4 Ezra 13:31

Pseudepigrapha (2 Esdras)

29 The day is near when the Most High will begin to bring deliverance to those on earth. 30 Then men will all be filled with great alarm; 31 they will plot to make war on one another, city on city, region on region, nation on nation, kingdom on kingdom. 32 When this happens, and all the signs that I have shown you come to pass, then my son will be revealed, whom you saw as a man rising from the sea. 33 On hearing his voice, all the nations will leave their own territories and their separate wars, 34 and unite in a countless host, as you saw in your vision, with a common intent to go and wage war against him. 35 He will take his stand on the summit of Mount Zion, and Zion will come into sight before all men, complete and fully built. Source

Date: 70-100 C.E. (based on scholarly estimates)

Matthew 24:7

New Testament

3 As he was sitting on the Mount of Olives, his disciples came to him privately and said, “Tell us, when will these things happen? And what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” 4 Jesus answered them, “Watch out that no one misleads you. 5 For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will mislead many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars. Make sure that you are not alarmed, for this must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 For nation will rise up in arms against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these things are the beginning of birth pains. 9 “Then they will hand you over to be persecuted and will kill you. You will be hated by all the nations because of my name. 10 Then many will be led into sin, and they will betray one another and hate one another. 11 And many false prophets will appear and deceive many, 12 and because lawlessness will increase so much, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But the person who endures to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the whole inhabited earth as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come. Source

Date: 70-90 C.E. (based on scholarly estimates)

Keener, Craig S. The Gospel of Matthew: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary (p. 568) William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2009

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Keener, Craig S. The Gospel of Matthew: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary (p. 568) William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2009

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