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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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What does the rainbow symbolize in the vision of the throne scene in both Ezek. 1:28 and Rev. 4:3?

21And the Lord smelled a sweet savour; and the Lord said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither ...
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Was “no man knows the day or the hour” (Mt. 24:36) a reference to Rosh Hashanah?

It's become common in Messianic Jewish circles and among others who have been impacted by the Hebrew Roots movement to say that Jesus' words in Matt. 24:36 are a clue that He would return on a future ...
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In Psalm 27:6 is there a historic or prophetic reason David is confident that “now” is when he will triumph?

David's life was marked by a long period of being on the run, defeated and so on. However in this Psalm he seems to very confident that the time has come for him to triumph over his enemies. Does this ...
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Is Psalm 146:8 a promise for a particular time?

In Psalm 146:8 it is asserted by a Jew to the Jews that God gives sight to blind people. The context seems to suggest that a physical blindness is being referred to rather than a spiritual one: NIV ...
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Who is “taken out of the way” and what is the function of “ginomai” in 2 Thessalonians 2:7? [duplicate]

Can anyone explain to me why all the major translators render this "until He is taken out of the way", upper case He, implying God. "For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who ...
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Is the Mark of the Beast Actually Voluntary?

Closely Related: - What is the Difference between the Marks of the Beast and Lamb? Apart from "obeying God", or "salvation", etc... Is there anything in the texts to indicate that a person actually ...
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Difference between the Mark of the Beast and the Seal of the Servants?

Closely Related: - Is the Mark of the Beast Actually Voluntary? Is there a difference between the "Mark of the Beast", and the "Seal of the Servants"? If so, what is the difference - how can people ...
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Which forms of Numerology might have been used in Revelation? [closed]

Closely Related: - What is the meaning of "calculate" in Revelation 13:18? 1. Question: In general, Which forms of numerology were in use that the writer of Revelation might have likely ...
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Is the number “144,000” mentioned in Revelation 14 a literal number or a prophetic number?

Is the number "144,000" mentioned in Revelation 14:1-5 a literal number or a prophetic number representing a bigger multitude? 1 Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount ...
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Who is the priest/kohen of 1 Sam 2:35?

Possible answers to this question such as David or Tsadok do not satisfy me because the former was not a priest and the latter didn't remain for ever. NASB, 1 Samuel 2:35 - But I will raise up for ...
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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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Who prophesied in 2 Kings 3:16-19, Elisha or the musician?

The Context In 2 Kings chapter 3, the Kings of Israel, Judah, and Edom are gathered together (v.9a) to go against Moab (v.5-6). But in the hunt with their armies, they were running out of water (v.9b)...
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What do the “thunders”, “voices”, “lightning”, “earthquake”, “hail”, and similar constructions signify in Revelation?

Reading Revelation one finds many descriptions of the same (or nearly the same) great tempest or display of more-than-inclement weather, shall we say, in heaven (i.e., in St. John's vision). This ...
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Are there any Architectural Similarities between Herod's and Ezekiel's Temples?

Closely Related: - In Luke, Was Jesus Dedicated in the Second Temple, or Third? NKJV, Ezekiel 43:10 - “Son of man, describe the temple to the house of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their ...
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Differing English translations of Isaiah 62:5

I'm trying to understand why English translations differ on Isaiah 62:5, and the theological implications of these differences within Christianity. The ESV translates Isaiah 62:5 as: For as a young ...
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In “True Fasts”, Does “Yoke” appear twice to indicate two different kinds of actions?

Closely Related: - Is fasting a requirement on the Day of Atonement? NASB, Isaiah 58:6 - “Is this not the fast which I choose, To loosen the bonds of wickedness, To undo the bands of the yoke | ...
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What is the antecedent of “he” in Daniel 9:27?

I have been having trouble trying to figure out the antecedent of the word "he" in a particular verse of the Bible. I was wondering if you could help. The passage is Daniel 9:25–27: v. 25) Know ...
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John 19:30 - What did Jesus say “was finished”?

Closely Related: - Is there an allusion to Psalm 22 in John 19:30, ‘It is finished’? NKJV, John 19:30 - So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished (Τετέλεσται, interlinear)!...
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Is the prophet referring to Persia when he mentions Elam in Isaiah 21?

A grievous vision is declared unto me; the treacherous dealer dealeth treacherously, and the spoiler spoileth. Go up, O Elam: besiege, O Media; All sighing thereof have I made to cease. -- Isaiah 21:...
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Who does John the Baptist say will receive the “Holy Ghost”?

Matthew chapter 3 verses 7-12 give the account of John the Baptist's confrontation with the Pharisees and Sadducees regarding the reason why he was baptizing people. He gave them a warning to repent ...
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When do those who think the 70 weeks of Daniel 9 refer to years think the weeks began?

I have recently been looking into possible dates for the beginning of Jesus' ministry. I believe that Daniel's weeks of years prophecy refers to when Jesus begins His ministry (I used to errantly ...
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Why did no New Testament books mention AD70? [closed]

My full question is; which of the New Testament books were written after AD70? Assuming there are several, why did none of them mention the 'earth-shattering' events of AD70? The destruction of the ...
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In Mark - What is the Basis for a House of Prayer for all Nations?

1. Question In Mark, was Jesus expecting Jews and Non-Jews in the Temple? What are the Biblical bases for this? Does the Hebrew text clarify this? 2. The Text : NASB, Mark 11:17 - And as he ...
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Daniel 10:21 > What is the Book of Truth?

