Early dating of revelation

The meaning of "at hand" cannot be stretched across 2,000 years. 18:6, "Now in the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar, on the thirteenth day of the same, when the king's commandment and his decree drew near to be put in execution, in the day that the enemies of the Jews hoped to have power over them,..." (KJV) He didn't mean thousands of years later. 24 was close to them in that century in which He spoke the words.

Since Christ came to them in the fullness of time, and since He told them the Kingdom was "at hand", then the kingdom was associated with His manifestation on earth in the first century A. Shortly: Gen , Joseph explained Pharaoh's dream of the famine, The meaning of the word "shortly" as used in the NT did not change from its use in the OT.

); and, since Christ told them that all of the blood of the prophets shed from the foundation of the world was going to be required of that generation (Luke ) - then we can know for a certainty that the judgment was to come upon that generation in which He was manifested on earth, and in which He spoke those words.

And, as Christ told His disciples that they would not finish going through the cities of Israel before He came (Matt.

The days of Esau's mourning were those days immediately following the death of his father, Isaac. , Jesus said just within hours of his betrayal, The sense of these verses is clearly of a time that was either instantly present, or within hours, or days of happening.

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