Assumption of Moses was used to place the Messiah in the time

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Assumption of Moses was used to place the Messiah in the time

Post by Giuseppe » Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:28 am


And an insolent king shall succeed them, who will not be of the race of the priests, a man bold and shameless, and he shall judge them as they shall deserve. And he shall cut off their chief men with the sword, and shall destroy them in secret places, so that no one may know where their bodies are. He shall slay the old and the young, and he shall not spare. Then the fear of him shall be bitter unto them in their land. And he shall execute judgments on them as the Egyptians executed upon them, during thirty and four years, and he shall punish them. And he shall beget children, (who) succeeding him shall rule for shorter periods. Into their parts cohorts and a powerful king of the west shall come, who shall conquer them: and he shall take them captive, and burn a part of their temple with fire, (and) shall crucify some around their colony.

http://wesley.nnu.edu/index.php?id=2124

The Readers can realize easily that Herod & sons, the crucifixions of Varus are in view here.

But then the author doesn't know more to "predict" perfectly the events, since he appeals to Enoch and Daniel.

But he is at least sure about a thing:

And then His kingdom shall appear throughout all His creation,
And then Satan shall be no more,
And sorrow shall depart with him.
Then the hands of the angel shall be filled
Who has been appointed chief,
And he shall forthwith avenge them of their enemies.
For the Heavenly One will arise from His royal throne
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Hence this Heavenly Being will appear after Herod and after the census by Quirinus.
Nihil enim in speciem fallacius est quam prava religio. -Liv. xxxix. 16.

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