Tumultuous Times

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Premonitions that the Temple's destruction is at hand.

Matt. 24:7-8; Mark 13:8; Luke 21:10-11

(Huck 214; Aland 288; Crook 325)[1]

Revised: 27 October 2022

וַיֹּאמֶר לָהֶם יָקוּם גּוֹי בְּגוֹי וּמַמְלָכָה בְּמַמְלָכָה וְיִהְיֶה רָעָב וְדֶבֶר וּפַחַד וְרַעַשׁ וּמִן הַשָּׁמַיִם סִימָנִים גְּדוֹלִים [תְּחִילַּת חֲבָלִים אֵלּוּ]

“One people group will rise up against another,” Yeshua replied. “And one empire will clash with another. There will be famine, disease, panic and earthquakes. And from the sky unmistakably bad portents will appear. [From these you will know the birthing pains are beginning.][2]


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In Tumultuous Times Jesus foretold various signs that would indicate that the destruction of the Temple was approaching.

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