What does Millennium mean in the Bible?

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Millennium
A thousand years; the name given to the era mentioned in Revelation 20:1-7 . Some maintain that Christ will personally appear on earth for the purpose of establishing his kingdom at the beginning of this millennium. Those holding this view are usually called "millenarians." On the other hand, it is maintained, more in accordance with the teaching of Scripture, we think, that Christ's second advent will not be premillennial, and that the right conception of the prospects and destiny of his kingdom is that which is taught, e.g., in the parables of the leaven and the mustard-seed. The triumph of the gospel, it is held, must be looked for by the wider and more efficient operation of the very forces that are now at work in extending the gospel; and that Christ will only come again at the close of this dispensation to judge the world at the "last day." The millennium will thus precede his coming.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Millennium
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Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Millennium
The word ‘millennium’ means ‘a thousand years’. Though not found in the Bible, the word refers to the thousand years mentioned in one of the visions of the book of Revelation (Revelation 20:4-6).
Symbolism in Revelation
Revelation belongs to a kind of literature known as apocalyptic, where teaching is given in the form of strange visions with symbolic meanings (see APOCALYPTIC LITERATURE). Readers of the first century, being familiar with that kind of literature, probably understood the visions without too much difficulty. Readers of later generations have had much greater difficulty, and this has resulted in a variety of interpretations of the details of the book (see REVELATION, BOOK OF).
Among the interpretations of Revelation 20:4-6 there have been three main viewpoints, popularly called amillennial, premillennial and postmillennial. Because of the book’s apocalyptic characteristics, which involve angelic beings, strange beasts and mysterious numbers, many interpreters hesitate to measure off an exact period of one thousand years calculated to the year, month and day. There is considerable agreement, however, that the thousand years represent a long period, whether precisely measured or not.
The different viewpoints are largely concerned with determining what the thousand years reign of Christ refers to (v. 4), and this in turn is tied up with the meaning of the words ‘came to life’ (v. 4-5). Also, the different viewpoints usually consider these matters in relation to the return of Christ, even though Revelation 20 does not mention the return of Christ.
Thousand years reign with Christ
Those who believe that the thousand years reign of Christ refers to his present exaltation in glory are called amillennialists (a meaning ‘without’), because they do not believe that the vision refers to a literal reign of Christ on earth. They consider that the martyrs who ‘come to life’ and reign with Christ are believers of the present Christian era. Through their union with Christ in his death and resurrection, they have already been made alive and made to sit with him in the heavenly places (Ephesians 2:1; Ephesians 2:6). According to this view, the other ‘coming to life’, which takes place at the end of the thousand years, refers to a resurrection of all humankind that takes place at the return of Christ. This resurrection leads to final judgment (Acts 24:15). God’s people then enter with him into the full enjoyment of the eternal age (Revelation 21:1-4).
By contrast, other interpreters consider that the thousand years reign of Christ refers to a literal reign on earth. Since Christ must return to earth before (pre) this reign can begin, they are called premillennialists. They consider that the martyrs who ‘come to life’ and reign with Christ are believers who are raised to life at Christ’s return (1 Corinthians 15:51-52; 1 Corinthians 15:25-288). According to this view, the other ‘coming to life’, which takes place at the end of the thousand years, refers to a second resurrection. This occurs at the end of the earthly millennium, when the wicked are raised to face final judgment (John 5:28-29). After this comes the eternal age, where God and his redeemed people dwell together in unending joy (Revelation 21:1-4).
The postmillennial view is that Christ will return after (post) the millennium. This view is not as widely held as the two previous views. It has similarities with the amillennial view in its interpretation of the two groups who ‘come to life’ and in its understanding that the thousand years reign of Christ does not refer to a literal reign on earth. However, it has a more optimistic view of life in the world prior to Christ’s return. Whereas the amillennial and premillennial views expect greater opposition from the forces of antichrist (2 Thessalonians 2:1-12), the postmillennial view expects an era of peace and contentment, brought about through the evangelization of the world. According to this view, the thousand years reign of Christ refers to the rule of the kingdom of God in the world (Matthew 24:14; Romans 11:11-15).
Thousand years binding of Satan
In the visions of Revelation Chapter 20 the thousand years reign of Christ seems to correspond with the thousand years of Satan’s imprisonment (Revelation 20:1-3). At the end of this time Satan is released, then, after a brief but violent rebellion, destroyed (Revelation 20:7-10).
The amillennial and postmillennial view understands the binding of Satan to refer to his conquest by Christ at the cross, so that people might no longer be enslaved by him (Hebrews 2:14-15; cf. Luke 10:17-18; Luke 11:20-22). On this view, the rebellion of Satan refers to the great outbreak of evil by the forces of Satan at the end of the present age. The destruction of Satan comes, therefore, at the return of Christ (2 Thessalonians 2:3-8; Revelation 16:12-21).
The premillennial view understands the binding of Satan to refer to his inability to interfere during the coming earthly reign of Christ (Matthew 25:31). On this view, the rebellion of Satan refers to a final attempt by Satan to overthrow Christ’s kingly rule. The destruction of Satan comes, therefore, at the end of Christ’s earthly reign (1618064714_81).
The central truth
In spite of the different viewpoints concerning the thousand years reign of Christ, all are agreed that it speaks of the triumph of Christ that he shares with his people (Matthew 19:28; Romans 5:17; Colossians 2:13-15; 2 Timothy 2:12). All are agreed also that the return of Christ is the hope of the church, and that it encourages Christians to greater devotion, increased holiness and more enthusiastic evangelism (Matthew 24:42; Luke 19:11-26; Acts 1:7-11; Titus 2:11-14; 1 John 3:2-3; 2 Peter 3:11-13). See also ANTICHRIST; DAY OF THE LORD; ESCHATOLOGY; HEAVEN; HELL; JUDGMENT; KINGDOM OF GOD; RESURRECTION; SECOND COMING.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Millennium
(mih leh' ni uhm) A term not found in Scripture but taken from Latin to express the “thousand years” mentioned six times in Revelation 20:1-7 . The meaning of the thousand years and the relation of Christ's future coming to them have given rise to various millennial views.
Evangelical Christians hold three main views: amillennialism, dispensational premillennialism, and historic premillennialism. A popular view of yesteryear was postmillennialism, but it is no lonhyger widely held, though a new form of it combined with reconstructionist theology has appeared.
