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April 21st: Numbers 17 & Mark 13:14-37

Alastair Roberts

April 21st: Numbers 17 & Mark 13:14-37

April 20, 2020
Alastair Roberts
Alastair Roberts

Aaron’s blossoming rod. The abomination of desolation.

Some passages referenced:

Exodus 25:31-39 (the lampstand); Jeremiah 1:11-12 (almond as watcher); Zechariah 4:1-4, 10-14 (the lampstand, the trees, and the eyes of the Lord); Exodus 28:36-38 (the blossom on the forehead); Numbers 15:37-41 (tassels—‘tzitzit’—on the garments).

Daniel 11:30-35 (the abomination of desolation at the time of Antiochus Epiphanes); Daniel 9:24-27 (the abomination of desolation in AD70); Josephus, The Jewish War 4.3 (the Zealots’ appointment of Phannias as high priest); 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 (the man of lawlessness); Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History 3.5 (the Christians flee to Pella and the abomination of desolation fulfilled); Isaiah 13:10, 34:4 (cosmic symbolism and the destruction of Babylon); Ezekiel 32:7-8 (cosmic symbolism and the judgment of Egypt); Daniel 7:9-14 (the coming of the Son of Man); Deuteronomy 30:4, Isaiah 27:13 (God gathering his people); Isaiah 51:6 (heaven and earth passing away, yet the Lord’s salvation enduring).

Reflections upon the readings from the ACNA Book of Common Prayer (http://bcp2019.anglicanchurch.net/).

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