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The Last Judgment by John Martin (1854)

Last Judgement

Last Judgement The Last Judgment, Last Judgement or The Day of the Lord (יום הדין‎, Yom Ha Din, یوم القيامة‎, Yawm al-Qiyāmah or یوم الدین, Yawm ad-Din) is part of the eschatological world view of the Abrahamic religions and in the Frashokereti of Zoroastrianism. Some Christian denominations consider the Second Coming of Christ to be...

World to Come

World to Come The world to come, age to come, and heaven on Earth are eschatological phrases reflecting the belief that the current world or current age is flawed or cursed and will be replaced in the future by a better world, age, or paradise. The concept is related to but...

Armageddon

What is Armageddon? According to the Book of Revelation in the New Testament of the Bible, Armageddon is the prophesied location of a gathering of armies for a battle during the end times, variously interpreted as either a literal or a symbolic location. The term is also used in a generic sense to refer to any end of...

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Great Tribulation

Great Tribulation In Christian eschatology, the Great Tribulation (θλίψις μεγάλη, thlipsis megalē) is a period mentioned by Jesus in the Olivet Discourse as a sign that would occur in the time of the end.[1] At Revelation 7:14, “the Great Tribulation” (τῆς θλίψεως τῆς μεγάλης, literally, “the tribulation, the great one”) is used to indicate the period spoken of by Jesus.[2] Matthew24: 21 and 29 uses tribulation (θλίβω)...

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Rapture

What is Rapture? The rapture is an eschatological concept of certain Christians, particularly within branches of American evangelicalism, consisting of an end time event when all Christian believers who are alive will rise along with the resurrected dead believers into Heaven and join Christ. This is a theory that grew out...

Dhul-Qarnayn

What Is Dhul-Qarnayn? Dhul-Qarnayn, (ذو القرنين‎ ḏū’l-qarnayn, “He of the Two Horns”), appears in Quran 18:83-101 as one who travels to east and west and erects a wall between mankind and Gog and Magog (called Ya’juj and Ma’juj).[1] Elsewhere the Quran tells how the end of the world would be signaled by the release...

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Jewish Eschatology

Jewish Eschatology Jewish eschatology is the area of theology and philosophy concerned with events that will happen in the end of days and related concepts, according to the Hebrew Bible and Jewish thought. This includes the ingathering of the exiled diaspora, the coming of a Jewish Messiah, afterlife, and the...

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The Messiah

The Messiah In Abrahamic religions, a messiah or messias (מָשִׁיחַ‎, مسيح‎, masîḥ) is a saviour or liberator of a group of people. The concepts of moshiach, messianism, and of a Messianic Age originated in Judaism, and in the Hebrew Bible; a moshiach (messiah) is a king or High Priest traditionally anointed with holy anointing oil. Messiahs were not exclusively Jewish:...

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Antichrist

Antichrist Bousset believes that there was among the Jews a fully developed legend of Antichrist, which was accepted and amplified by Christians; and that this legend diverges from and contradicts in important points the conceptions found in the Apocalypse. In composition anti has different meanings: antibasileus denotes a king who fills an...

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What Is Antichrist?

What Is Antichrist? In Christian eschatology, the Antichrist or anti-Christ is someone recognized as fulfilling the Biblical prophecies about one who will oppose Christ and substitute himself in Christ’s place. The term (including one plural form) is found five times in the New Testament, solely in the First and Second Epistle of John. The Antichrist is announced as...

Islamic Eschatology

Islamic Eschatology Islamic eschatology is the branch of Islamic theology concerning the end of the world, and the “Day of Resurrection” after that, known as Yawm al-Qiyāmah (يومالقيامة‎, “the Day of Resurrection”) or Yawm ad-Dīn (يوم الدين, [jawmu‿d.diːn], “the Day of Judgment”).[1] It is characterized by the annihilation of all life, which...

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Second Coming

Second Coming The Second Coming (sometimes called the Second Advent or the Parousia) is a Christian and Islamic belief that Jesus will return again, after his ascension to heaven about two thousand years ago. The idea is based on messianic prophecies and is part of most Christian eschatologies. Views about the nature of Jesus’s Second...

Eschatology

What is Eschatology? Eschatology is a part of theology concerned with the final events of history, or the ultimate destiny of humanity. This concept is commonly referred to as the “end of the world” or “end times“. The word arises from the Greek ἔσχατος eschatos meaning “last” and -logy meaning “the study of”, and first appeared in English around 1844....

War in Heaven

War in Heaven The Book of Revelation describes a war in heaven between angels led by the Archangel Michael against those led by “the dragon”, identified as the devil or Satan, who are defeated and thrown down to the earth. Revelation’s war in heaven is related to the idea of fallen angels, and possible parallels have been proposed in the Hebrew Bible and...

OLAM HA-BA (World to come)

OLAM HA-BA (World to come)

OLAM HA-BA (World to come) OLAM HA-BA (Heb. עוֹלָם הַבָּא). The term olam ha-ba (literally, “the coming world”) in contrast to olam ha-zeh (liter-ally “this world”) refers to the hereafter, which begins with the termination of man’s earthly life. This meaning of the expression is clearly implied in the statement of R. Jacob, quoted in Avot (4:17): “One...