The use of the prefixes a- , pre- , and post- with the term millennial could be misleading. Much more is involved in these viewpoints than merely positioning the return of Christ in relation to a millennium. In spite of the danger of over-simplification these terms are so widely used that they furnish the working labels for a study of end time prophecy. The names given the views suggest the general drift of each one.
Postmillennialism The growth of the church and the power of the gospel will cause the world to get better and better until the present order blends into the millennium during which the righteous will be in charge on earth. Evil will be practically nonexistent. Christ will return at the end of the millennium at a time when Satan reasserts his power. The final victory of Christ will occur at that time with final judgment and the eternal order following.
Amillennialism The term suggests “no thousand years.” The idea is no literal thousand year period, but a symbolic expression related to the spiritual blessedness of present Christian experience in which Satan is a defeated enemy and believers reign in life by Christ Jesus. Therefore, this view does not look for a literal, future thousand year reign of Christ on the earth during which Satan is bound.
Premillennialism The idea is that of “before the millennium or thousand years.” Such a view positions the return of Christ prior to a millennial period. There are two broad types of premillennialism.
1. Dispensational premillennialism takes the thousand years to be literal both as to fact and number. The millennium is seen to follow a seven-year tribulation period. At the beginning of the tribulation, the church will be taken out of the world. This rapture of the church is seen as the first phase of the second coming of Christ. During the millennium, Christ will reign on the earth with His saints while Satan is bound in the bottomless pit. The Jews as a nation are seen to have a major place in the events of the millennial period. This view of future events also incorporates many other aspects of biblical prophecy, such as a second phase of Christ's return following the millennium.
2. Historic premillennialism holds to a literal, future reign of Christ on earth, during which Satan is bound a thousand years and the saints reign with Christ. Many who hold this view, however, allow for symbolism in the use of the number 1,000 . While the reign of Christ will be literal, the length of the reign may or may not be exactly 1,000 years. This type of premillennialism does not divide the second coming into two phases. There is a single return between the tribulation and millennium. See Eschatology ; Rapture ; Future Hope ; Seventy Weeks ; Tribulation .
Jerry W. Batson
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Millennium
MILLENNIUM. A period of a thousand years, during which, according to Revelation 20:2-7 , the Dragon ( i.e . the devil) is to be confined in the abyss, while the martyrs, having been raised from the dead, are to reign with Christ. The period begins with this first resurrection, and at its end, Satan, prior to his destruction, is to be released for a time to deceive the nations.
This reference in Revelation is unique in the NT. The Millennium was, however, present in the Jewish apocalyptic literature. In Slavonic Enoch (chs. 32 and 33), time is described as a week of seven days, each of one thousand years in length. These six days ( i.e . 6000 years) are said to have elapsed from the time of the Creation to the Judgment. Then will come a ‘sabbath of rest’ of a thousand years, and then an eighth day which shall be timeless. A similar expectation is to be found in the Talmud ( Sanh . 97 a ), and it is not impossible that this conception can be traced back to Babylonia or Persia.
In the history of the Christian Church the doctrine of the Millennium has played a considerable rôle, but Chiliasm (wh. see) has been opposed by most of the great theologians from Augustine down. In the Epistle of Barnabas (ch. 15) we have a view very similar to that of the Slavonic Enoch, while Justin Martyr ( Dial . 80) regards a chiliastic view of the future as an essential part of Christian faith, although he knows that it is not held by all the orthodox. At the present time, in addition to the Second Adventists, millennial views are held strongly by a number of earnest Christians commonly called pre-millenarians because of their belief that Christ will return before the period of a thousand years begins and establish an earthly reign. In accordance with this theory (see Chiliasm, Parousia), the resurrection is to be limited not to martyrs but to all Christians. Such an interpretation obviously does violence to the connexion between the nineteenth and twentieth chapters of Revelation, and gives undue prominence to an expectation which was held by neither Jesus nor St. Paul, nor, in fact, by any writer of the NT except the author of Revelation. At the same time, there is little question that this pre-millennial view is germane to the literalistic Messianic hope which controlled the NT Church, and is not beyond a possible harmonization with 1 Corinthians 15:23 The fundamental difficulty in erecting it into a doctrine of essential Christianity is that it presupposes conditions and expectations, carried over from Judaism, which the course of history has shown to be without foundation.
Shailer Mathews.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Millennium
See Eschatology, Parousia.
CARM Theological Dictionary - Millennium
Literally, this word means 1000 years. In the study of end time doctrines (eschatology) the millennium is the period of time of Christ's rulership. The debate has been over when the millennium will take place and what what form will it actually be. The terms that have arisen out of this debate are premillennialism, amillennialism, and postmillennialism. Premillennialism teaches that the millennium is yet future and that upon Christ's return He will set up His earthly kingdom. Amillennialism teaches that the millennium is a figurative period and that Christ's rule began when He first became man. Postmillennialism teaches that through the preaching of the Word of God, the world will be converted and will then usher in Christ and the kingdom of God. There are good arguments for each position.
Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Millennium
"a thousand years;" generally employed to denote the thousand years, during which, according to an ancient tradition in the church, grounded on some doubtful texts in the Apocalypse and other scriptures, our blessed Saviour shall reign with the faithful upon earth after the first resurrection, before the final completion of beatitude. Though there have been no age of the church in which the millennium was not admitted by individual divines of the first eminence, it is yet evident, from the writings of Eusebius, Irenxus, Origen, and others, among the ancients, as well as from the histories of Dupin, Mosheim, and all the moderns, that it was never adopted by the whole church or made an article of the established creed in any nation. About the middle of the fourth century the Millenarians held the following tenets: 1st, That the city of Jerusalem should be rebuilt, and that the land of Judea should be the habitation of those who were to reign on the earth a thousand years. 2dly, That the first resurrection was not to be confined to the martyrs, but that, after the fall of Antichrist, all the just were to rise, and all that were on the earth were to continue for that space of time. 3dly, That Christ shall then come down from heaven, and be seen on earth, and reign there with his servants. 4thly, That the saints, during this period, shall enjoy all the delights of a terrestrial paradise. These opinions were founded upon several passages in Scripture, which the Millenarians, among the fathers, understood in no other than a literal sense; but which the moderns, who hold that opinion, consider as partly literal and partly metaphorical. Of these passages, that upon which the greatest stress has been laid we believe to be the following:
"And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit, and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the devil and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, and cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled; and, after that, he must be loosed a little season. And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them; and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, nor in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again till the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection." Revelation 20:1-6 . This passage all the ancient Millenarians took in a sense grossly literal, and taught, that, during the Millennium, the saints on earth were to enjoy every bodily delight.
