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How a promise of safe harbor evolved into a prophecy of the end.

How to cite this article:
Joshua N. Tilton and David N. Bivin, “Completion,” The Life of Yeshua: A Suggested Reconstruction (Jerusalem Perspective, 2023) [].

Matt. 10:23; 16:28; 24:34; Mark 9:1; 13:30;
Luke 9:27; 21:32

(Huck 59, 123, 221; Aland 100, 160, 293;
Crook 111, 178, 333)[1]

וּבִזְמָן שֶׁהֵם רוֹדְפִים אֶתְכֶם בְּעִיר זוֹ נוּסוּ לְעִיר אַחֶרֶת אָמֵן אֲנִי אֹמֵר לָכֶם לֹא תִּגְמְרוּ אֶת עָרֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל עַד שֶׁיָּבוֹא בַּר אֱנָשׁ

When you are harassed in one town, make your way to the next. You have my word that you will not have run out of places in Israel by the time the Son of Man comes.[2]



A reproduction of our reconstruction in an ancient Hebrew script. Font, based on the Isaiah Scroll from Qumran (1QIsaa), created by Kris Udd.




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David flees Jerusalem, as depicted in an illuminated manuscript (ca. 1250 C.E.). Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

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  • Joshua N. Tilton

    Joshua N. Tilton

    Joshua N. Tilton studied at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts, where he earned a B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies (2002). Joshua continued his studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts, where he obtained a Master of Divinity degree in 2005. After seminary…
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    David N. Bivin

    David N. Bivin

    David N. Bivin is founder and editor of Jerusalem Perspective. A native of Cleveland, Oklahoma, U.S.A., Bivin has lived in Israel since 1963, when he came to Jerusalem on a Rotary Foundation Fellowship to do postgraduate work at the Hebrew University. He studied at the Hebrew…
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