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Jesus talks about his return and the end
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The study of the end times, including death, the intermediate state, the afterlife, judgment, the millennium, heaven, and hell. Also refers to the time of Jesus’ second coming. The word eschatology comes from a combination of Greek words meaning “the study of last things.”
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Eschatology
Eschatology The study of the end times, including death, the intermediate state, the afterlife, judgment, the millennium, heaven, and hell. Also refers to the time of Jesus’ second coming. The word eschatology comes from a combination of Greek words meaning “the study of last things.”
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Eschatology
ESCHATOLOGY. Derived from the Gk word eschatos, meaning “last” or “final,” eschatology is teaching about “the last things.” It refers to a time in the future when the course of history will be changed to such an extent that one can speak of an entirely new state of reality. This entry surveys eschatological
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Eschatology
Eschatology. Branch of systematic theology concerned with the study of the last things, whether in relation to the individual or the world.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
End
End [Heb. nouns qēṣ, ʾaḥarîṯ sôp̱; verbs kālâ, šāḇaṯ, sûp̱, gāmar, etc.]; AV also AFTER, LAST or LATTER END (ʾaḥarîṯ), CONSUMED, CAUSE TO CEASE, etc.; NEB also AFTER, LATER, LAST DAYS (ʾaḥarîṯ), FINISHED, etc.; [Gk. télos]; NEB also FULL EXTENT (Jn. 13:1), etc.; [ákron—‘peak’];
Eschathology
Eschatology es-kə-tolʹəjē [< Gk. éschatos—‘last’]. The doctrine of the last things. Included are two distinct but inseparable questions: the destiny of the individual—life, death, immortality, the intermediate state, and resurrection; and the destiny of history—the Day of the Lord, the end of the
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Eschatology
ESCHATOLOGY* Branch of theology concerned with the study of the last things, or end times, whether in relation to the individual or the world.Topics of EschatologyDeath The Bible teaches that all humans will die (Heb 9:27). The only exceptions will be those who are still alive when Christ returns (1
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Eschatology
eschatology (es´kuh-tol´uh-jee), beliefs or teaching about last things. The word derives from eschatos, the Greek word for “last.” Biblical writings often distinguish between the present age or eon, the period of history in which life is being lived, and the future, coming age, or period of transformed
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eschatology
ESCHATOLOGY. The term eschatology (Gr. eschatos, “last”; logos, “discourse”), meaning “the theology of last things,” has been used since the 19th cen. to designate the division of systematic theology dealing with all that was prophetically future at the time it was written, i.e., prophecy now fulfilled,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eschatology
ESCHATOLOGY. From Gk. eschatos, ‘last’, the term refers to the ‘doctrine of the last things’.In contrast to cyclical conceptions of history, the biblical writings understand history as a linear movement towards a goal. God is driving history towards the ultimate fulfilment of his purposes for his creation.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eschatology
EschatologyEschatology (from Gk. éschatos, “last”) concerns expectations of an end time, whether the close of history, the world itself, or the present age. Eschatological language becomes prominent in the OT prophets and later Jewish apocalyptic texts (both canonical and extracanonical) and is a pervasive
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
End
End (Gk. télos).† A term meaning either “cessation” or “purpose.” At Rom. 6:21–22, where the apostle Paul contrasts a life of sin which will result in death with a sanctified life of service which will be rewarded with eternal life, purpose is implied. Both meanings may be applied at 10:4: Christ
Eschatology
Eschatology [ĕs kə tŏlˊə jē] (from Gk. éschaton “last thing”).* The biblical perspective concerning events to take place in the last days (Gk. ep˒ eschátou tṓn hēmerṓn toútōn; Heb. 1:2; cf. Heb. ˒aḥarîṯ hayyāmîm “latter days”; Isa. 2:2–4; Hos. 3:5). While the Old Testament
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
Eschatology
EschatologyThe word refers to teaching about the last things, specifically to history’s consummation and the events directly associated with it. Characteristic of the Gospels is the note of eschatological fulfillment and the focus of eschatological hope in the person of Jesus. Perhaps the pre-eminent
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Eschatology
EschatologyEschatology has traditionally been understood as that branch of theology which is concerned with “final” things. Topics such as the future of the world, the parousia of Jesus Christ, the coming kingdom of God, the last judgment of humankind, the resurrection from the dead, heaven and hell,
Key passages
Mt 24:3–25:46

And as he was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came up to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” And Jesus answered and said to them, “Watch out that no one deceives …

Mk 13:3–37

And as he was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, “Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign when all these things are about to be accomplished?” So Jesus began to say …

Lk 21:7–36

And they asked him, saying, “Teacher, when therefore will these things happen, and what will be the sign when these things are about to take place?” And he said, Watch out that you are not deceived! For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he,’ and ‘The time is near!’ …