The moderns, on the other hand, consider the power and pleasures of this kingdom as wholly spiritual; and they represent them as not to commence till after the conflagration, or the present earth. But that this last supposition is a mistake, the very next verse but one assures us; for we are there told, that, "when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, and shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth;" and we have no reason to believe that he will have such power or such liberty in "the new heavens and the new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness." We may observe, however, the following things respecting it:
1. That the Scriptures afford us ground to believe that the church will arrive to a state of prosperity which it never has yet enjoyed, Revelation 20:4 ; Revelation 20:7 . Psalms 72:11 . Is. 2: 2, 4. 11: 9. 49: 23. 60: Can. 7: 27.
2. That this will continue at least a thousand years, or a considerable space of time, in which the work of salvation may be fully accomplished in the utmost extent and glory of it. In this time, in which the world will soon be filled with real Christians, and continue full by constant propagation to supply the place of those who leave the world, there will be many thousands born and live on the earth, to each one that has been born and lived in the preceeding six thousand years; so that, if they who shall be born in that thousand years shall be all, or most of them saved (as they will be, ) there will, on the whole, be many thousands of mankind saved to one that shall be lost.
3. This will be a state of great happiness and glory. Some think that Christ will reign personally on earth, and that there will be a literal resurrection of the saints, Revelation 20:4 ; Revelation 20:7 ; but I rather suppose that the reign of Christ and resurrection of saints alluded to in that passage, is only figurative; and that nothing more is meant than that, before the general judgment, the Jews shall be converted, genuine Christianity be diffused through all nations, and that Christ shall reign, by his spiritual presence, in a glorious manner. It will, however, be a time of eminent holiness, clear light and knowledge, love, peace, and friendship, agreement in doctrine and worship. Human life, perhaps, will rarely be endangered by the poisons of the mineral, vegetable, and animal kingdoms. Beasts of prey, perhaps will be extirpated, or tamed by the power of man. The inhabitants of every place will rest secure from fear of robbery and murder. War shall be entirely ended. Capital crimes and punishments be heard of no more. Governments placed on fair, just, and humane foundations.
The torch of civil discord will be extinguished. Perhaps Pagans, Turks, Deists, and Jews, will be as few in number as Christians are now. Kings, nobles, magistrates, and rulers in churches shall act with principle, and be forward to promote the best interests of men: tyranny, oppression, persecution, bigotry, and cruelty, shall cease. Business will be attended to without contention, dishonesty, and covetousness. Trades and manufactories will be carried on with a design to promote the general good of mankind, and not with selfish interests, as now. Merchandise between distant countries will be conducted without fear of an enemy; and works of ornament and beauty, perhaps, shall not be wanting in those days. Learning, which has always flourished in proportion as religion has spread, shall then greatly increase, and be employed for the best of purposes. Astronomy, geography, natural history, metaphysics, and all the useful sciences, will be better understood, and consecrated to the service of God; and I cannot help thinking that by the improvements which have been made, and are making, in ship-building, navigation, electricity, medicine, &c. that "the tempest will lose half its force, the lightning lose half its terrors, : and the human frame not near so much exposed to danger. Above all, the Bible will be more highly appreciated, its harmony perceived, its superiority owned, and its energy felt by millions of human beings. In fact, the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.
4. The time when the Millennium will commence cannot be fully ascertained; but the common idea is, that it will be in the seven thousandth year of the world. It will, most probably, come on by degrees, and be in a manner introduced years before that time. And who knows but the present convulsions among different nations; the overthrow which popery has had in places where it has been so dominant for hundreds of years; the fulfilment of prophecy respecting infidels, and the falling away of many in the last times; and yet in the midst of all, the number of missionaries sent into different parts of the world, together with the increase of Gospel ministers; the thousands of ignorant children that have been taught to read the Bible, and the vast number of different societies that have been lately instituted for the benevolent purpose of informing the minds and impressing the hearts of the ignorant; who knows, I say, but what these things are the forerunners of events of the most delightful nature, and which may usher in the happy morn of that bright and glorious day when the whole world shall be filled with his glory, and all the ends of the earth see the salvation of our God?
See Hopkins on the Millen.: Whitby's Treatise on it, at the end of the 2d Vol. of his Annotations on the New. Tes.; Robert Gray's Discourses, dis. 10; Bishop Newton's Twenty- fifth Diss. on the Proph.; Bellamy's Treat. on the Millennium. There are four admirable papers of Mr. Shrubsole's on the subject, in the 6th vol. of the Theol. Miscellany; Lardner's Cred. 4th, 5th, 7th, and 9th vols.; Mosheim's Eccl. Hist. cent. 3, p. 11, ch. 12; Taylor's Sermons on the Millennium; Illustrations of Prophecy, ch. 31.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Millennium
This word signifies a thousand years, and usually refers to that period spoken of in Revelation 20 . The first resurrection will have taken place before these years commence, the saints who have part in this resurrection will be priests of God and of Christ, and reign with Christ the thousand years. During that period Satan will be confined in the abyss, or bottomless pit. Revelation 20:1-6 . These two facts prove that the millennium will not be brought about by any present or similar agency in connection with the gospel. Satan must be confined, and the first resurrection must have taken place. See RESURRECTION.Other important events will also have occurred previously, namely, the judgements that must fall upon Judah and Israel before they can under God occupy the first place of earthly blessing in their own land, the nations being blessed through them. Jeremiah 30:4-9 ; Matthew 24:21,22 . Blessing will follow the judgements. They will not speak then of having been brought out of Egypt, but from all countries whither God has driven them. Jeremiah 23:5-8 . The reconciliation of Israel will be "life from the dead." Romans 11:15 .
The man of sin also must first be manifested, and, with the resuscitated Roman empire, be crushed. 2 Thessalonians 2:7-12 ; Revelation 13 ; Revelation 14 . From these, and from other particulars mentioned in scripture, it is clear that there will be a great and marvellous change before the millennium is established, and that change will not be limited to a spiritual change in man, as many suppose. The change will bring about a dispensation entirely different in character from that which now exists during the gathering out from the nations of a people for heavenly blessing. It will be characterised by a universal knowledge of Jehovah in relation to Israel. Jeremiah 31:34 ; Zechariah 14:9 . "All flesh shall know that I Jehovah am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob." Isaiah 49:26 . The Lord Himself will reign over the earth in righteousness, and all the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness. Psalm 72:8,17 ; Isaiah 11:5 ; Isaiah 26:9 .
