Matthew 24:19, Mark 13:17, Luke 21:23. A mark of the end times is reproductive technologies connected with the Abomination that Causes Desolation, or whatever…
Matthew, Mark, and Luke record blind men calling out to Jesus. For example (NET):
27 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, shouting, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!” (Matthew 9:27 similar 20:29-31 Mark 10:46-48, Luke 18:35-39)
In each case the blind see and call upon Jesus as the Son of David. While they eventually ask for and receive their sight, their immediate request is for mercy.
What is the reason the blind are seeking mercy specifically from the Son of David? Is there a Scriptural basis for looking to the Son of David as bringing mercy?
Luke 21:8 “And He said, Take heed that you be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ;…” But…
Luke 21:25,26 “There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring…
Luke 22.7-23 Then came the first day. The feast of the Unleavened Bread is a week long feast. No leaven could be eaten at…
Luke 22.1-6 And they were afraid of the people. Jesus had been challenged by the religious leaders. His responses to them only drove them…
Luke 4:9 ” If thou be the son of Son of God cast thyself down from hence.” One of the big temptations that young…
5 For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.
19 There was a certain rich man, which …
In Luke 17:34, one will be taken and one will be left, how will that be determined? (Finis J. Dake)
– The meaning of παρασκευή (‘day of preparation’)
– Re. The Passover: Why do Christians Assert the Calendar Day Began at Sunset?
– Re. The Crucifixion: Possible to Correlate Timekeeping and Calendar Days?
– Historical Evidence that the Sabbath Rest Began at Sunset – Prohibiting Work During the Preceding Night?
1. Question – Word Study, Greek Semantics
Why is ἐπιφώσκω, (Dawn) translated completely differently in Matthew and Luke?
- Are there any other examples of “Sabbath Dawning” used – ever?
- Are there any examples of “Dawning” used with a “Night Event”?
- ἐπιφώσκω Idiomatic for “Sunset”?: Are there any examples of this?
- Can idioms mean the exact opposite of the plain meaning, StackExchange Question?
2. The Texts
NASB / Interlinear Matthew 28:1 – Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn, (ἐπιφωσκούσῃ) toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the grave.
NASB, Luke 23:54, Interlinear – It was the preparation day, and the Sabbath was about to begin, (dawn?, ἐπέφωσκεν).
In English, the Idiom Seems Counter-Intuitive:
English Analogy: The Dawn of Christmas Eve.