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What are the "powers of the heavens" in Matthew 24:29?

Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. ...
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Did Christ not know the season and time when the Jews would flee in Matthew 24:20?

Praying The omniscient God knows all things, who, what and when, things will happen. But disciples are taught to pray for things, anyway. (Check the Lord's prayer contents.) Christ, of course, knew ...
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Eagles or Vultures? (Matthew 24:28, Luke 17:37)

Eagles or Vultures The Greek etymologies have been discussed adequately in other answers: the word may legitimately be translated either way because of ambiguity. But we move on to the context of this ...
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Are Jesus’s words in Matt. 24:28 parabolic, idiomatic, or prophetic/literal?

Matthew 24:28 is an idiom that conveys the idea that one can anticipate events by observing certain phenomena. Although one may not see a body lying low on the ground, but the presence of vultures in ...
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Eagles or Vultures? (Matthew 24:28, Luke 17:37)

I suspect this is a translation interpretive choice, as it doesn't seem like Greek has a specific word for "vulture" (Google Translate only gives a fairly generic word for "bird" ...
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