The Spirit will be poured out on all flesh, and creation, now groaning and travailing in pain, will be delivered from the bondage of corruption. Romans 8:19-22 . "Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree." Isaiah 55:13 : cf. Isaiah 41:19 . Things and natures, most opposed and diverse, will dwell together in peace. "The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice's den." Isaiah 11:6-8 .
There will be universal peace and blessing all over the earth: instead of the invention of weapons of slaughter, the swords will be beaten into ploughshares. Isaiah 2:4 .
Thus the kingdom spoken of in Daniel 2:44 will be established on earth by the God of heaven, and it will consume all other kingdoms. It will be the kingdom of God in power , and the Lord Jesus will be acknowledged King of kings and Lord of lords. He will first reign as son of David, the man of war, and then, when all enemies of His people have been subdued, as Solomon, the man of peace.
Death, though not destroyed, will be swallowed up in victory. If one should die at a hundred years of age he will be considered an 'infant.' Isaiah 65:20 .
The throne of God and the Lamb will be in the new and heavenly Jerusalem, which descends from God out of heaven, and the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb will be the temple thereof. The glory of God lightens it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. The saved nations will walk in the light of it. Revelation 21:22-24 .
As well as being the fulfilment of all God's promises to Israel, the millennium will be a trial of man under entirely new circumstances. And no sooner will Satan, released from his prison, go forth to deceive the nations, than he will be readily listened to. They will be gathered to attack Jerusalem, but only to meet with their own destruction. Revelation 20:7-9 .
Webster's Dictionary - Millennium
(n.) A thousand years; especially, the thousand years mentioned in the twentieth chapter in the twentieth chapter of Revelation, during which holiness is to be triumphant throughout the world. Some believe that, during this period, Christ will reign on earth in person with his saints.

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Chiliasm - ) The doctrine of the personal reign of Christ on earth during the Millennium. ) The Millennium
Premillennial - ) Previous to the Millennium
Millennium - In the study of end time doctrines (eschatology) the Millennium is the period of time of Christ's rulership. The debate has been over when the Millennium will take place and what what form will it actually be. Premillennialism teaches that the Millennium is yet future and that upon Christ's return He will set up His earthly kingdom. Amillennialism teaches that the Millennium is a figurative period and that Christ's rule began when He first became man
Millennist - ) One who believes in the Millennium
Return of Christ - See Eschatology ; Future Hope ; Millennium ; Parousia ; Second Coming
Millenniarism - ) Belief in, or expectation of, the Millennium; millenarianism
Millennial - ) Of or pertaining to the Millennium, or to a thousand years; as, a millennial period; millennial happiness
Millenary - ) The space of a thousand years; a Millennium; also, a Millenarian
Second Coming - See also DAY OF THE LORD; ESCHATOLOGY; JUDGMENT; KINGDOM OF GOD; Millennium; RESURRECTION
Jehovahshammah - Name, signifying 'Jehovah is there,' to be given to Jerusalem, when it is brought into full blessing in the Millennium
Premillennialism - It says that there is a future Millennium (1000 years) where Christ will rule and reign over the earth. At the beginning of the Millennium Satan and his angels will be bound and peace will exist on the entire earth
Millenarian - ) Consisting of a thousand years; of or pertaining to the Millennium, or to the Millenarians
Millennium - Much more is involved in these viewpoints than merely positioning the return of Christ in relation to a Millennium. ...
Postmillennialism The growth of the church and the power of the gospel will cause the world to get better and better until the present order blends into the Millennium during which the righteous will be in charge on earth. Christ will return at the end of the Millennium at a time when Satan reasserts his power. ...
Premillennialism The idea is that of “before the Millennium or thousand years. The Millennium is seen to follow a seven-year tribulation period. During the Millennium, Christ will reign on the earth with His saints while Satan is bound in the bottomless pit. This view of future events also incorporates many other aspects of biblical prophecy, such as a second phase of Christ's return following the Millennium. There is a single return between the tribulation and Millennium
Jehovahtsidkenu - Name, signifying 'Jehovah our righteousness,' to be given to the Lord Jesus when He reigns over restored Judah and Israel in the Millennium
Eschatology - Eschatological subjects include the Resurrection, Resurrection, the Rapture, the Tribulation, the Millennium, the Binding of Satan, the Three witnesses, the Final Judgment, Armageddon, and The New Heavens and the New Earth. (See Amillennialism and Premillennialism for more information on views on the Millennium
Millennium - Some maintain that Christ will personally appear on earth for the purpose of establishing his kingdom at the beginning of this Millennium. " The Millennium will thus precede his coming
Briers - It shows how abundant are the fruits of the curse pronounced in Eden because of the sin of man, but which will be removed in the Millennium, when the myrtle, etc
Day of the Lord - There will be judgements before the Millennium, and there will be judgements after the Millennium, so that we may regard the Day of the Lord as extending through the Millennium: it will be 'the Lord's' day in contrast to 'man's' day
Horse - …” In the second quarter of the second Millennium the chariot became a major military weapon and “horses” a very desirable commodity. It was not until the end of the second Millennium that a rudimentary cavalry appeared on the battlefield
Revelation of Christ - (See Millennium
Fir, Fir-Tree, - It will be produced instead of the thornin the Millennium, and Israel, when she returns in blessing, will say, "I am like a green fir-tree
Cockatrice - Its deadly sting will be changed in the Millennium, when a little child shall put its hand on its den
Abyss - Satan will be bound there during the Millennium (Revelation 20:1-3 )
Winter - In the case of the Christian this time is followed by GOD's blessing, care and recovery, both in the Millennium, in Heaven, or in the individual experience here on earth
Asp - In the Millennium a child will play harmlessly at its hole
Amillennialism - Instead, it teaches that we are in the Millennium now, and that at the return of Christ (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18; 1Th 5:1-2) there will be the final judgment and the heavens and the earth will then be destroyed and remade (2 Peter 3:10)
Tabernacles, Feast of - The feast prefigures the Millennium, when the people will enter into full blessing, and the eighth day, the great day, the communion of the heavenly and the earthly
Adventists - Miller believed that the second coming of Christ was to be in 1843 and would be followed by the Millennium
Myrtle - During the Millennium, 'instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree,' so that it seems to be a type of peace and blessing
Wolf - How great will be the change in the Millennium is denoted, among other things, by the wolf and the lamb dwelling together
Chiliasm - It includes the doctrine of the Millennium (whence its name fr. There is, however, no uniformity in these chiliastic views, except as to the belief in the coming of the Millennium (see Millennium), in which all share
Millennium - Millennium. The Millennium was, however, present in the Jewish apocalyptic literature. ...
