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Questions tagged [prophecy]

Questions about prophecy and the contents of the books of the prophets in general. Questions regarding specific books should also be tagged with the appropriate book tag.

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Two rulers or one ruler in Daniel's 70 week prophecy?

In Daniel 9:25-27, which the angel ("man") Gabriel states 25 “Know and understand this: From the time the word goes out to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One (or an anointed one), ...
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In Isaiah 60:5 what turns to Israel from the sea?

Is Isaiah 60:5 saying that: "All of the fish of the sea swim to your shore"? "All the treasures of the sea are extracted for you on your shore"? "Ships come from across the sea bearing goods"? And ...
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In Proverbs 31:1 what is meant by “oracle” (מַשָּׂא, χρηματισμός)?

NET Bible Proverbs 31:1 The words of King Lemuel, an oracle (מַשָּׂא) that his mother taught him: LXX οἱ ἐμοὶ λόγοι εἴρηνται ὑπὸ θεοῦ βασιλέως χρηματισμός ὃν ἐπαίδευσεν ἡ μήτηρ αὐτοῦ BHS ...
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Is the 'angel of the abyss' (Rev 9:11) the self-same 'angel' — who has the 'key to the abyss' (Rev 20:1)?

Rev 9:11 They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon and in Greek is Apollyon (that is, Destroyer). Rev 20:1 And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, ...
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In Luke 24:16 why were the disciples eyes kept from recognizing Jesus, then opened?

Jesus spoke in parables about the temporary partial judicial hardening that was to occur in order for him to be rejected but Jesus said "to you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of ...
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In Zechariah 1:21 what do the four horns of the Gentiles represent?

Zechariah 1:21 speaks of the four horns of the Gentiles/nations. Why are there four? What do the four horns of the Gentiles represent? And I said, “What are these coming to do?” He said, “These ...
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Question about the “daily” sacrifice. What might it refer to?

My question arises and is asked from a futurist prophetic perspective - that the ultimate fulfillments will be in future events leading up to Christ's return. It is not about the accepted ...
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Was it Daniel who did not understand the vision in Daniel 8:27?

After narrating some visions to Daniel (Daniel 8:1-25) at the end its not clear who did not understand what had just been narrated Daniel 8:27 NKJV 27 And I, Daniel, fainted and was sick for days; ...
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Did the Israelites misconstrue the prophet's instruction in Jeremiah 29:5?

Jeremiah 29:5 KJV 5 Build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them; 6 Take ye wives, and beget sons and daughters; and take wives for your sons, and give your ...
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Are the 1290 days in Daniel 12 related to the 2300 evenings and mornings in Daniel 8?

Daniel 12:6-11 ESV 6 And someone said to the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the stream,[b] “How long shall it be till the end of these wonders?” 7 And I heard the man clothed in ...
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In Luke 2:35 what is meant by “so that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed”?

ESV Luke 2: 28he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said, 29“Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word; 30for my eyes have seen your salvation ...
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Does Luke 2:32 indicate that Mary would be murdered?

BSB Luke 2: 33The child’s father and mother marveled at what was said about him. 34Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: “This child is destined to cause the falling and ...
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By whose transgression is the sanctuary cast down and daily sacrifices taken away in Daniel 8:9-12?

Daniel 8:9-12 KJV 9 And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land. 10 And it waxed great, even ...
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How should the 2300 evenings and mornings be understood in Daniel 8:13-14?

Daniel 8:13-14 NASB 13 Then I heard a holy one speaking, and another holy one said to that particular one who was speaking, “How long will the vision about the regular sacrifice apply, [o]while the ...
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What does the phrase “the end of the heavens” mean in Isa. 13:5?

In the prophesy of the destruction of Babylon, Isaiah states: "They are coming in from a land afar off, From the end of the heavens, Jehovah and the instruments of His indignation, To destroy all ...
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Did Balaam utter his first two messages through divination in Numbers 23,4,14?

