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Are the seven heads and ten horns in Daniel the same as the seven heads and ten horns in Revelation?

In Daniel 7, the fourth beast had ten horns, but then an 11th horn came up and uprooted three of the other horns, leaving 8 horns. In Revelation, there are three beasts with seven heads and ten horns ...
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Does the Rev. MLK, Jr. fulfill the description of a true prophet in Deuteronomy 18:14-22? [closed]

Does Martin Luther King Jr meet the requirements for being a biblical prophet? He made a prophecy “free at last, free at last” Prophecy was fulfilled by the outlawing of Jim Crow laws. He was then ...
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What time period is Hosea 3:4-5 predicting?

Hosea 3:4-5 says that there will be a period of time that the children of Israel will have no king, nor sacrifices, nor efod or terafim: כִּ֣י ׀ יָמִ֣ים רַבִּ֗ים יֵֽשְׁבוּ֙ בְּנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל אֵ֥ין ...
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Cannibalism as God's judgement Ezekiel 5:9-10

In Ezekiel 5 9 And I will do in thee that which I have not done, and whereunto I will not do any more the like, because of all thine abominations. 10 Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in the ...
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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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Who is the "David" in Ezekiel 37:25?

Who is the David in Ezekiel 37:25 They shall dwell in the land that I gave to my servant Jacob, where your fathers lived. They and their children and their children’s children shall dwell ...
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Why is the prophecy of the end times given to Daniel instructed to be sealed, while the one given to John is not?

But you, Daniel, roll up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge.” (Daniel 12:4 NIV) Then he told me, “Do not seal up the words ...
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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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Are there systematic hermeneutical principles that help clarify which prophecies have double fulfilments?

I'm exploring the prophets and Ezra at the moment. In them, there are many prophecies that either refer to the day of The LORD. Now, the day of The LORD seems to refer in different contexts to: A) The ...
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How does Revelation 2:28 relate to Revelation 22:16 and 2 Peter 1:19

As quoted by Jesus: And I will give him the morning star. -Revelation 2:28 “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify to you about these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of ...
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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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Why does God refer to David as his Firstborn? Psalm 89:27

Psalm 89:20 ,27 NASB 20 “I have found David My servant;With My holy oil I have anointed him,27 “I also shall make him My firstborn, The highest of the kings of the earth. David was not a firstborn ...
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Daniel 12:11 (NASB)...What is implied by the word "ta-med". Can we rightfully add the word "sacrifice" to the word "regular"

Daniel is telling us that the regular (sacrifice) is to be abolished and the abomination of desolation is to be set up and that there will follow 1290 days. At which point something presumably of ...
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Matthew 24:1-2 No stone left upon another, prophecy failed?

In Matthew 24:1-2 Jesus makes a prophecy about the temple buildings being totally destroyed and that not a stone shall lay upon another; 1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his ...
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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 Ezekiel 29:3, was the writer addressing the office of pharaoh in general?

According to, The IVP Bible Background COMMENTARY Old Testament. P.716 Ezekiel 29:3. identity of pharaoh. The reigning monarch in Egypt at this time was Apries (Ho- phra), who ruled 589-570 B . C . ...
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How did Jesus complete the sign of Jonah?

Matthew 12:40 ESV For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. To those who ...
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How do we translate Daniel 9:26?

Why do so many of the Bible versions translate Daniel 9:26 as "the Messiah" or "Messiah" when instead the more literal translation seems to be "a messiah"? King James ...
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Luke 21:24 - When did "the times of the Gentiles" start?

Luke 21:24 And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. When did ...
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Is Psalm 2 referencing the Tower of Babel?

“Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying, “Let us burst ...
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Is the timeline of the stone in Daniel 2:34-44 defined?

In Daniel 2, a stone crushes the statue of Nebuchadnezzar's vision. This stone grows and covers the Earth. "In the days of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which will never ...
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Which covenant was confirmed "with the many"for one week? (Daniel 9:27)

Daniel 9:27 (NET Bible) 27 He will confirm a covenant with many for one week. But in the middle of that week, he will bring sacrifices and offerings to a halt. On the wing[ of abominations will ...
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Does Matthew 10:23 impact the interpretation of Jesus' second coming?

Matthew 10:23 (KJV) "When they persecute you in this city, flee to another. For assuredly, I say to you, you will not have gone through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes. In this ...
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What is the significance of not putting the linen waistband in water in Jeremiah 13:1?

Jeremiah 13:1 NASB 13 Thus the Lord said to me, “Go and buy yourself a linen waistband and put it around your waist, but do not put it in water.” What was the significance of not putting the linen ...
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Was Deborah prophesying or judging - Judges 4:4,5

According to the Bible Deborah’s title and hence office/vocation was prophetess “Now Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth, was judging Israel at that time.” ‭‭Judges‬ ‭4:4‬ ‭ESV‬ It is true ...
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What is Isaiah 11:15 referring to?

