The passage in Luke 17 appears to be parallel to Matthew 24. If these passages are parallel, then the birds of prey refer to events evident in the heavens that point to judgment on earth. Like the lightning that flashes in the sky, these phenomena in the heavens "illuminate" the Day of the Lord when the spiritually dead are judged on earth. That is, birds of ...
“I tell you, in that night there will be two in one bed. One will be taken and the other left. There will be two women grinding together. One will be taken and the other left."”
The disciples are interested to know about those taken away and it’s location
“And they said to him, "Where, Lord?" He said to them, "Where the corpse ...
Yes, Luke 21:24, "the trodding down of Jerusalem" is from the prophesy of Daniel 7:25. It does not "allude" to it, as an "allusion" is a passing or casual reference that implies indirect similarity. The prophesy in Luke 21 is the same prophesy of Daniel 7.
But, the site you have referenced, though it has much that is correct, also is greatly confused ...
First, the disciples asked Jesus,
"Where do they go, Lord?"
Big difference. In other words, an equally legitimate interpretation of the disciples' question is that the disciples wanted to know where the events Jesus was telling them about would take place.
First When, Then There
We would do well to expand the context of ...
I know this has been years since the question was asked, but in case don’t have clarity or others see this, I wanted to answer.
One day many years ago, I prayed earnestly to understand Jesus’ answer in Luke 17:37, and He answered my prayer using Scripture. First, I found Matthew 24:28–almost verbatim. It didn’t make sense to me so I compared Luke 17 and ...
Before answering your main question, I want to address whether or not Luke 21:22 and Isa 61:2 are necessarily talking about the same thing, in order to determine how much we should consider Isa 61:2 when interpreting Luke 21:22.
Is there an allusion to Isa 61:2 in Luke 21:22?
It appears that in the question, you're asserting that Jesus in Luke 21:22 is ...
In Revelation 11:1-2 why does the angel tell John to measure the temple?
[Rev 11:1-2 NLT] (1) Then I was given a measuring stick, and I was
told, "Go and measure the Temple of God and the altar, and count the
number of worshipers. (2) But do not measure the outer courtyard, for
it has been turned over to the nations. They will trample the holy
If we keep in mind the perspective of the 1st audience then we will find it easier to discover the meanings of the prophesies of Revelation. Rev. 1:1 stated the time, "things which must shortly come to pass..." Rev. 1:7 said that those who pierced Him would see His coming. Those who pierced Him were those who crucified Him, and those caused Him ...
In Luke 17:37 who are taken, who are left behind and where are they taken?
Luke 17:37 New King James Version
"And they answered and said to Him, “Where, Lord?” So He said to them,
“Wherever the body is, there the eagles will be gathered together.”
Recommend reading Luke 17:20-37 for better understanding, the parallel in Matthew below is a slightly ...