In the history of the Christian Church the doctrine of the Millennium has played a considerable rôle, but Chiliasm (wh
Branch, the - It is a description of the Lord Jesus in the Millennium
Cerinthians - Cerinthus has been handed down as the first person who held the notion of a Millennium; and though the fathers undoubtedly believed that, previous to the general resurrection, the earth would undergo a renovation, and the just would rise to enjoy a long period of terrestrial happiness, yet there was a marked and palpable difference between the Millennium of the fathers and that of Cerinthus. The fathers conceived this terrestrial happiness to be perfectly pure and freed from the imperfections of our nature; but Cerinthus is said to have promised his followers a Millennium of the grossest pleasures and the most sensual gratifications. It is singular that all the three sources, to which we may trace the Gnostic doctrines, might furnish some foundation for this notion of a Millennium. The institution of the jubilee, and the glowing descriptions given by the prophets of the restoration of the Jews, and the reign of the Messiah, may have led the later Jews to some of their mystical fancies; and when all these systems were blended together by the Gnostics, it is not strange, if a Millennium formed part of their creed long before the time of Cerinthus. It seems probable, however, that he went much farther than his predecessors in teaching that the Millennium would consist in a course of sensual indulgence; and it may have been his notions upon this subject, added to those concerning the human nature of Christ, which led him to maintain, contrary to the generality of Gnostics, that Christ had not yet risen, but that he would rise hereafter. It is most probable that this period was that of the Millennium; and the words of St
Thorns, Thistles - ...
In the Millennium, "instead of the thorn shall come up the myrtle tree
Appearing of Christ - The Jews and the ten tribes will be restored to their land in blessing, ushering in the Millennium
Leopard - In the Millennium "the leopard shall lie down with the kid
Gog And Magog - In Ezekiel the attack is before Israel is finally settled in the land, as may be seen by the context; whereas in the Revelation it is after the thousand years of the Millennium, and is followed by the final overthrow of God's enemies who are led on by Satan. There is doubtless an allusion to the names in Ezekiel; 'Gog and Magog,' being symbolical names, are employed to describe all the proud and powerful hordes of post-millennium times, whose number is 'as the sand of the sea,' and whom Satan will collect together from all quarters to attack the kingdom of the Lord Jesus as established on earth, only to be devoured by fire from heaven: for Satan, when loosed, will not be able to raise up an empire against the Lord
Boaz - JACHIN signifies 'He will establish,' and BOAZ, 'in Him [1] strength' — implying that the kingdom will be established in strength and in peace, under the administration of Christ: thus the names are typical of the Millennium
Leopard - " Its unalterable spots represent man's inability to change himself (Jeremiah 13:23); yet the leopard in the Millennium shall "lie down with the kid" (Isaiah 11:6)
Bottomless Pit - Satan will be confined in the abyss during the thousand years of the Millennium
Eschatology - These are, chiefly, Jesus' return, the Millennium, the last judgment, the final resurrection, and heaven and hell. ...
The Millennium For the last century or so, different overall eschatological perspectives have usually been classified according to their viewpoint regarding the Millennium. The “millennium” (from the Latin mille , meaning “a thousand”) refers to the 1,000 year reign of Christ and His saints described in Revelation 20:4-6 . Towards the end of the Millennium evil will again arise, and it will have to be defeated once more before God's cosmic rule is perfected. Those who hold the general expectation that Jesus will return before establishing an earthly Millennium are called “historic premillennialists. Postmillennialism Whereas premillennialists hold that Jesus will return before the Millennium, postmillennialists maintain that He will return after (“post-”) an earthly kingdom is established. This means, however, that the Millennium will be simultaneous with an era of ordinary human history. Amillennialism By adding the prefix “a-” (meaning “not”), amillennialists express their conviction that no historical period called the Millennium does or will exist. ...
Paradoxically, it was during late antiquity, as many church leaders were adopting a postmillennial perspective, that much popular piety ceased hoping for any historical Millennium and, focusing entirely on the afterlife, became amillennial. His perfected rule, however, would be established immediately, and not preceded by an interim called the Millennium. (2) Then, after the Millennium: Satan and all evil will be destroyed; then the “unjust” will rise; they will be judged for their evil works; and the new heavens and new earth will descend (compare Revelation 21:1 ). The resurrection, however, must now occur in three phases: at the rapture, all who have died in Christ to that time will be raised; at Jesus' second return, those martyred during the Tribulation will rise; finally, after the Millennium, the “unjust” will be resurrected. Judgment, too, will proceed somewhat differently: “the just” who join the rapture will be rewarded then, while those raised at Jesus' second return will be rewarded only after the Millennium, when “the unjust” are raised and judged. For when people ask about the relationship between the Millennium and the present, they often are seeking to determine what kind of actions and attitudes are appropriate in the present. For instance, postmillennialists will usually conclude that because the Millennium is already here, vigorous involvement in certain social movements is imperative. Premillennialists may conclude that because the Millennium is not yet here, social involvement is not appropriate; or perhaps that radical, counter-cultural criticism and involvement are called for
Thousand Years - The Millennium . As before, by Christ's ascension, he ceased to be accuser of the brethren in heaven, so during the Millennium he ceases to be seducer and persecutor on earth. Earth, not becoming transfigured until after the Millennium, shall not be, during it, the meet home for the transfigured saints; but from heaven they with Christ rule the earth, the comparatively free communion between the heavenly and earthly churches being typified by Christ's communion at short intervals with His disciples during the 40 days between His resurrection and ascension. ...
Even during the Millennium there is a separation between heaven and earth, humanity transfigured and humanity in the flesh. In the judgment on this, the world of nature is destroyed and renewed, as the world of history was before the Millennium. The Millennium shall be the last season of grace; for what can move him in whom the church's visible glory, evil being circumscribed on all sides, evokes no longing for communion with the church's King? As the history of nations ended with the church's millennial manifestation in glory, so that of mankind in general shall end with the separation of the just from the wicked. Finally, when the corrupt flesh and Satan shall have been cast out forever after the Millennium, the general resurrection, judgment, and regeneration of our home shall follow. ) The same Spirit regenerates the believer's soul now (Romans 8:11), his body at Christ's coming, and his home (Psalms 104:30; Revelation 21:1) after the Millennium. Earth and nature shall be regenerated, as the nations were previously in the Millennium. ...
