Anf-03 v.iv.v.xxxix Pg 46 Now, if the fructification of the common trees5058
Luke xxi. 29–31.
5058 Arbuscularum. be an antecedent sign of the approach of summer, so in like manner do the great conflicts of the world indicate the arrival of that kingdom which they precede. But every sign is His, to whom belong the thing of which it is the sign; and to everything is appointed its sign by Him to whom the thing belongs. If, therefore, these tribulations are the signs of the kingdom, just as the maturity of the trees is of the summer, it follows that the kingdom is the Creator’s to whom are ascribed the tribulations which are the signs of the kingdom. Since the beneficent Deity had premised that these things must needs come to pass, although so terrible and dreadful, as they had been predicted by the law and the prophets, therefore He did not destroy the law and the prophets, when He affirmed that what had been foretold therein must be certainly fulfilled. He further declares, “that heaven and earth shall not pass away till all things be fulfilled.”5059
Anf-03 v.viii.xxii Pg 9 “So likewise ye,” (He adds), “when ye shall see all these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of heaven is nigh at hand.”7419
Luke xxi. 29, 30; Matt. xxiv. 32.
Edersheim Bible History
Lifetimes viii.xxvii Pg 81.1, Lifetimes x.vi Pg 194.3
Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge, Chapter 21
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Lu 12:51-57 Mt 16:1-4