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The only prophecy specifically stating that Messiah would be "dead" for three days, came from Jesus himself, shortly before his passion, when he began to reveal to his disciples what was to befall him. There are many, many specific prophecies in the OT about the Messiah, but none that state how long he would be in the grave. If memory serves. Doubtless some ...


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Exodus 12:46 and Numbers 9:12 talk of the Passover lamb, of which no bone shall be broken. Before deciding whether the decision not to break Jesus' legs to hasten death was really in fulfilment of these as prophecies, it is useful to discover whether this might have been a common occurrence. John Dominic Crossan says in The Birth of Christianity, pages ...


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Isaiah wrote for his times and without knowledge of the Christian future. Daniel I Block says in 'My Servant David: Ancient Israel’s Vision of the Messiah', published in Israel’s Messiah (edited by Hess and Carroll), page 22, that in trying to know whether the Israelites of the Old Testament actually understood the Messiah in our terms, it seems we have ...


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In The Rapture Exposed, Barbara R. Rossing offers a good answer for why Jesus doesn't mention the Rapture in His Matthew 24 discourse. She says (page 32) the belief that Christ will return to earth again is foundational for Christians – but this is not the same as the Rapture, which is only a recent theological development. On page 22, she explains that the ...


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Ezekiel Gog and Magog are described in the Book of Ezekiel. Here, Gog can not be a place, as Gog was the putative king of Magog, prophesied to be defeated by Israel, as we see in Ezekiel 39:11: And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea: and it ...


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This question is premised on a faulty understanding of both Mormonism and Christianity. The clear implication of the way it was asked is that few other churches believe what the Scriptures say. Such is not the case. The vast majority of Christian traditions hold very strongly that these Scriptures have been, are being, or will be fulfilled. Considerable ...


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There are two related but distinct biblical issues here. The first is whether the land belongs permanently and unconditionally to the Jews. The second is whether the creation of the modern state of Israel fulfils a prophecy. One does not necessarily follow from the other, since it need not have been God's intention that a Jewish state be set up in the Middle ...


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There are two reasons from the Old Testament that Bethlehem would be significant as the birthplace of Jesus:- First Samuel tells us that Bethelehem was the home town of the future King David: 1 Sam 17:12,15: Now David was the son of that Ephrathite of Bethlehemjudah, whose name was Jesse; and he had eight sons: and the man went among men for an old man ...


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There are verses in Revelation that can be attributed to the USA. This belief features prominently among the Seventh Day Adventists. In Revelation 12:13, we see God's church (the women) persecuted. But she is given the opportunity to flee into the wilderness. 14 But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness ...


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The Seventh Day Adventists believe that America is mentioned in the prophecy. This is concerning the prophecy of Revelation 13. At this point another symbol is introduced. Says the prophet: “I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb.” Verse 11. Both the appearance of this beast and the manner of its rise indicate ...


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Is the USA mentioned in the Bible? The closest one can come is the phrase "islands of the sea". Isaiah 11:11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from ...


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Matthew 2:23 is the only biblical reference to Jesus as a Nazarene. This says that this was in fulfilment of a prophecy, but there is no known Old Testament or apocryphal text that mentions Nazarenes. However, there is another intriguing reference that also seems to suggest that the term was not used simply to refer to residents of the village of Nazareth in ...


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Burton L. Mack, Professor of early Christianity at the School of Theology at Claremont, says one can ask any question of the Bible and get some kind of answer. If the first answer does not appear to be helpful, one can look for another answer to the same question, until the right answer appears. In Who Wrote the New Testament, page 299, he says this is a ...


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Jeremiah preached doom and destruction for forty long years, to such an extent that his name has entered our vocabulary, for someone whose very utterances foreshadow doom. Throughout most of his career, Jeremiah condemned the nation for paying tribute to the great powers who controlled the region, as only the help of God was needed. However, when Babylonian ...


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Concern about Bible prophesies about the Middle East is often associated with Dispensationalists who believe in the 'Rapture', a concept that had its origins in the nineteenth century beginning, according to one critic, with a young girl's vision. In 1830, she attended a healing service where she was said to have seen a vision of a two-stage return of Jesus ...


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It appears that Ezekiel made some wild and inaccurate prophecies: Ezekiel 5:10 prophesied cannibalism among the Jews because of what they had done, saying that fathers would eat sons and sons would eat fathers. He further prophesied, in 5:12: A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be consumed in the midst of ...


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You are misreading those Scriptures, because they are not prophecies. First, there is nothing in Isaiah 52:13-53:5 (KJV) that can be considered a prophecy that nations will end up recognise the wrongs they did to Israel. Written towards the end of the Babylonian Exile, this is one of the 'suffering servant' songs and refers to an unknown hero of the exile: ...


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In the absence of a direct statement about which year Jesus died, we need to infer the year by indirect means. One means is to determine the year Jesus began his ministry and then add to this the number of years of Jesus ministry, to arrive at the year of the crucifixion. Luke's Gospel provides two clues as to the year Jesus began his ministry: Luke ...


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Romans 12:6-8 indicates that Paul saw the ability to prophesy as a gift that one may receive, in the same way as, for example, ministry. In 1 Corinthians 12:8-10, Paul says one may receive the gift of wisdom, another knowledge, another faith, another healing, another the working of miracles, to another prophecy and to others the discerning of spirits or ...


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The "Watcher" is brought up three times in the Book of Daniel, chapter 4. First in verse 13, then 17 followed by the source you cited in verse 23. 4:13 "I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, a watcher and an holy one came down from heaven" 4:17 "17 This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ...



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