ...
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Daniel 12:11-12 Do the 1,290 and 1,335 periods start at the same time?

11And from the time that the regular burnt offering is taken away and the abomination that makes desolate is set up, there shall be 1,290 days. 12Blessed is he who waits and arrives at the 1,335 days. ...
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Can the elect in view in Matthew 24:24 be deceived or not?

For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: ...
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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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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 is the punishment of eternal fire according to Matt. 18:8, Matt. 25:41, and Jude 7?

There are only three occurrences of the term "eternal fire" in the New Testament. These are Matthew 18:8, Matthew 25:41, and Jude 7. Matthew 18:8 If your hand or your foot causes you to sin,...
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"... and put him with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth" - what place is Jesus referring to in Matthew 24:51?

Matthew 24:44-51 (ESV): 44 Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. 45 “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his ...
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Is Jesus's return on the clouds the same event as Him riding the white horse?

Jesus says that He will return "on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory" (Matt 24:30). Is this the same event as when He returns on the white horse in Revelation 19? And I saw ...
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Did Jesus leave hints as to the hour of His 2nd coming to earth (matt 24:30)?

I suggest that Tribulation believers knew the Day of His return to earth with His angels. Matt 24:30 The first 1260 days of Daniel's 70th week. The Temple and 2 witnesses: "Rise and measure the ...
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Matthew 24:34 "until all these things be fulfilled" or "until all these things have begun"?

In Matthew 24:34 Our Lord says I say unto you this generation shall not pass away until all these things be fulfilled. The Greek word translated "be fulfilled" is "ginomai", ...
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Which end is referred to in Matthew 24:14?

Christ has been referring to his coming as well as the calamities which were about to unfold.There seem to be a mixture of near future and eschatological events that are about to unfold in this ...
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Why was the first servant(five talents) given an additional talent in Matthew 25?

In the parable of the talents(Matthew 25:14-30) when the master returns he somehow rewards one servant more than the other The first two servants had achieved the same results/output(100 percent) ...
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Is it good to get married at a time of tribulation?

New American Standard Bible Matthew 24: 19 But woe to those women who are pregnant, and to those who are nursing babies in those days! 20Moreover, pray that when you flee, it will not be in the ...
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Are the passages from Daniel 9:27, 12:7-10, and Matthew 24:15-21 not describing the same "abominable" force of "desolation"?

First, from the Book of Daniel we have: Daniel 9:27: “And he will make a firm covenant with the many for one week, but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering; ...
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Why are people asking Jesus questions on Matthew 25:37?

Matthew 25 31“When the Son of Man comes in his glory and all the angels are with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32All the nations will be assembled in front of him, and he will cull them ...
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In the parable of the ten bridesmaids, why wouldn't those who had oil share with those who had none?

Matthew 25 1 “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 3The foolish ones ...
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Has the sign of the son of man been revealed?

The sign has been seen by all, but without revelation it is not attributed to the son of man by those who see His sign. What is the sign of the son of man? Matt 24:30 - "Then will appear the ...
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Did Christ not know the season and time when the Jews would flee in Matthew 24:20?

Matthew 24:20 NASB 20 Moreover, pray that [p]when you flee, it will not be in the winter, or on a Sabbath .Christ had been specific in most his predictions about events that would unfold later like: ...
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Should Jesus' statement on the intensity of the tribulation be interpreted hyperbolically?

In Matthew 24:21,22 Jesus says, " For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be. And if those days had not been ...
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Did the 5 foolish virgins lose their salvation or were they never saved to begin with?

Matthew 25:1-13 (NIV) reads: The Parable of the Ten Virgins “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were ...
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"But pray that your flight may not be in the winter, or on a sabbath...." - Matt, 24:20. Could this line be in reference to a single day?

It has often been said, by many a theologian, that Jesus' words, as portrayed in Matt, 24:15-22, to take just part of the "Olivet Discourses" (for the moment), imply a dual prophecy, ...
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Mt. 25:3-4: Shoud the 10 virgins know what's " enough oil"? Is it possible to know? Was it their responsibility to know and prepare?

Is there a syntactical clue- who's responsible for "not"(no extra?) had oil, and why not? Context -Matt. 25:1- 13(ESV) 1“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lampsa and ...
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Are the wars meant to be global in Matthew 24?

"4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it ...
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What is the Preterist view of the ‘Times of the Gentiles’?

Exactly when are the ‘Times of the Gentiles’ according to the Part-preterist prophetic viewpoint? “There will be great distress upon the earth and wrath against this people. They will fall by the ...
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What does πάντα ταῦτα ("all these things") mean in Matthew 24:34? Does it include both tribulation and second coming of Christ or only one of these?

Matthew Ch. 24 is a discourse on eschatology. Jesus says that this generation will not passaway until "all these things" have taken place. What does "all these things" constitute of. This passage ...
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What does Matthew mean by "those on His left" and "and those on His right" in Matthew 25?

In Matthew 25, starting in verse 34 the passage reads. “Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation ...
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In Matthew 24:3 how should Συντέλεια be translated?

The ancient text of Matthew 24:3 reads: “Καθημένου δὲ αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ τοῦ ὄρους τῶν ἐλαιῶν προσῆλθον αὐτῷ οἱ μαθηταὶ κατ᾽ ἰδίαν λέγοντες· εἰπὲ ἡμῖν, πότε ταῦτα ἔσται καὶ τί τὸ σημεῖον τῆς σῆς παρουσίας ...
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Is the "coming" in Matthew 24:30 about Christ's arrival in heaven or a return to Earth?

[Mat 24:30 KJV] 30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with ...
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In Matthew 24:20 to what "flight" does Jesus refer at the end of the age?

[Mat 24:20 NASB] 20 "But pray that your flight will not be in the winter, or on a Sabbath. With the holidays around the corner many of us are travelling to be with family and friends, and many ...
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In Daniel 12 to what do the 1290 and 1335 days refer?

Daniel 12:11-12: From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the ...
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