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Esther: Another HIstorical Prophetic Allegory

Esther: Another Historical Prophetic Allegory   For a review of the Bibleʼs use of historical prophetic allegories, go here: https://www.worthychristianforums.com/blogs/entry/839-introduction-hebraic-roots-pre-wrath/   Chapter 1: A king of kings makes a great feast “for all the chiefs [sarim] and servants of the power of” his realm. Esth. 1:3; cf. Rev. 4, Luke 14:15-16. The worldly queen, celebrating her own “feast for the women” (1:9), is summoned to appear before the

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Daniel 9:24-27 Examined, Part 7: Were Verses 26b-27 Fulfilled Historically?

https://www.worthychristianforums.com/blogs/entry/1403-index-and-summaries-of-articles/ Daniel 9:24-27 Examined, Part 7: Were Verses 26b-27 Fulfilled Historically? Here is some of the historical viewʼs evidence, showing that Daniel 9:26b-27ʼs seven specific prophecies have already been fulfilled: 1-2) Vespasian, a widely-revered Roman military commander, arrived in the Holy Land in early 67 A.D. Emperor Nero had sent him to quell a revolt begun in 66 by many of the Jews against th

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Daniel 9:24-27 Examined, Part 6: Do Verses 26b-27 Prophesy Future Events?

Index and summaries of all articles is here: https://www.worthychristianforums.com/blogs/entry/1403-index-and-summaries-of-articles/ Daniel 9:24-27 Examined, Part 6: Do Verses 26b-27 Prophesy Future Events? Daniel 9:26b “…and people of a leader/commander, the one coming in, he shall cause to destroy the city and the sanctuary. And its end shall be with a flood of attackers, and unto an end of battle/warfare, desolations being decreed. 27 And he shall cause to prevail/confirm (or, shall

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Daniel 9:24-27 Examined, Part 5: Verse 27

Index and summaries of all articles is here: https://www.worthychristianforums.com/blogs/entry/1403-index-and-summaries-of-articles/ Daniel 9:24-27 Examined, Part 5: Verse 27 And now we come to what may be the most variously translated – and mistranslated – verse of the Bible, Daniel 9:27. To quote from Part 1: “The translatorʼs dilemma is compounded when he has no clear understanding of the doctrine or prophecy being expressed! In such cases, the interpretation often reflects the pres

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Daniel 9:24-27 Examined, Part 4: Verse 26

Index and summaries of all articles is here: https://www.worthychristianforums.com/blogs/entry/1403-index-and-summaries-of-articles/ Daniel 9:24-27 Examined, Part 4: Verse 26 וְאַחֲרֵי/Then after הַשָּׁבֻעִים/the weeks שִׁשִּׁים/sixty וּשְׁנַיִם/and two יִכָּרֵת/shall be cut off [Niphal Imperfect 3ms] מָשִׁיחַ/Messiah, וְאֵין/but not לֹו/for him(self) [ל: preposition-prefix “for;” ו: pronoun-suffix “him/his”]… “Then after the 62 weeks, Messiah shall be cut off, but not for himself

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Daniel 9:24-27 Examined, Part 3: Verse 25

Index and summaries of all articles is here: https://www.worthychristianforums.com/blogs/entry/1403-index-and-summaries-of-articles/ Daniel 9:24-27 Examined, Part 3: Verse 25 וְתֵדַע/Now you should know [Qal Imperfect (incomplete action) 2ms with disjunctive ו prefix] וְתַשְׂכֵּל/and you should cause to be understood [Hiphil Imperfect 2ms]: מִן־/from מֹצָא/a going forth דָבָר/of a word/command לְהָשִׁיב/for the purpose to cause to restore [Hiphil Infin. Constr. with ל prefix] וְלִבְנֹ

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Part 2 Conclusion

Index and summaries of all articles is here: https://www.worthychristianforums.com/blogs/entry/1403-index-and-summaries-of-articles/ Part 2 Conclusion “a time of an end” Daniel 8:17 …כִּי/because לְעֶת־/for a time of קֵץ/ an end [is] הֶחָזֹֽון/the vision/revelation. “…because the vision is for a time of an end.” – not “the time of the end,” as this is generally mistranslated. (There is no ה/“the” before קץ.) That interpretation has imposed within it the presumption that

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Daniel 9:24-27 Examined, Part 2: Daniel 8ʼs Original Vision of “the Pesha/Rebellion” of the Jews