In the first two messages we are told that the Lord put a word in Balaam's mouth & he started to speak his message Numbers 23:4 NASB 4 Now God met Balaam, and he said to Him, “I have set up ...
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Interpreting Daniel's prophecy (most of which Daniel didn't understand)

"The best way to interpret a Bible passage is to understand it the way the original writer and recipients understood". Agreed. This principle is helpful. But what about texts like Daniel's ...
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The 1290 and 1335 days in Daniel 12

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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Is John 10:9 an allusion to Micah 2:12-13?

John 10:1  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.  John 10:2  But he that entereth ...
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In Psalm 68:31 How come Princes come out from Egypt when Ezekiel 30:13 says “There shall no longer be princes from Egypt”?

According to Ezekiel 29:15; Egypt will be the basest of the nations never again to rise above the power of its neighbors. Modern Egypt doesn't meet this criteria so I guess that this prophecy ...
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The use of הָאֵ֑לֶּה and הָהֵ֔ם in Zechariah 8

In Zechariah 8 we read (KJV): [9] Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Let your hands be strong, ye that hear in these (הָאֵ֑לֶּה) days these (הָאֵ֑לֶּה) words by the mouth of the prophets, which were in ...
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Is Zechariah's vision in chapters 8 providing the fulfillment of his vision in Chapters 1-7?

Zechariah 1:13-14,16-17 KJV [13] And the Lord answered the angel that talked with me with good words and comfortable words. [14] So the angel that communed with me said unto me, Cry thou, saying, ...
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Meaning of Ezekiel 4

Ezekiel 4:1-6 (KJV) 1 Thou also, son of man, take thee a tile, and lay it before thee, and pourtray upon it the city, even Jerusalem: 2 And lay siege against it, and build a fort against it, and ...
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In Hebrews 12:2 what is the joy “set before” Jesus?

The author of "To the Hebrews" seems to assert that the messiah had a motivating "carrot" set before him. What does the "joy set before" Jesus refer to? What reward does the author of Hebrews ...
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Since Jesus hands over the kingdom to God the Father, in what way will he reign forever and ever? (1 Corinthians 15:24-26) [closed]

1 Corinthians 15:24-26 (NRSV) 24 Then comes the end, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father, after he has destroyed every ruler and every authority and power. 25 For he must reign ...
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Will the prince also officiate during the day of atonement in Ezekiel 45?

In seems the prince will be the one offering sacrifices during the feasts,but nothing is mentioned of the day of atonement. Ezekiel 45:17 (KJV) 17 And it shall be the prince's part to give burnt ...
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“I will diminish them” Ezekiel 29:15. How was Egypt diminished by God after the Chaldean period?

Genesis 10:13-14 NKJV Mizraim begot Ludim, Anamim, Lehabim, Naphtuhim, Pathrusim, and Casluhim (from whom came the Philistines and Caphtorim) According to this passage, the ancient Egyptians ...
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“When does Daniel 9:24 say it will come to pass?” [closed]

Daniel 9:24 Jubilee Bible 2000 (JUB) 24 Seventy weeks are determined[a] upon thy people and upon thy holy city to finish the prevarication and to conclude the sin and to make reconciliation for ...
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Was prophet Micaiah's initial prophecy meant to be an irony in 1 Kings 22?

When king Ahab sent for Micaiah to prophesy about the battle against Syria he gave a solemn promise that he will only speak what the Lord told him.Then Micaiah went on to prophecy victory against the ...
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In 2 Thessalonians 2:7 who or what is the “mystery of iniquity” and how was it operating in Paul's day?

KJV 2Th 2:7  For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
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Does Jeremiah 33 predict that when the messiah comes Judah will live in peace and prosperity?

ESV Jeremiah 33: 14“Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. 15In those days and at that time I will ...
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In Genesis 49:1-27 is Jacob describing the general future, final days or demise of each of the tribes of his sons/Israel?

KJV Gen 49:1  And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.  Gen 49:2  Gather yourselves together, and ...
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In Genesis 49:1 what does Jacob mean by the “last days”?

