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DOES “WESTERN WALL” REFUTE PRET VIEW OF MATTHEW 24:2?

“Israel’s Indiana Jones” : “argued that the Western Wall — for centuries considered Judaism’s holiest site — was part of the “newer” area built by King Herod, and therefore not included in the Second Temple’s original layout, and thus, not specifically a holy place.”

Window to the Wall
Webcam on Jerusalem’s “Western Wall”


PROVIDENTIAL TRANSMISSION RESULTS IN EARLIEST KNOWN MODERN PRETERIST BOOK
Lost Work By Eusebius Discovered and Translated by Professor Samuel Lee

“EVER since his (discovery and) translation of Eusebius’s ‘Theophania,‘ my father’s mind had been more or less occupied on the subject of Prophecy, and he became convinced that the views which he entertained, known as the Preterist, were those held by the early Church.” A Brief Memoir

 Samuel Lee (1851) The Events and Times of the Visions of Daniel and St. John “These predictions.. therefore were fulfilled to the very letter : and the facts of the case make it utterly impossible they can be fulfilled again.”

A CLOSER LOOK AT EXTREME NEARNESS IN HEBREWS 10:37

For “There is so, so little time!” The One coming will indeed come, he will not delay. (Complete Jewish Bible)

Hebrews 10:37

For yet a very very little, He who is coming will come, and will not tarry.  (Young’s Literal)

It won’t be long now, he’s on the way; he’ll show up most any minute. (The Message Bible)

EARLY CHRISTIAN PRET COMMENTARIES IN DSS

“And we recognize that some of the blessings and curses have come, (24) those written in the Bo[ok of Mo]ses; therefore this is the End of Days”
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4QMMT; Terminology used “in Palestine from the 40s to the 60s” )

4TH CENTURY SYRIAC BIBLE TITLE FOR BOOK OF REVELATION

“The Revelation, which was made by God to John the Evangelist, in the island of Patmos, to which he was banished by Nero the Emperor.”

COMMENTARIES SHIFTING TOWARDS PRETERIST ANSWERS

“Verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come. ” Mathew 10:23

NIV Study Bible Notes (1985 Edition)
“The saying seems to teach that the gospel will continue to be preached to the Jews until Christ’s second coming.”

NIV Study Bible Notes (1995 Edition)
“Jesus’ saying here is probably best understood as referring to his coming in judgment on the Jews when Jerusalem and the temple were destroyed in A.D. 70.”

JEROME’S VULGATE REFLECTS PRETERIST ESCHATOLOGY

“And the Romans Will Come..” – Daniel 10:30
Jerome LXX – Latin Vulgate Still Used by Catholics

CLEMENT OF ROME POSSIBLY PRE-AD70 PRETERIST COMMENTARY

Pre-70 Preterist Epistle? – “Not in every place, brethren, are the daily sacrifices offered, or the peace-offerings, or the sin-offerings and the trespass-offerings, but in Jerusalem only. (41:2) & “Of a truth, soon and suddenly shall His will be accomplished” (23:5)   (Philippians 4:3 And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellow labourers, whose names are in the book of life. )


Benjamin Netenyahu, 2000 – “It is true that the Roman destruction of Jerusalem in 70 C.E. was a highly important factor in the ultimate decline of Jewish power and presence in Palestine.” (A Durable Peace: Israel and Its Place Among the Nations)

Will Durant – “the Jewish rebellion was caused by Roman actions which are also historically uncertain. Again, hundreds of thousands of Jews were slaughtered and so many sold into captivity that their price fell to that of a horse (Caesar and Christ, p. 548).

Dante Alighieri, AD1310

“In that age when the worthy Titus, with help from the Highest King, avenged the wounds from which the blood that Judas sold had flowed, I have sufficient fame beyond” (Purgatory, 21:82-84)  “Hear now, and wonder at, what next I tell. After with Titus it was sent to wreak Vengeance for vengeance of the ancient sin. (Paradise, 6:92, 1321“It should no longer now seem difficult To thee, when it is said that a just vengeance By a just court was afterward avenged.” (Paradiso 7)

Piers Paul Read, 2001 – “What is clear, however, is that the early Christians regarded the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem as both a necessary part of the new covenant between God and man, and as God’s punishment for the Jews’ repudiation of his only begotten Son.” (The Templars: The Dramatic History of the Knights Templar, the Most Powerful Military Order of the Crusades, p. 20)