26:64). The final two chapters reflect Beasley-Murray’s thorough rewriting of ‘a fresh approach to the discourse of Mark 13’ and ‘a commentary’ on that same chapter. The angels at his ascension explicitly reaffirm the same—“he will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven” (Acts 1:9–11). Matthew 24 begins what is sometimes called “The Olivet Discourse.” In it, Jesus talks about the near and far future for the church. At the Olivet Discourse, Jesus, too, discusses end-time opponents of Israel using language from the book of Daniel: “Many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many…and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.” (Matt. 24:23–26). You cannot help but understand the Second Coming better after reading this book. TGC Resource Library - free online resources from The Gospel Coalition Explore the riches of our extensive library, including the best audio, video and text resources from The Gospel Coalition … 24:30; cf. The author regularly pulls you aside to confirm why he concludes what he concludes. 24:5, 11; cf. -2- Consistent Hermeneutic: the book is also a study in hermeneutics. 7:13–14; Matt. In his Olivet discourse our Lord himself affirms that his return will be personal and visible: “they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds” (Matt.

The Olivet discourse is the last of the Five Discourses of Matthew and occurs just before the narrative of Jesus' passion beginning with the anointing of Jesus. Dan. In all three synoptic Gospels this episode includes the Parable of the Budding Fig Tree .