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It's symbolic. Dan means: Judge Manasseh means: Causing to forget The theme of the Old Testament is law and judgment, but the New Testament teaches that grace causes God to "forget" our sins through the blood of Jesus. Hence the name Dan being in the Old Testament list and Manasseh being in the New Testament.


From the Catholic Editions of the Bible, the multitude means the Church, the spiritual Israel, the assembly belonging to Christ and to the Father, marked as and are the children of God, the people of God on earth praising God. The Footnote to Revelation 7:4 Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE) has: hundred and forty-four thousand: A ...


The commentary on 2 Thessalonians 2:4 (that Antichrist "sitteth in the temple of God") of the very anti-Protestant Original Douay-Rheims Bible says: St. Augustine therefore li. 20 de civit. c. 19 and St. Jerome q. 11 ad Algasiam. do think, that this sitting of Antichrist in the temple, doth signify his sitting in the Church of Christ, rather than in ...


When I was a pre-tribber I learned that the rapture was indicated at Rev 4:1, as is taught at this site. http://ldolphin.org/kingdom/ch4.html There are other views now, which are discussed on this paper. http://www.tms.edu/tmsj/tmsj13h.pdf Personally I don't believe the rapture is taught in Revelation, or even in the whole Bible. A close comparison of 1 ...

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