Jerusalem will be trampled by the nations until the Gentile Times are Fulfilled. — Luke 21:24

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  • Slidin Fast
    Slidin Fast

    Ozziepost, I'm late for this party but my first thought was:

    Here we go again !
  • peacefulpete

    The writers of Daniel, Baruch, Enoch, Revelation etc. and the Gospels naturally had a narrow focus on recent events. Their world was unraveling, and they desired and anticipated divine intervention. Typological interpretation was the rage. Parallels were perceived and pronounced. A review of the works from the late 2nd temple period reveals the strenuous effort to understand their world by looking at the past. Even a past that never really was.

  • Jeffro


    Fisherman, I prefer Jesus' interpretation.

    *The interpretation later attributed to Jesus.

    Jesus warned: When one catches sight of the disgusting thing that causes desolation, “standing in a holy place,” “standing where it ought not,” then let those in Judea begin fleeing to the mountains

    This interpretation, attributed to Jesus after Jerusalem’s destruction, is called an analogy.

  • Fisherman

    Fisherman, I prefer Jesus' interpretation.

    Vidqun, I prefer Jesus’ interpretation, obviously the one I posted. But everyone can have their view.

  • ozziepost

    Slidin Fastan hour ago
    Ozziepost, I'm late for this party but my first thought was:


  • peacefulpete

    Jeffro...I 'll be brief in commenting on your 3.5 year span of Rev referring to 66-70. The writer of Rev was actively sourcing OT for parallels and symbols. The events under Antiochus (the blasphemer who called himself a god) became the archetype for a host of antichrist figures. Revelation has Rome in focus and its foremost blasphemer Nero.

    Rev 13 uses the Daniel motif (1260 days , 42 months 3.5 year) in reference to the time Nero Redivivus will be limited to.

    In (11:2) it's used as emphasizing the limits of the time of domination of the 'Holy city' and persecution of Christians until their death.

    In (12:6) it is used in a different context, the woman being taken care of for 1260 days. Again, here it has become a placeholder metaphor for a period of waiting.

    In other words, it has become thoroughly detached from any temporal meaning but rather has become a metaphor for limited time.

  • Anony Mous
    Anony Mous
    Jerusalem had kings after Zedekiah. Currently they even have a Jewish “king”.
    So shouldn’t this prophesy be fulfilled by now, regardless of the calculation that is used?

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