The saints not merely, as in it, reign from heaven over the earth; but the heavenly Jerusalem, having the glory of God, shall descend on earth, far eclipsing Israel's Jerusalem in the Millennium. "The nations of them which are saved," namely, during the Millennium (which will be the age of the regeneration of nations as this is the age of the regeneration of individual souls) "shall walk in the light of" the heavenly Jerusalem, i
Millenarians - are those who believe, according to an ancient tradition in the church, grounded on some doubtful texts in the book of Revelation and other scriptures, that our Saviour shall reign a thousand years with the faithful upon earth after the first resurrection, before the full completion of final happiness; and their name, taken from the Latin word mille, "a thousand," has a direct allusion to the duration of this spiritual empire, which is styled the Millennium. A Millennium, or a future paradisaical state of the earth, is viewed by some as a doctrine not of Christian, but of Jewish, origin. The Jews understood several passages of the prophets, as Zechariah 14:16 , &c, of the Millennium; in which, according to their carnal apprehensions, the Messiah is to reign on earth, and to bring all nations within the pale, and under subjection to the ordinances, of the Jewish church. ...
Justin Martyr, the most ancient of the fathers, was a great supporter of the doctrine of the Millennium, or that our Saviour shall reign with the faithful upon earth, after the resurrection, for a thousand years; which he declares was the belief of all orthodox Christians. Whitby, in his learned treatise on the subject, proves, first, that the Millennium was never generally received in the church of Christ; and, secondly, that there is no just ground to think it was derived from the Apostles. The truth seems to be, as one well remarks, "that a spiritual reign of Christ was believed by all who carefully examined the Scriptures, though the popular notions of the Millennium were often rejected; and ancient as well as modern writers assailed the extravagant superstructure, not the Scriptural foundation or the doctrine. Some believe that Christ will reign personally on the earth, and that the prophecies of the Millennium point to a resurrection of martyrs and other just men, to reign with him a thousand years in a visible kingdom. It is, I conceive, to these great events, the fall of antichrist, the reestablishment of the Jews, and the beginning of the glorious Millennium, that the three different dates in Daniel, of twelve hundred and sixty years, twelve hundred and ninety years, and thirteen hundred and thirty-five years, are to be referred. '...
Such is the representation of the Millennium, as given by those who embrace the opinion of Christ's reigning personally on earth during the period of one thousand years. Lowman, &c, contend against the literal interpretation of the Millennium, both as to its nature and duration. Faber observes that, "respecting the yet future and mysterious Millennium, the less that is said upon the subject the better. Those who agree in general in this notion of the Millennium differ with respect to many circumstances, which it is needless to mention here. The whole is a figure, and can mean no more than, that, when the time of the Millennium arrives, or rather previous to it, Jesus Christ will lay effectual restraints on Satan, so that his powerful and prevailing influence, by which he had before deceived and destroyed a great part of mankind, shall be wholly taken from him for a thousand years. This could not be his appearing the second time, were he thus to appear, and to be bodily present in his human nature on earth, in the time of the Millennium, which is to take place before the day of judgment. And he will, in the same way, come to destroy antichrist, and the kingdom of Satan in the world, and introduce the Millennium; and in these instances, and others, he may be said to appear. But if he were here on earth, visible in his human nature, and reigning in his glorified body, during the Millennium, he would be already here to attend the last judgment, and he could not be properly said to come from heaven, and to be revealed from heaven, because this was done a thousand years before. This is evidently his appearing the second time, for the salvation of all them that look for him; but were he on earth before this, in the human nature, during the time of the Millennium, how could he be said to be revealed, to descend and come from heaven to judge the world?...
3. The most easy and probable meaning is, that the souls of the martyrs, and all the faithful followers of Christ, who have lived in the world, and have died before the Millennium shall commence, shall revive and live again in their successors, who shall rise up in the same spirit, and in the same character, in which they lived and died; and in the revival and flourishing of that cause which they espoused, and spent their lives in promoting. This is therefore a spiritual resurrection, denoting that all Christ's people shall appear in the spirit and power of those martyrs and holy men, who had before lived in the world, and who shall live again in these their successors, and in the revival of their cause, or in the resurrection of the church, from the very low state in which it had been before the Millennium, to a state of great prosperity and glory. This will constitute the peculiar glory and the source of the happiness of the Millennium state, Zechariah 14:20-21
Ivory - Sources outside the Old Testament, indicate that elephants existed in northern Syria during the second Millennium B
Regeneration - The final regeneration of the earth and nature shall be after the Millennium (Revelation 21; 2 Peter 3:7-13)
Acceptable Year of the Lord - There may be an allusion to the year of Jubilee (type of the Millennium) when servants were liberated, debts cancelled, and when family possessions were restored to their original owners
Inclose - The meaning, from the context, is that God has ordered that all should be convicted of disobedience without escape by human merit, that He might display His mercy, and has offered the Gospel without national distinction, and that when Isreal is retored, He will, in the resulting Millennium, show His mercy to all nations
Melchisedec, Melchizedek - He was a type of Christ as a royal-priest: "King of righteousness and king of peace," as He will be in the Millennium
Throne - Hebrews 1:8 ; Revelation 3:21 (1st part); 22:3; His seat of authority in the Millennium, Matthew 19:28 (1st part); (c) by metonymy for angelic powers, Colossians 1:16 ; (d) of the Apostles in millennial authority, Matthew 19:28 (2nd part); Luke 22:30 ; (e) of the elders in the heavenly vision, Revelation 4:4 (2nd and 3rd parts), RV, "thrones" (AV, "seats"); so Revelation 11:16 ; (f) of David, Luke 1:32 ; Acts 2:30 ; (g) of Satan, Revelation 2:13 , RV, "throne" (AV, "seat"); (h) of "the beast," the final and federal head of the revived Roman Empire, Revelation 13:2 ; 16:10
Gog - The prophet naturally uses their name taken from familiar history to represent the anti-Christian confederacy about, to assail the Jews in the Holy Land before the Millennium; Revelation 20:7-9, to represent the confederacy headed by Satan, and about to assail the beloved city after the Millennium
Feasts - There can be no doubt that these seven feasts were typical of the ways of blessing from the cross to the Millennium. } blessing in the Millennium
Millennium - These two facts prove that the Millennium will not be brought about by any present or similar agency in connection with the gospel. From these, and from other particulars mentioned in scripture, it is clear that there will be a great and marvellous change before the Millennium is established, and that change will not be limited to a spiritual change in man, as many suppose. ...
