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post by JesuitGarlic
Prophetically a day is taken to mean a year. 70 weeks is 490 years. 490 years after the decree went out to rebuild the second temple is the end of the 70 weeks. At the 69th week 483 years after the decree, Jesus was baptized (anointed) and was cut down (crucified) 3.5 years later, 'in the midst of the week'.
Matthew 27:40 and saying, “You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in THREE DAYS, save yourself! Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God!”
with no context, and use other verses to support your out of context verse, various conclusions will be forthcoming.
KEY VERSE DESCRIBING THESE TWO WITNESSES Revelation 11:4 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.
3 And I will appoint my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.”
4 They are “the two olive trees” and the two lampstands, and “they stand before the Lord of the earth.”
5 If anyone tries to harm them, fire comes from their mouths and devours their enemies. This is how anyone who wants to harm them must die.
6 They have power to shut up the heavens so that it will not rain during the time they are prophesying; and they have power to turn the waters into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they want.
7 Now when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the Abyss will attack them, and overpower and kill them.
8 Their bodies will lie in the public square of the great city—which is figuratively called Sodom and Egypt—where also their Lord was crucified.
9 For three and a half days some from every people, tribe, language and nation will gaze on their bodies and refuse them burial.
10 The inhabitants of the earth will gloat over them and will celebrate by sending each other gifts, because these two prophets had tormented those who live on the earth.
11 But after the three and a half days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and terror struck those who saw them.
12 Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here.” And they went up to heaven in a cloud, while their enemies looked on.
13 At that very hour there was a severe earthquake and a tenth of the city collapsed. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the survivors were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.
Originally posted by intrptr
reply to post by Raulken
Rather, if you interpret things literally, most often it will be correct.
Very literally. So whats your take? Who are these two people?
2 Kings 2:11 As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind.
Genesis 5:24 Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.
After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. 2 There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. 3 Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus.
Then Peter answered and said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, let us make here three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
The short answer: I don't know.