a fascinating timeline of these events, beginning with the martyrdom of James, the brother of Jesus. Continue reading “Adam Maarschalk: The Historical Events Leading Up to 70 AD (2009)”
Had I perceived that you were all zealously disposed to go to war with the Romans, and that the purer and more sincere part of the people did not propose to live in peace, I had not come out to you, nor been so bold as to give you counsel; for all discourses that tend to persuade men to do what they ought to do is superfluous, when the hearers are agreed to do the contrary. Continue reading “Ovid Need: King Agrippa’s Speech To the Nationalists (1998)”
There will come to pass in the last time a war which will throw the world into confusions and be deceptive in guile. A man who is a matricide will come from the ends of the earth in flight and devising penetrating schemes in his mind. He will destroy every land and conquer all. (Sibylline Oracle 5) Continue reading “Nero, the Beast Study Archive”
Hello again, my friends. With the understanding that God has made us bread to be broken and shared with the eater, I thought I’d sit down and break you off a little. Continue reading “Duncan McKenzie: The Revelation of Jesus Christ (2007)”
And he sent forth his armies: This was accomplished by the Roman forces in the destruction of Jerusalem; which may with propriety be called the army of God, as fulfilling his will. LeClerc and Whitby. “The armies of God are his angels, by whose ministry he acts, (l Kings xxii. 19; Luke ii. 13), they distribute his judgments, and by the Romans, brought them, (that is, pestilence and famine,) on Jerusalem.” Grotius.
The problem is that the phrase “this generation” meant Jesus’ own generation and “all these things” seemingly includes Jesus’ second coming. Had a future generation been intended he should have said “that generation” Continue reading “Making sense of Jesus’ prophecy by taking Matthew 24:1-35 literally (1998)”
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Joseph, or Josephus as be became known, lived through the most turbulent period of the Jewish-Roman wars, and — to the joy of later historians — loved writing as much as he enjoyed talking about himself… his boastful personality is inextricably linked to the extraordinary life he led, and to his unique closeness to the decision makers on both sides of the war. Whatever one thinks of his character or actions, his eye for detail and his fascination with the politics driving Rome and Jerusalem make him one of the most immediate and exciting writers of the first century. Continue reading “Dominic Selwood: Two millennia after the sack of Jerusalem (2014)”
“And great hail from heaven fell upon men, each hailstone about the weight of a talent.”
Continue reading “Josephus Parallels? Revelation 16:21 and Wars of the Jews 5:6:3”
Now the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And great Babylon was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath Continue reading “Josephus Parallels? Revelation 16:19 and Wars of the Jews 5:1:1”
And there were noises and thundering and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such a mighty and great earthquake as had not occurred since men were on the earth. Continue reading “Josephus Parallels? Revelation 16:18 and Wars of the Jews 4:4:5”
Like every self-respecting Israeli youth movement, my Hanoar Ha’oved branch in Herzliya also held a mock trial for Josephus Flavius, aka Yosef Ben-Matityahu, under the heading “traitor or hero?”
In conclusion, what seems to be Josephus’s authentic portrait of Jesus depicts him as a wise teacher and miracle worker, with an enthusiastic following of Jewish disciples who, despite the crucifixion of their master by order of Pontius Pilate in collusion with the Jerusalem high priests, remained faithful to him up to Josephus’s days. Continue reading “Geza Vermes: Jesus in the Eyes of Josephus (2010)”
In this post we will focus on the 10 horns/kings who did not yet have authority when John wrote his book, but who would soon “receive authority for one hour as kings” with the scarlet beast. Continue reading “Josephus Lists the 10 Horns Who Received Authority for “One Hour” (Revelation 17:12)”
Jerusalem became a brothel and a torture chamber. And also a shrine.