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Inaugurated Eschatology

Inaugurated Eschatology

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Published by Timothy Bertolet

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Published by: Timothy Bertolet on Mar 08, 2010
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Inaugurated Eschatology
First-Century Jewish Expectation:Some (extra-biblical) Jewish Texts:
4 Ezra 7:50-“The Most High has made not one age but two.
4 Ezra 7:113-“The Day of Judgment shall be the end of this age and the beginning of theeternal age to come.”
2 Baruch 15:7-“And with regard to the righteous ones, those whom you said theworld has come on their account, yes, also that which is to come is on their account.”The Presentation of the New TestamentOR:
(see James D.G. Dunn,
The Theology of Paul the Apostle
[Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997] 464)
A Few Key Verses:
Matthew 12:28
Acts 2
1 Cor. 15 (especially 20-25; in verse 25 “He must reign” is present tense to denote that heis currently reigning)
Galatians 1:4 and Colossians 1:13
This AgeThe Age to ComeOverlap
This AgeAge to ComeThis AgeThe Age to ComeMid-pointcross/resurrectionEnd-pointReturn of ChristFirst Advent of ChristSecond Advent of Christ

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