G.M. Paul: The Presentation of Titus in the Jewish War of Josephus (1993)

Josephus’ claim that the springs miraculously flowed more freely at Titus’ parousia would be to suggest that Titus was at least accompanied by divine favour, and this effect is made explicit by the statement that “the Deity has fled from the holy places and taken His stand on the side of those with whom you are now at war”Continue reading“G.M. Paul: The Presentation of Titus in the Jewish War of Josephus (1993)”

David Durell: The Hebrew text of the parallel prophecies of Jacob and Moses relating to the twelve tribes (1763)

Christ’s Second Coming, and the Dissolution of the Jewish State are one and the same Thing… The Destruction of Jerusalem by Vespasian, which put an end to the Jewish Government, is so well known in Scripture by Christ’s, or the Son of Man’s, ComingContinue reading“David Durell: The Hebrew text of the parallel prophecies of Jacob and Moses relating to the twelve tribes (1763)”

Ovid Need: King Agrippa’s Speech To the Nationalists (1998)

Had I perceived that you were all zealously disposed to go to war with the Romans, and that the purer and more sincere part of the people did not propose to live in peace, I had not come out to you, nor been so bold as to give you counsel; for all discourses that tend to persuade men to do what they ought to do is superfluous, when the hearers are agreed to do the contrary.Continue reading“Ovid Need: King Agrippa’s Speech To the Nationalists (1998)”

J.P. Dabney: (Preterist) Annotations on the New Testament (1829)

And he sent forth his armies: This was accomplished by the Roman forces in the destruction of Jerusalem; which may with propriety be called the army of God, as fulfilling his will. LeClerc and Whitby. “The armies of God are his angels, by whose ministry he acts, (l Kings xxii. 19; Luke ii. 13), they distribute his judgments, and by the Romans, brought them, (that is, pestilence and famine,) on Jerusalem.” Grotius.

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Joseph Benson: Commentary On The Olivet Discourse (1811)

Our Lord proceeds to declare that the signs which he had given would be as certain an indication of the time of his coming, as the fig-tree’s putting forth its leaves is of the approach of summer; and that the time of his coming was at no great distance. For he adds, This generation shall not pass till all these things be fulfilled, — Hereby evidently showing that he had been speaking all this while only of the calamities coming on the Jews, and the destruction of Jerusalem.Continue reading“Joseph Benson: Commentary On The Olivet Discourse (1811)”

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