KJV Gen 49:1  And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days. Other translations of "in the future" and "in ...
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In Luke 21:24 is Jesus describing the dispersion of “the twelve tribes of Israel”, the 10 “lost” tribes or the remaining 3 tribes?

KJV Luk 21:20  And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.  Luk 21:21  Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let ...
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Were the Jewish-Romans War prophesised in Daniel?

These are the 3 wars starting from AD 70 and ending with the Bar Kochbar revolution. In particular were these wars prompted by the expectation of the coming of the Messiah, again as interpreted from ...
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Is “the day of the LORD” a particular day or any visitation?

The phrase "day of the LORD" is used multiple times in scripture. Do they all point to the same event or to multiple events? Barnes, in "Barnes' Notes" suggests that it is descriptive rather than ...
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In Matthew 19:28 what is “the regeneration”?

Mat 19:27 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore? Mat 19:28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ...
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In Romans 9:6 what is the promise that Paul is assuring the Romans did not fail?

Paul has just made grandiose claims about the indomitable purposes of God in the life of the believer: KJV Rom 8:31  What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against ...
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In Isaiah 45:23 is God saying that all shall bow to God or to Cyrus?

NIV Isaiah 45:23 By myself I have sworn, my mouth has uttered in all integrity a word that will not be revoked: Before me every knee will bow; by me every tongue will swear. In the BibleHub ...
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What does it mean when Jacob declares that Issachar will be used for forced labor?

Before Jacob dies, He says prophetic words about his sons. (I understand that the fact that he condemns Reuben, Simeon and Levi because Reuben slept with one of Jacob's concubine, and Simeon and Levi ...
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In Ezekiel 4:9-13 what is the significance of eating defiled bread for 390 days?

Ezekiel 4:9-13King James Version (KJV) 9 Take thou also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentiles, and millet, and fitches, and put them in one vessel, and make thee bread thereof, ...
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In what ways was Pharaoh “troubling the waters with his feet and fouling the rivers” Ezekiel 32:2

Ezekiel 32:2 (NKJV) "Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pharaoh king of Egypt, and say to him: 'You are like a young lion among the nations, And you are like a monster in the seas, Bursting ...
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What do the three “plucked horns” of Daniel 3:8 represent?

Dan. 3:8 (KJV) says, "I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, ...
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Proper translation of Genesis 49:10 [duplicate]

In Genesis 49:10, comparing ESV with NIV with NETS (Septuagint) with JPS with NKJV, all seem to be saying different things for the second half of the verse - which is correct? This has major ...
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A highway called the Holy Way,and the redeemed shall walk on it. (Isaiah 35:8-9)

Isaiah 35:8-9 (NRSV) 8 A highway shall be there, and it shall be called the Holy Way; the unclean shall not travel on it, but it shall be for God’s people; no traveler, not even fools, ...
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What do the Two Mountains Represent in Daniel 2:35 & 45?

Daniel 2:33-35 (NASB) 34 You continued looking until a stone was cut out without hands, and it struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and crushed them. 35 Then the iron, the clay, the ...
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What is “the last trumpet” to which Paul refers in 1 Cor 15:52?

1 Corinthians 15:52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For there to ...
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Why was Reuben described as being “unstable as water” Gen 49:4?

Unstable as water thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father's bed then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch (Gen 49:4) Throughout Jacobs prophecy in Gen 49, he describes his ...
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What is the “Last trumpet” that Paul was referring to in 1-cor 15:52 [closed]

Trumpets are mentioned in apocalypse and "Day of the LORD" prophecies. E.g Psalm 47:5 (God goes up with the sound of a trumpet) Isaiah 27:13 (God saves his people after a trumpet blast) ...
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Who is the 'Faithful and wise servant' of Matthew 24:45?

Who is the faithful servant that is mentioned in Matthew 24:45 and the following verses? If "Food' is the Word / Truth, and a Faithful Servant is coming to give food at the proper time - could this be ...