2 Chronicles 15:6

Hebrew Bible

1 God’s Spirit came upon Azariah son of Oded. 2 He met Asa and told him, “Listen to me, Asa and all Judah and Benjamin! The Lord is with you when you are loyal to him. If you seek him, he will respond to you, but if you reject him, he will reject you. 3 For a long time Israel had not sought the one true God, or a priest to instruct them, or the law. 4 Because of their distress, they turned back to the Lord God of Israel. They sought him, and he responded to them. 5 In those days no one could travel safely, for total chaos had overtaken all the people of the surrounding lands. 6 One nation was crushed by another, and one city by another, for God caused them to be in great turmoil. 7 But as for you, be strong and don’t get discouraged, for your work will be rewarded. 8 When Asa heard these words and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he was encouraged. He removed the detestable idols from the entire land of Judah and Benjamin and from the cities he had seized in the Ephraimite hill country. He repaired the altar of the Lord in front of the porch of the Lord’s temple.

Mark 13:8

New Testament

1 Now as Jesus was going out of the temple courts, one of his disciples said to him, “Teacher, look at these tremendous stones and buildings!” 2 Jesus said to him, “Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left on another. All will be torn down!” 3 So while he was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked him privately, 4 “Tell us, when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that all these things are about to take place?” 5 Jesus began to say to them, “Watch out that no one misleads you. 6 Many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he,’ and they will mislead many. 7 When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. These things must happen, but the end is still to come. 8 For nation will rise up in arms against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and there will be famines. These are but the beginning of birth pains.

 Notes and References

"... See Lars Hartman ... He argues for the prominent influence of Daniel 9–12 in the formation of Mark 13, a conclusion with which this study can agree. His argument, however, notes the presence of other intertexts besides Daniel 9–12, and at times Hartman argues for their presence due to their thematic and lexical relationship to the Daniel material ... he argues for the influence of 2 Chronicles 15:6 and Isaiah 19:2 in Mark 13:8 due to their thematic and lexical relation to phrases in Daniel 11. This study affirms many of Hartman’s findings, but I interact with his work only occasionally due to differing goals and methodologies ..."

Sloan, Paul Mark 13 and the Return of the Shepherd: The Narrative Logic of Zechariah in Mark (p. 20) T&T Clark, 2019

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