Friday, September 11, 2009

Jewish Eschatology


Here is an interesting link on Jewish Eschatology.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_eschatology

I find it interesting because it would agree with our eschatology...only they missed their Messiah the first time. Hopefully they will submit to Him before they die & then have to face Him as a "goat" or one who will be condemned for rejecting God's great salvation!

I asked a friend, our tour guide in Israel, who is not a follower of Jesus, about Zechariah 12 & what he thought about the phrase,

"so that they will look on Me whom they have (b)pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one (c)mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him like the bitter weeping over a firstborn. 11 "In that day there will be great a)mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the (1)plain of 2)Megiddo. 12 "The land will mourn, every family by itself; the family of the house of David by itself and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Nathan by itself and their wives by themselves; 13 the family of the house of Levi by itself and their wives by themselves; the family of the Shimeites by itself and their wives by themselves; 14 all the families that remain, every family by itself and their wives by themselves."
I told him that I believed that this one who was pierced was Jesus. I said, "What if the Messiah really is Jesus?"
Ronny kindly replied, "Then when he returns I will follow him."
I asked him another question, "But what if you die before that happens and it is too late?"
We got interrupted.

Anyhow, I thought the Jewish eschatological parallel with Christian escatology was interesting.

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