Index and summaries of all articles is here: https://www.worthychristianforums.com/blogs/entry/1403-index-and-summaries-of-articles/ Daniel 9:24-27 Examined, Part 2: Daniel 8ʼs Original Vision of “the Pesha/Rebellion” of the Jews Daniel 8:1 In the third year of the reign of King Belshazzar, a vision appeared unto me – I Daniel… 3 …[of] a ram… 4 …pushing westward, northward, and southward…[who] did according to his will, and became great… 20 “The ram which you saw: the Baal/[spiri

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Daniel 9:24-27 Examined, Part 1: Verse 24

Index and summaries of all articles is here: https://www.worthychristianforums.com/blogs/entry/1403-index-and-summaries-of-articles/ Daniel 9:24-27 Examined, Part 1: Verse 24 This series of articles will provide a detailed translation of the Hebrew text of Daniel 9:24-27. The hope is that this more explicit translation will help clear up some of the confusion, arguments, and presumptions that have long been associated with this prophecy. Another hope is that these articles will inspire

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The Most Holy Place: The Eighth-Day Solemn Assembly, Shemini Atzereth

Index and summaries of all articles is here: https://www.worthychristianforums.com/blogs/entry/1403-index-and-summaries-of-articles/ The Most Holy Place: The Eighth-Day Solemn Assembly, Shemini Atzereth Leviticus 23:34 …“The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days to the LORD. … 36 …On the eighth day you shall have a holy miqraw/convocation… It is an atzereth/solemn assembly… 39 …a shabbathōn/special sabbath. This seventh and final

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The Most Holy Place: The Feast of Tabernacles, a.k.a. Feast of Ingathering

Index and summaries of all articles is here: https://www.worthychristianforums.com/blogs/entry/1403-index-and-summaries-of-articles/ The Most Holy Place: The Feast of Tabernacles, a.k.a. Feast of Ingathering Leviticus 23:34 …“The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days to the LORD. 35 On the first day there shall be a holy convocation. Exodus 23:16 … the Feast of Ingathering in the going out/forth of the year, when you have gathered in

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The Most Holy Place: The Feast of Trumpets/Rosh Hashanah

Index and summaries of all articles is here: https://www.worthychristianforums.com/blogs/entry/1403-index-and-summaries-of-articles/ The Most Holy Place: The Feast of Trumpets/Rosh Hashanah Leviticus 23:24 “…In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have for yourselves a memorial special sabbath of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. I Kings 1:39 Then Zadok the priest took a horn of oil from the Tabernacle and anointed Solomon. And they blew with th

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The Tabernacle and Court, Part 4: The Most Holy Place

Index and summaries of all articles is here: https://www.worthychristianforums.com/blogs/entry/1403-index-and-summaries-of-articles/ The Tabernacle and Court, Part 4: The Most Holy Place   Under the Mosaic Law of the Israelite Covenant, only the High Priest was allowed to enter into the Most Holy Place of the Tabernacle, and only on one day each year. Lev. 16:2, 34; Heb. 9:7 On that day, the Day of Atonement, he was required to enter the Most Holy Place twice: Leviticus

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The Tabernacle and the Court, Part 3: The Holy Place

Index and summaries of all articles is here: https://www.worthychristianforums.com/blogs/entry/1403-index-and-summaries-of-articles/ The Tabernacle and the Court, Part 3: The Holy Place The first two articles of this series showed that the Court of the Tabernacle consisted of two unseparated parts, representing the physical body and the soul, as well as the first two requirements of the Gospel: 1) A discipleʼs commitment to sacrifice his unholy desires of the flesh, and

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The Tabernacle and the Court, Part 2: The Partly-Enclosed Court and the Laver

Index and summaries of all articles is here: https://www.worthychristianforums.com/blogs/entry/1403-index-and-summaries-of-articles/ The Tabernacle and the Court, Part 2: The Partly-Enclosed Court and the Laver In Part 1 of this series, it was shown that the first, lowest area of the Tabernacle-Court complex held the Altar of Burnt Offering. It symbolizes the first stage of the Gospel: the sacrifice of all of a discipleʼs fleshly appetites that are contrary to Godʼs Commandments.