As well as being the fulfilment of all God's promises to Israel, the Millennium will be a trial of man under entirely new circumstances
Dagon - However, his origins were in Mesopotamia during the third Millennium B
Bear, - In the Millennium the cow and the bear shall feed together
Army - In the NT it denotes the distribution of troops in army formation, "armies," Hebrews 11:34 ; a camp, as of the Israelites, Exodus 19:17 ; 29:14 ; 32:17 ; hence, in Hebrews 13:11,13 , of Jerusalem, since the city was to the Jews what the camp in the wilderness had been to the Israelites; in Revelation 20:9 , the "armies" or camp of the saints, at the close of the Millennium
Tribulation - See Dispensation ; Eschatology ; Future Hope ; Millennium ; Rapture ; Revelation, Book of; Seventy Weeks
Pit - In addition, it is used metaphorically for an underworld dungeon: a gloomy prison for the fallen angels (2 Peter 2:4 ) or a bottomless abyss for Satan during the Millennium (Revelation 20:1-3 )
Ai - It seems that et-Tell was first occupied as early as the fourth Millennium (3200-3000 B. ) and continued to thrive until the end of the third Millennium (2200 B
Millennium - Though there have been no age of the church in which the Millennium was not admitted by individual divines of the first eminence, it is yet evident, from the writings of Eusebius, Irenxus, Origen, and others, among the ancients, as well as from the histories of Dupin, Mosheim, and all the moderns, that it was never adopted by the whole church or made an article of the established creed in any nation. This passage all the ancient Millenarians took in a sense grossly literal, and taught, that, during the Millennium, the saints on earth were to enjoy every bodily delight. The time when the Millennium will commence cannot be fully ascertained; but the common idea is, that it will be in the seven thousandth year of the world. on the Millennium. 12; Taylor's Sermons on the Millennium; Illustrations of Prophecy, ch
Age, Old - ...
In the Millennium, when there shall be a worldwide theocracy, with Israel for its center, the temporal sanction of exceeding long life (as in patriarchal times) shall be the reward for piety, and shortened years the penalty of any exceptional sin (Isaiah 65:20; Zechariah 8:4)
Conflagration - Hartley declared it as his opinion, that the Millennium will consist of a thousand prophetical years, where each day is a year, 1: e. ...
But it seems an invincible objection against this hypothesis, which places the Millennium after the conflagration, that the saints inhabiting the earth after the first resurrection are represented as distressed by the invasion of some wicked enemies, Revelation 20:7-9 . Eze 38:39: ...
See Millennium. Burnet's Theory of the Earth; Whitby on the Millennium; Hartley on Man, vol
Magog - In Revelation 20:8 ‘Gog and Magog’ are applied figuratively to denote the nations who are pictured as brought by Satan, at the end of the Millennium, to attack Jerusalem, and as destroyed before it (see, further, Gog)
Seventy Weeks - See Dispensation ; Eschatology ; Millennium, Tribulation
Age of Man - ) In the thousand years of the Millennium apparently no one will die but the wicked, and one at a hundred years of age will be called a child: the days of God's people will be as the days of a tree, and they will, when the curse is removed, long enjoy the work of their hands
Curse, the - The weak and the strong of the animal world shall also dwell happily together in the Millennium
Dispensation, - The Dispensation of the Reign of Christ over the earth during the Millennium. See Millennium
Millennium - The word ‘millennium’ means ‘a thousand years’. This occurs at the end of the earthly Millennium, when the wicked are raised to face final judgment (John 5:28-29). ...
The postmillennial view is that Christ will return after (post) the Millennium
Resurrection - 1: ἀνάστασις (Strong's #386 — Noun Feminine — anastasis — an-as'-tas-is ) denotes (I) "a raising up," or "rising" (ana, "up," and histemi, "to cause to stand"), Luke 2:34 , "the rising up;" the AV "again" obscures the meaning; the Child would be like a stone against which many in Israel would stumble while many others would find in its strength and firmness a means of their salvation and spiritual life; (II) of "resurrection" from the dead, (a) of Christ, Acts 1:22 ; 2:31 ; 4:33 ; Romans 1:4 ; 6:5 ; Philippians 3:10 ; 1 Peter 1:3 ; 3:21 ; by metonymy, of Christ as the Author of "resurrection," John 11:25 ; (b) of those who are Christ's at His Parousia (see COMING), Luke 14:14 , "the resurrection of the just;" Luke 20:33,35,36 ; John 5:29 (1st part), "the resurrection of life;" John 11:24 ; Acts 23:6 ; 24:15 (1st part); 1 Corinthians 15:21,42 ; 2 Timothy 2:18 ; Hebrews 11:35 (2nd part), see RAISE , Note (3); Revelation 20:5 , "the first resurrection;" hence the insertion of "is" stands for the completion of this "resurrection," of which Christ was "the firstfruits;" Revelation 20:6 ; (c) of "the rest of the dead," after the Millennium (cp
Ebla - They appear to belong to the mid-third Millennium B. ...
Syria appears to have become a great cultural center during the mid-third Millennium B. The many bilingual lexical texts provide an unusual opportunity for the comparative study of Semitic languages, especially Eblaite and Old Akkadian in the third Millennium B. ...
Major elements of the religious environment at Ebla continued into the first Millennium B
Ebla - They appear to belong to the mid-third Millennium B. ...
Syria appears to have become a great cultural center during the mid-third Millennium B. The many bilingual lexical texts provide an unusual opportunity for the comparative study of Semitic languages, especially Eblaite and Old Akkadian in the third Millennium B. ...
