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Global pandemic. Supply chain shortages. Energy crisis. And now Russia has invaded Ukraine. Hard times and heartbreak confront us all around. And it’s making some people wonder how close we’re advancing toward the End Times.
In this episode of A Jew and A Gentile Discuss, Carly and Ezra talk about this Bible topic that some may prefer to avoid. (It’s not exactly what most people read about for a morning devotional, right?) But, they come at it from a different angle than the typical debates about pre-this or post-that. Their conversation reveals a lot about the Jewish perspective of “the world to come,” and they share some Hebrew words that carry some hefty meaning related to the Last Days. They also mention a ton of Scriptures revealing that this whole idea of “the End Times” is not a New Testament, Christian thing. It's an Old Testament, Jewish thing.
Along the Way
Along the way, they get into some really interesting things like:
Words You Might Learn in This Episode
Eschatology, Olam Haba, Baurch haba, Yakov/Jacob, Israel, aharit hayamim, sof, Am Yisrael, Messiah, Maschiach
Scriptures Referenced in This Episode
Ezekiel 38, Revelation 20:7–10, Psalm 89:14, Matthew 24:1–32, Matthew 25:31-33, Genesis 49, Jeremiah 29:11, Revelation 7–14, Daniel 10:14, Isaiah 39:5–7, Jeremiah 25:12–14, Revelation 3:1–10, 2 Thessalonians 2:3–10, Daniel 10–12, Genesis 3:15, Deuteronomy 18:15, Isaiah 9:6–7, Isiah 59:20, Isaiah 53, Genesis 37–41, Zechariah 9 and 14, John 1:29, Isaiah 53:6, Zechariah 14:8–9, Acts 1:6, Luke 24:50–51, Zechariah 8:22, Zechariah 14:16, Isaiah 45:21, Matthew 15:24, Romans 10:13, John 3:16, Matthew 25, Revelation 6, 8–10, 16, Ephesians 4:30, Revelation 3:5, 1 Thessalonians 4:16–17, Revelation 5:10, Jeremiah 30:7, Matthew 23:39
Previous Episodes Mentioned
Episode 5: Die Another Day – Yom Kippur
Episode 34: What Happens When You Die?
Other Important Stuff
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