by the ministry of the disciple whom He loved, and whom He permitted to tarry till His coming, He emphatically warned the Churches, of the impending overthrow.
This was the second coming of Christ, which he foretold so vividly that its literal fulfilment must have given his disciples a still clearer proof of his Messiahship
Can you, as Eliezar Ben Yair, rally Jerusalem’s defenders to exact a fearful price on the besiegers, or escape to fulfill your destiny at Masada?
Luke 21:32. Amen, I say to you, this generation shall not pass away till all things be fulfilled.
One great and valuable result of the whole is, that the question of Prophecy is not a difficult one; and another, that all has been fulfilled.
It pleased God to employ in this capacity human agents, and not the elements, as the immediate instruments of his just vengeances and the destined period was now at hand
Hammond was a preterist, one who believes the events of the Apocalypse had already come to pass
By referring to the notes on Rev. vi. 12—17, it will be seen that Hammond and Lightfoot interpret the passage as descriptive of the “destruction of Jerusalem and the whole Jewish state”
It remains the liturgical language of several churches in the Middle East, India, and the west, and ‘Modern Syriac’ is a vernacular still in use today.
Now saith Christ, when you shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh: hath not Jerusalem been compassed with armies, and hath it not been laid waste? your house desolate, and scattered as the prophet said?