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Last Days
Last Day • Last Things • Last Times • Latter Days
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Last Days
Last Days. Expression used in Scripture to describe the final period of the world as we now know it. In the OT the last days are anticipated as the age of messianic fulfillment (see Is 2:2; Mi 4:1), and the NT writers regard themselves as living in the last days, the era of the gospel. Thus, for example,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Last Days
LAST DAYS Expression used in Scripture to describe the final period of the world as we now know it. In the OT the last days are anticipated as the age of messianic fulfillment (see Is 2:2; Mi 4:1), and the NT writers regard themselves as living in the last days, the era of the gospel. Thus, for example,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Last Day(s), Latter Days
Last Day(s), Latter DaysA phrase (Heb. hayyôm hāʾaḥărôn, ʾaḥărɩ̂ṯ hayyāmɩ̂m) that connotes a future time that will precede, coincide with, or follow a decisive divine reckoning. Associated terms are “day of the Lord,” “day of judgment,” or simply “the/that day.” The earliest uses of the term
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Last Day(s), Latter Days
Last Day(s), Latter Days. *In the Old Testament several constructions appear with Heb. ˒aḥarîṯ “latter, last” and related words, but only sometimes with a focus that could be called eschatological (e.g., Ezek. 38:8, 16; Hos. 3:5; Mic. 4:1; cf. Isa. 2:2). More often the “latter days” are simply
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DAY, LAST
DAY, LAST([ἡ ἐσχάτη ἡμέρα, he eschate hemera]): Repeatedly used by Jesus in (John 6:39, 40, 44, 54; 11:24; 12:48) for the day of resurrection and judgment (see ESCHATOLOGY OF THE NEW TESTAMENT). Compare the usage in the Old Testament (Isaiah 2:2; Micah 4:1) and the New Testament
A Catholic Dictionary
Last Things
last things. The four last things are generally said to be Death, Judgment, Heaven, Hell. These are not all, but the most important, things which happen to men as they leave and after they leave this world. The Germans speak of Eschatology (ὁ τῶν ἐσχάτων λόγος) as a special department of theology,
The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
Imminence of the End
Imminence of the EndThis term is most likely to be used in connection with belief in the imminent return of Christ, or the imminent parousia of Christ. Most NT specialists, but not all, ascribe this belief to Jesus, Paul, and the earliest Christians. They often cite some well-worn NT texts. The most
A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs: A Reference Guide to More than 700 Topics Discussed by the Early Church Fathers
Last Days
LAST DAYSGod, who at various times and in different ways spoke in times past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son. Heb. 1:1, 2.He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you. 1 Pet. 1:20.Little children,
Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy and End Times
Last Days
Last DaysThe “last days” refers to the final period of history when the Messiah will come to establish God’s kingdom. The Old Testament expects a time when God will fulfill his promises (Jer. 33:14–16), deliver his people from their enemies (Isa. 13:6–12; Ezek. 30:3; Joel 2:11, 30–31; Amos 5:18–20),
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Last Things
Last Things. Eschatology, the doctrine of “last things” (Gk. eschata), relates both to human individuals (comprising death, resurrection, judgment, and the afterlife) and the world. Restriction to the world’s absolute end is unwarranted by biblical usage: the Hebrew bĕʾaḥărît hayyāmîm (LXX: en tais eschatais
Key passages
Joe 2:28

And it will happen afterward thus: I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters will prophesy, and your elders will dream dreams; your young men shall see visions.

Jn 6:39–40

Now this is the will of the one who sent me: that everyone whom he has given me, I would not lose any of them, but raise them up on the last day. For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks at the Son and believes in him would have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the …

Ac 2:17–18

‘And it will be in the last days,’ God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters will prophesy, and your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams. And even on my male slaves and on my female slaves I will pour out my Spirit in …

Heb 1:1–2

Although God spoke long ago in many parts and in many ways to the fathers by the prophets, in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom also he made the world,

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