And the Lord shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind shall he shake his hand over the river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men go over ...
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Does the word 'prophesy' in 1 Corinthians 14:3 include preaching/teaching?

When we use the word 'prophesy' or 'prophecy', we often take it to mean a spontaneous utterance from God through a human, usually in the first person (eg the Lord says "I am doing a new thing..."). ...
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What is Jeremiah 31:34a speaking about when promising a cessation of men teaching one another?

Jeremiah 31:34 promises some sort of cessation of religious teaching under this covenant made with Israel: וְלֹא יְלַמְּדוּ עוֹד אִישׁ אֶת־רֵעֵהוּ וְאִישׁ אֶת־אָחִיו לֵאמֹר דְּעוּ אֶת־יְהֹוָה כִּי־...
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Deeper understanding as to why Isaiah 49:3's reference to "My Servant, Israel" fits in the larger context of Isaiah 49's Messianic prophetic account

Related Posting: In Isaiah 49 is the servant the messiah or is he Israel? Isaiah 49 New American Standard Bible 1995 Salvation Reaches to the End of the Earth 49 Listen to Me, O islands, And pay ...
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Why do the four living creatures introduce the four horsemen in Revelation? What relationship do they have with these horsemen? What is their work?

In Revelation 4 & 5 we see the four living creatures leading the praises to God, and ceaselessly singing "Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God almighty. But then we see these creatures introducing the ...
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In Matthew 24:29–31, who are the elect, why and where were they scattered, when are they gathered, and to where are they gathered?

Matthew 24:29–31 29 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens ...
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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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2 Thes. 2.6-9; "until among the midst be fufilled"; and the coming in v9 is referring Christ; not the son of perdition. Any issues with my rendering?

I believe that 2 Thes. 2.6-9; has been mistranslated; V.7, should read "until among the mist (G3319) be fufilled (G1096)" instead of "out of the way be taken"; and "coming&...
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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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Did Jeremiah's prophecy about Pharaoh's defeat at Nebuchadnezzar’s hands fail?

Jeremiah 46:2-12 foretells Necho's defeat at Carchemish, which indisputably happened. The fulfillment of verses 13-26, on the other hand, is a tad bit unclear. This second Egypt-concerned message ...
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Oracle of the lord: why is it repeated so often?

To me, it sounds very weird that the words "Oracle of the lord" are being repeated so often, even in the same sentence, and when it is clear from the context that what is being said is an &...
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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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What is the meaning of "seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks" in Daniel 9:25-26?

I understand that "threescore" is 3 x 20, thus threescore and two is 62, but why seven plus threescore and two? Wouldn't be more preferable threescore and nine? Is there a linguistic or other ...
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Are the signs mentioned in Mark 16:17-18 universally expected of all true believers?

Mark 16:17-19 (ESV): 17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 they will pick up serpents with their hands; and if ...
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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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Which is the day described in verse Amos 8:9?

"In that day," declares the Sovereign Lord, I will make the sun go down at noon and darken the earth in broad daylight. Amos 8:9 What 'day' is Amos referring to?
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Why does it say the Israelites chose Jeroboam as king of Israel in 2 Kings 17?

2 Kings 17:21 NLT For when the Lord tore Israel away from the kingdom of David, they chose Jeroboam son of Nebat as their king. Then Jeroboam drew Israel away from following the Lord and made them ...
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Why is Isaiah 9:6 translated in the future tense

In different translations of Isaiah 9:6 we see (emphasis mine): ESV: For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called ...
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Second beast or the image that will force the people to receive a mark on their hands or forehead in Revelation 13:15-16?

Revelation 13:15-16 NASB 15 And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast would even speak and cause as many as do not worship the image of the ...
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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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A rule of prophecy: Deutoronomy 18:22

Can we derive a rule of prophecy from this verse? Surely there must be a time frame within the waiting period of prophecy, If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the LORD does not take place or ...
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How is it possible for Israel to command Jehovah?

Isaiah 45:11 Thus saith the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me. How can the created command 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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Has Isaiah 4:1 been fulfillled?

Isaiah 4:1 ESV 4 And seven women shall take hold of one man in that day, saying, “We will eat our own bread and wear our own clothes, only let us be called by your name; take away our reproach.” In ...
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Isaiah 29:18 about the Quran?

A few Muslims claim that Isaiah 29:18 is about the Quran what would you answer? Isa 29:18 - On that day the deaf will hear the words of the scroll, and out of the deep darkness the eyes of the blind ...

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