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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?

Allow me to quote the passage concerned: Matt 24 - 38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark. 39 And ...
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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?

I will propose a different interpretation: Jesus is not saying there's anything wrong with eating or getting married; rather, He is pointing out that the ordinary activities of daily life--life as ...
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Translation of "this generation will not pass away" in Matthew 24:34?

The short answer to this excellent question is: NO, it is not a good translation. As a linguist who has worked in Bible translation for 40 years, I have had to study this phrase in detail many times. ...
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Does the sower and the planter receive different rewards in 1 Corinthians 3:6-8?

Don't stretch the metaphors too much. While other passages such as 1 Timothy 5:17 do indicate that the ministry of some people is of a higher status than others, what Paul is saying here in 1 ...
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Translation of "this generation will not pass away" in Matthew 24:34?

If you assume that Jesus was not trying to trick his disciples, Matt 24:34 would be referring to events Jesus had previously mentioned that were to be fulfilled during the generation of his disciples. ...
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In Romans 11:25 what is "the fullness of the Gentiles"?

The Idea in Brief The "Fulness (sic) of the Gentiles" is the time when Gentile dominion on the earth ends, and the visible theocratic kingdom on earth once again begins. When the theocratic kingdom ...
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Rev 12:1 What is the exact translation of "clothed with the sun"

γυνη περιβεβλημενη τον ηλιον Revelation 12:1 [TR undisputed] clothed with the sun [KJV] having been clothed with the sun [Green's Literal Translation] arrayed with the sun [Young's Literal ...
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1 Timothy 4:10; is the Will of the Father to save all Human beings?

The text of 1 Tim 4:10 says what it says - that God wants to save all people. This idea is taught in many places such as: John 1:29, “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” ...
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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?

The context is the key, which is explicitly listed for each text; Ezekiel 7:6 Nebuchadnezzar conducted three sperate campaigns against Jerusalem: The first in 605 BC when Daniel was taken captive ...
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What does it mean in Revelation 21:1 when it says, "...and the sea was no more."?

Literal v Figurative In your 1st analysis, your understanding of "sea" is not literal, which is correct. Rev. 13:1 says, And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the ...
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In Matthew 24:38

Just as "eating and drinking" are two parts of the one act of partaking of a meal, so "marrying and giving in marriage" are two parts of the one ceremony of marriage. That is, to ...
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Who is the woman in Revelation 12?

I disagree with the answer given here. the Woman cannot be spiritual Israel without any connection to physical Israel, because spiritual Israel did not birth Yahuwshuwa (Jesus). No where in the ...
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Is there any interpretative room for considering the prophetic predictions of Matthew 24:29-31 as already fulfilled?

The first reason to believe the predictions of Matthew 24:29-31 are fulfilled is that's the most straightforward way of reading the text. Matthew 24:34 (shortly after) says "Truly I tell you, ...
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What did Martha most likely mean by "the last day" in John 11:24?

The "Last Day" ἐσχάτῃ ἡμέρᾳ (yes, usually in the dative case) is a technical phrase, that occurs regularly: John 6:39, 40 - And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that I shall lose none ...
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Colossians 1:18; "the firstborn from the dead" literal or symbolic?

To answer your question, it is both literal and symbolic. The phrase, "firstborn" can mean literally the "first one to be alive from the process of birthing." Of course, "...
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1 Timothy 4:10; is the Will of the Father to save all Human beings?

The answers I see here so far all seem to subscribe to the idea of a General Atonement (Jesus died for all men) but there is also the concept of Limited Atonement (that Jesus died only for his chosen ...
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What does Revelation 14:11 mean by "they have no rest, day or night"?

'If any man worship the beast' ... 'he shall be tormented in fire and brimstone' ... 'before the holy angels and before the Lamb' ... 'And the smoke of their torment ascends up to ages of ages' ... '...
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What does the image of burning up the chaff in Matthew 3:12 convey?

An Exhaustive Analysis of Matthew 3:12: [Matthew 3:12] His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear His threshing floor; and He will gather His wheat into the barn, but He will ...
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By switching from "those days" to "that day," does Matthew 24:36 imply a transition into a separate topic?

This is rather uncomplicated: in Matt 24 "those days" refers to the time just prior to "that day". More specifically: V29-22 describes "those days" of turbulation just ...
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Exegesis of Matthew 13:30; 40-42

A hermeneutic point is about two different words that can be used for 'sickle', the instrument used at harvest-time. A sickle is used for the harvest of good wheat to be safely gathered in. Another ...
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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?

Yes, Jesus meant that generation in which He spoke the words. The disciples asked Him when that temple would be torn down (Matt. 24:3). "`Tell us, when shall these be? and what [is] the sign of ...
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Who does the Bible say the Two Olive Trees and Two Lampstands (Two Witnesses) are?

No discussion of the olive trees/lampstands should ignore Zechariah ch4, where they are first seen in a vision. They are identified in vv13-14 as "the two anointed who stand by the Lord of the ...
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Who does the Bible say the Two Olive Trees and Two Lampstands (Two Witnesses) are?

The two witness of Revelation 11:1-13 are actually given several titles including: two lampstands two olive trees two prophets In understanding these symbols, we seek their echo from other places in ...
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Antichrist, Man of Lawlessness, Beast of Revelation 13

Tau's answer explains why the antichrist may be synonymous with the man of lawlessness and the beast described in Revelation 13. I would add to that as the question also asks: Are there any reasons ...
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What does it mean in Revelation 21:1 when it says, "...and the sea was no more."?

I think you are on the right track in thinking that this is meant to speak of the permanently peaceful conditions in Revelation 21 and 22. Another possibility to consider: since the perfect state at ...
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Sleeping in the grave until Christ's second coming?

The Hebrew word שׁכב in Deuteronomy 31:16 doesn't necessarily mean only to "sleep", but it can also mean simply to "lie down" (e.g. Genesis 28:11 KJV). In fact, the JPS Tanakh chooses to translate ...
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Does "new" in New Heavens and New Earth mean "renewed" or "new creation"?

Though some make a case for a renewal of the Heavens and earth based on such references as “the everlasting hills” (Genesis 49:26; Habakkuk 3:6) and the earth being “established forever” (Psalms 78:69;...
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