In the book of Daniel, an angel tells the prophet that he will tell him what is written in the "Book of Truth". Daniel 10:21 (NIV) but first I will tell you what is written in the Book of Truth. (No ...
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Was Jonah's prophecy of Nineveh's destruction fulfilled?

Regarding prophecy, the Zondervan Encyclopedia states: Sometimes one feature of a prediction may involve a condition though the prediction as a whole is unconditional. The conditional nature of ...
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Is 1 John 2:8 a reference to 2 Thessalonians 2:3?

In 2 Thessalonians Paul seems to say that it can't possibly be the last hour because prior to the return of Christ there must be a rebellion: 2 Thessalonians 2:3 (NIV) Don’t let anyone deceive ...
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In Revelation 19:16, of which kings is Jesus king?

KJV Rev_19:16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. We know that Jesus is the Christ/son of David and thus king of the Jews, or at least ...
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Analyze Isaiah 14:18-19.

What is the new thing God is doing in Isaiah 14:18-19? And what is the historical background of this idea? Did it develop out of another Jewish concept?
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Ezekiel 43:9 “dwell in [WHOSE] midst forever”?

Now let them put away their whoring and the dead bodies of their kings far from me, and I will dwell in their midst forever. (Ezekiel 43:9 ESV) In whose midst is God going to be dwelling forever?
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What was the man Clothed in Linen says to Daniel in Chapter 12:7?

Hi beloveds I have very much confused several times for now and I could not find the answer so far. what does the Angel says to Daniel , when daniel ask him how long will it takes to end these wonders....
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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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In Revelation 21:19-20, would the foundation stones be visible?

In Revelation 21:19-20, would the foundation stones be visible?: Rev 21:19 The foundations of the city wall were decorated with all kinds of gems: The first foundation was jasper, the second ...
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In Amos 9:13 - What does “The Plowman will Overtake the Reapers” Mean?

1. The Text : NAS, Amos 9:13 - When the plowman will overtake [וְנִגַּ֤שׁ] the reaper ... 2. Question, A Word-Study : These are at least two very different understandings of "overtake" in this ...
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In Genesis 49:10 what is the “Time of Shiloh”?

Besides the Biblical-era city what is "Shiloh", is the time of Shiloh yet to happen? Is Shiloh a person, battle or other event? It seems to have a connection with Genesis 49:10: The sceptre shall ...
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2 Kings 9 - Whose message did the assistant prophet deliver?

2 Kings 9 An assistant prophet (young prophet / prophet's servant / son of the prophet) is sent by Elisha to anoint Jehu and say "Thus saith the Lord, I have anointed thee king over Israel" (verse 3). ...
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Antichrist, Man of Lawlessness, Beast of Revelation 13

It is generally assumed that the antichrist, the man of lawlessness, and the beast in Revelation 13 all refer to the same end time enemy of God. What is the basis for this assumption? Are there ...
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Matthew 11:13: “prophesied untill John” - No prophesies after John the Baptist?

For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John (KJV, Matthew 11:13) It looks like the phrase "until John" marks a special watermark here as if either there would be no more prophesies after ...
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Visions vs Dreams in Joel 2:28, Acts 2:17

In Joel 2:28 (NIV), he prophesied "And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions." ...
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Who or what is meant by the “ten men” of Zechariah 8:23?

Zechariah 8:23 Thus says the LORD of hosts: In those days ten men from the nations of every tongue shall take hold of the robe of a Jew, saying, ‘Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is ...
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Why did Rachel weep for her children?

We all know the famous, dark side of Christmas: When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who ...
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How could Rachel fulfill Joseph's dream if she was dead?

Genesis 35:24 states that the only two sons of Rachel were Joseph and Benjamin: The sons of Rachel were Joseph and Benjamin. Genesis 35:16-19 makes it clear that Rachel died in Childbirth. They ...
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From the time what came to be? - Isaiah 48:16

I'm just not sure what the it is referring to here, or is it implied? Is it connected to wherever there is? Isaiah 48:16 (ESV) Draw near to me, hear this: from the beginning I have not spoken ...
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How do we know that the 'land' in Gen 15:13 is Egypt?

Genesis 15:13 (KJV) 13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land [that is] not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; ...
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What is meant by “The iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full” in Genesis 15:16?

What is meant by the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full? Genesis 15:14-16 (KJV) 13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land [that is] not ...
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Did the Israelites of Samaria necessarily have a literal cow idol in their temple?

Hosea 8:4-5 states: They have set up kings, but not by Me; They have appointed princes, but I did not know it. With their silver and gold they have made idols for themselves, That they ...
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Did God lose a fight to another deity?

2 Kings 3:26-27 reads 26 When the king of Moab realized he was losing the battle, he and 700 swordsmen tried to break through and attack the king of Edom, but they failed. 27 So he took his ...
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To which scriptures of “the prophets” does Acts 10:43 refer?

Acts 10:43: "To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name." (ESV) Here Peter, as recorded by Luke, indicates that “all the ...
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1 Tim 2:12: What about a woman prophesying with authority over a man? [closed]

For as long as I can remember I have implicitly read this verse as specifically referring to office-authority, IE church leadership role. Given Paul's implicit endorsement of women prophesying in 1 ...
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Looking Me Whom They Have Pierced - Zechariah 12:10

“And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced... (Zechariah 12:10 NKJV) The New ...
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Who is the Branch of Zechariah 6:12?

In Zechariah 6:12 (KJV) it reads: And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name [is] The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall ...