Mainstream Jewry, alongside Gentile Christians and Messianic Jewish Yeshua-believers, jointly believe in the fulfillment of prophecies found in the Tanakh, so called the Old Testament. However, as distinct communities, they disagree about the interpretation of a large number of those prophecies. The root reason for the interpretive differences lies in the fact that historical Judaism rejects the New Testament.
The long theological disputes between Church and Synagogue about the end-time events began already 2,000 years ago and continue until today. Occasionally, however, Church and Synagogue do share certain similar exegetical trajectories concerning the fulfillment of some prophecies. Yet in most cases, their eschatological hermeneutics remain separate and their interpretations do not reconcile.
The Last Days and the Biblical Messiah
As it was in past generations, also in the 21st century many people are still preoccupied with eschatological issues. At the same time, however, they remain trapped within old paradigms of polemical explanations concerning Scriptural predictions. A central theme of controversy is about...
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