It may also be pointed out that many scholars, including those supportive of the late date, have said that there is no historical proof that there was an empire-wide persecution of Christians even in Domition’s reign Continue reading “Steve Gregg Study Archive”
That the poetic — and I see no reason for doubting the real — date of the Apocalypse is under Vespasian, is so evidently implied in the five kings preceding (for Galba, Otho, and Vitellus, were abortive emperors) that is seems to me quite lawless to deny it.
Continue reading “Samuel Taylor Coleridge Study Archive”
Once the idea of Jesus as an Apocalyptic Prophet was presented to me the whole thing just made sense. The early Christians clearly expected Jesus to return immediately. The synoptic Gospels, on my reading, present Jesus as expecting a final judgment in the near future. It makes sense of his teaching, the warnings of judgment. ‘The Kingdom of God is at hand.
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”
The nail in the coffin of the textbook history for these times is that Simon Bar Kochba issued coins depicting “The Redemption of Israel” – oh, yes, and so did Simon Bar Giora Continue reading “Damien Mackey: Simon Bar Kochba Dated Too Late (2014)”
On the surface there is no gap in Isaiah 61:1-2; looking at Jesus’ teaching, however, He alludes to a gap here. In Luke 4:18-19 Jesus quotes this section of Isaiah up to the last half of vs. 2. Continue reading “Duncan McKenzie: The Last Half of Daniel’s 70th Week (2009)”
A major argument between Preterists and Dispensationalists is the so-called “time gap” between the 69th and 70th seven of Daniel 9-26-27. Those who oppose, the Preterists, argue that it is not supported anywhere in scripture. Are they correct?
The abomination of desolation would be realized when the Romans attacked Jerusalem in AD 66, beginning their siege during the Passover, when Jews from throughout the empire were massed in Jerusalem. Continue reading “Daniel Castellano: The Synoptic Apocalypse (2010)”
Matthew 24:34 is a difficult passage for Bible interpreters. Continue reading “Bob DeWaay: A Solution to the Problem of “This Generation” in Matthew 24:34 (2003)”
This short paper intends to examine some issues relating to the emperor Claudius’ apparently strange decision in AD 49 to marry his niece Agrippina, and advance her son Nero towards the imperial throne, at the expense of his own son Britannicus. Continue reading “Tony Keen: Claudius, Nero, and the Imperial succession (2005)”