Warning: Bible nerd alert.
Well it has been a while since I blogged. Good to get some thoughts down again.
This will also be my first time in a while writing on biblical studies, and it feels good to be back talking about a discipline I feel at home in…
So I have been writing a series of lectures on the Gospel of Matthew, and over the last two weeks have written on the Olivet Discourse in Matthew 24-25, a section I have broadly referred to as Jesus’ Apocalypse. This section of Jesus’ teaching is thought by most people to be about the so-called ‘End Times’, with the vast majority of biblical commentators claiming at least most of the discourse is related to that event.
More specifically, Matthew 24:30 has been taken by most as referring to the Second Coming:
Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
However I have taken a different view. Keep Reading…