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The Tabernacle and Court: What They Represent

Index and summaries of all articles is here: https://www.worthychristianforums.com/blogs/entry/1403-index-and-summaries-of-articles/ The Tabernacle and Court: What They Represent   The Mosaic Tabernacle-and-Court (and later, Solomonʼs Temple-and-Court) is the Divine Pattern; is the Way; is the Gospel; is Man. All of the essentials of Godʼs Creation, as well as of His Plan of Salvation, are represented in the Tabernacle-and-Court, with its implements, ordinances, and sacred feast d

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The 1260 Days

Index and summaries of all articles is here: https://www.worthychristianforums.com/blogs/entry/1403-index-and-summaries-of-articles/ The 1260 Days Daniel 11:45 And he [the King of the North] shall 1) plant the tents of his pavilion between the seas at the glorious holy mountain… 2) 12:1 And at that time…there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation unto that same time… Matthew 24:15 Therefore when you see 1) the abomination of deso

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The 1290 and 1335 Days of Daniel 12:11-12

Index and summaries of all articles is here: https://www.worthychristianforums.com/blogs/entry/1403-index-and-summaries-of-articles/ The 1290 and 1335 Days of Daniel 12:11-12 Standard translation of Daniel 12:11-12 Dan. 12:11 And from the time that the daily/continual service shall be taken away, and an abomination of desolation is set up, there shall be 1290 days. 12 Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the 1335 days. Literal translation of Daniel 12:11-12 And from t

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Antiochus Epiphanes and the End Times Part 3: The Prophetic Fulfillment

Index and summaries of all articles is here: https://www.worthychristianforums.com/blogs/entry/1403-index-and-summaries-of-articles/ Antiochus Epiphanes and the End Times Part 3: The Prophetic Fulfillment Daniel 11:21-37 prophesied the most significant acts of Antiochus IV Epiphanes (r. 176 – ca. 164 B.C.), one of Daniel 11ʼs human Kings of the North, and also the acts of the Jews during his rule. “In the time of the end [of the age],” essentially the same deeds, in the same seque

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Antiochus Epiphanes and the End Times Part 2: The Transition from the Past to the Present

Index and summaries of all articles is here: https://www.worthychristianforums.com/blogs/entry/1403-index-and-summaries-of-articles/ Antiochus Epiphanes and the End Times Part 2: The Transition from the Past to the Present Antiochus invaded Egypt twice. In describing the second invasion, Daniel 11:29 cryptically prophesies about the End Times: At the appointed time he shall return and go into the South; but it shall not be like the former [time, when he plundered Egypt], or l

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Antiochus Epiphanes and the End Times Part 1: The History

Index and summaries of all articles is here: https://www.worthychristianforums.com/blogs/entry/1403-index-and-summaries-of-articles/ Antiochus Epiphanes and the End Times Part 1: The History Daniel 11:21 [After the death of Syrian King Seleucus IV in 176 B.C., there] ar[o]se a vile person [Antiochus IV Epiphanes], [who] seize[d] the kingdom by flattery/slickness. 1 Maccabees 1:10 …he had been a hostage in Rome [since 190 B.C., when his father Antiochus III the Great lost most of A

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Index and Summaries of Articles

Index and Summaries of Articles I have been discussing, debating, teaching, and learning about Bible prophecy in online forums for the last 20 years, 4½ of them at Worthy Christian Forums. (Have intensively studied the subject since 1973.) Most of these articles, distilled out of all those years of study and debate, address the great majority of questions which repeatedly crop up on Bible prophecy forums. However, about one-fifth of the articles focus instead on important principles about t

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The Innumerable “Great Multitude” of Revelation 7:9

Index and summaries of all articles is here: https://www.worthychristianforums.com/blogs/entry/1403-index-and-summaries-of-articles/ The Innumerable “Great Multitude” of Revelation 7:9 Rev. 7:9 I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, out of all nations, tribes, peoples and tongues, standing before the [heavenly] throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands. Question: How many people would it take that “no one co

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The Firstfruits and the Harvest

Index and summaries of all articles is here: https://www.worthychristianforums.com/blogs/entry/1403-index-and-summaries-of-articles/ The Firstfruits and the Harvest Under the Mount Sinai Covenant, all firstfruits were to be given to God: not just the firstfruits of the Spring grain harvest, but also of the Autumn harvest of fruit, wine and oil. Likewise, all the firstborn/firstfruit-of-the-womb of both livestock and men – the latter were redeemed with a substitute offering – were to be

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The Levels and Origins of Loves, and Their Ultimate Fulfillment

Index and summaries of all articles is here: https://www.worthychristianforums.com/blogs/entry/1403-index-and-summaries-of-articles/ The Levels and Origins of Loves, and Their Ultimate Fulfillment       Each of the four worlds – the three heavens and the one earth – has both a corresponding element and a corresponding love.      The Greek language has a specific word for each of these four loves: Eros: sexual love, the ultimate love of the flesh. Eros is earthly/physical in n

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