Abomination of desecration – Matthew in Advent day 12

The destruction of the Jerusalem temple happened very quickly. Herod's Temple was in fact Zerubabbel's temple, built somewhere between 538 and 520 BC. Far from being the country taken into captivity, Judah was by that time a small province, stretching no more than 25 km, 15 miles from Jerusalem. A small province had a small …

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Donkey

Palm Sunday 40 blogs of Lent, day 35 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. Zechariah 9:9 How many people entered Jerusalem on …

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Go west

The Bible and geography. Its simple really. Wise men came from the east (Matthew 2:1) so the must have travelled west. They did so because they saw a star at its rising (Matthew 2:9). Like the sun and the moon, stars rise in the east, this is because of the direction of the earth's rotation, …

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