Major elements of the religious environment at Ebla continued into the first Millennium B
Habakkuk - " This looks forward to the Millennium, passing over the partial return of the people in the books of Ezra and Nehemiah
Commodianus - ), probably because of certain heterodox statements respecting Antichrist, the Millennium, and the First Resurrection
Rellyanists - In general they appear to believe that there will be a resurrection to life, and a resurrection to condemnation; that believers only will be among the former, who as first fruits, and kings and priests, will have part in the first resurrection, and shall reign with Christ in his kingdom of the Millennium; that unbelievers who are after raised, must wait the manifestation of the Saviour of the world, under that condemnation of conscience which a mind in darkness and wrath must necessarily feel; that believers, called kings and priests, will be made the medium of communication to their condemned brethren; and like Joseph to his brethren, though he spoke roughly to them, in reality overflowed with affection and tenderness; that ultimately every knee shall bow, and every tongue confess that in the Lord they have righteousness and strength; and thus every enemy shall be subdued to the kingdom and glory of the Great Mediator
Eschatology - The kingly Messiah and heavenly Son of man, having died for sin, will return to reign (Matthew 25:31-34; see KINGDOM OF GOD; MESSIAH; Millennium; SON OF MAN)
Human Sacrifice - Direct evidence for human sacrifice during the first Millennium B
Save, Saving - , Luke 19:10 ; John 10:9 ; 1 Corinthians 10:33 ; 1 Timothy 1:15 ; (g) of those who endure to the end of the time of the Great Tribulation, Matthew 10:22 ; Mark 13:13 ; (h) of the individual believer, who, though losing his reward at the Judgment-Seat of Christ hereafter, will not lose his salvation, 1 Corinthians 3:15 ; 5:5 ; (i) of the deliverance of the nations at the Millennium, Revelation 21:24 (in some mss
Arden - ...
Jeremiah 31:12 (a) By this type the Lord is describing to us the blessing that will rest upon the nation of Israel in the Millennium when they have turned back to GOD, and He has removed all cause for the grief and sorrow
Worship - In the Millennium the people will not have access in the same sense: the true figure for the Christian attitude is that of the priest, not that of the people
Babylon - Capital of the Neo-Babylon Empire of the mid-first Millennium b
Necromancy - Ugaritic texts from the middle second Millennium b
Solomon - This is again symbolical of the reign of Christ during the Millennium
Alexander the Great - The leopard is distinguished for its blood-thirstiness and tearing its prey : this indeed magnifies the contrast in the Millennium when it will lie down with the kid
French Prophets - ...
The great things they pretended by their spirit was, to give warning of the near approach of the kingdom of God, the happy times of the church, the Millennium state
Cerinthus - 28), Cerinthus taught the coming of a Millennium of sensual delights
Abomination - From this interpretation they infer, that the religion of Mohammed will prevail in the east one thousand two hundred and sixty years, and be succeeded by the restoration of the Jews, the destruction of Antichrist, the full conversion of the Gentiles to the church of Christ, and the commencement of the Millennium
Tichonius, an African Donatist - Tichonius also wrote a commentary on the Revelation which Gennadius tells us he interpreted entirely in a spiritual sense—that the human body is an abode of angels ("angelicam stationem corpus esse"); that the Millennium in a personal sense is doubtful that there is only one resurrection in which human bodies of every sort and age will rise and that of the two resurrections mentioned one is to be understood of the growth of grace in the soul of man and in the church
God - ...
Names with 'êl as one of their components were common in the Near East in the second Millennium B. Although Ĕlôahh as a divine name is rarely used outside Job, its literary history extends from at least the second Millennium B. ” This combination of ‘el with a qualifying term represents a religious tradition among the Israelites that was probably in existence by the third Millennium B
Abomination, Abomination of Desolation - Such interpretations often depend on the interpreter's view of the Millennium
Kingdom, Kingdom of God, Kingdom of Heaven - Neither will the duration on earth of the church and the kingdom be the same; the kingdom will be set up in power after the rapture of the church, and will continue during the Millennium
Advent, Second - ...
For the events connected with the Second Advent see APPEARING; DAY OF THE LORD; JUDGEMENT; KINGDOM; Millennium
Devil - ...
(2) From Christ to the Millennium he is judicially cast out as "accuser" of the elect; for Christ appearing before God as our Advocate (Hebrews 9:24), Satan the accusing adversary could no longer appear against us (Romans 8:33-34). ...
(3) He is bound at the eve of the Millennium (Revelation 20:1-3)
Dispensation - In the Millennium, national Israel will be restored
Mari - ...
Located about midway between the great powers of Sumeria (Kish, Ur, Akkad) and Syro-Mesopotamia (Ebla, Aleppo), Mari played a significant role in the flow of trade as early as the third Millennium, though, to judge from the documents which have already been published from this era, the city experienced a dependent status to these more powerful neighbors
Genesis, Book of - Melchisedec is introduced as the type of the priesthood of Christ in the Millennium as the 'blessing' priest and king
Pass Over - 29:3, where the Philistine leaders asked Achish, “What do these Hebrews here?” There is considerable debate about identifying Hebrew with the well-known Habiru (Semitic warlords) who occupied Egypt in the first half of the second Millennium B
Joseph - This is followed by all the descendants of Jacob being placed in a fruitful part of the country, as the nation will be gathered to the pleasant land in the Millennium
Promise - When the third Millennium b. ...
Agreements between individuals have been recorded in second Millennium b
King - ) thinks that the only original contribution made by the author of the Revelation in this picture of the Millennium is the representation of the interregnum as a period of peace and rest (Revelation 20:2-3; Revelation 20:7). that peace and rest characterize the Millennium
Exodus, Book of - Judges were appointed that there might be order and righteous judgement among the people: type of the Millennium
Ark of God - ...
When Solomon had built the temple, the ark was removed thither, and the staves by which it had been carried were taken out: the ark had now found its resting place in the kingdom of Solomon, whose reign is typical of the Millennium
Prison, Prisoners - It is Satan who will be imprisoned during the Millennium (Revelation 20:1-3 ,Revelation 20:1-3,20:7 )
Eschatology - It includes such matters as the consummation of the age, the day of judgment, the second coming of Christ, the resurrection, the Millennium, and the fixing of the conditions of eternity. His teaching is lacking in the specific elements of the apocalypses, and there is no reference to the establishment of a Millennium. The two ages, the Judgment and the Resurrection, and the final conquest of God are distinctively described, and the programme of the future is elaborated by the addition of the promise of a first resurrection of the saints; by a Millennium (probably derived from Judaism; cf
Astrology - ...
In the second Millennium b
Flood, the - If, on the other hand, because sin had come in, they had been previously living on one another, God could have altered this while in the ark, as He certainly will do in the Millennium
Jacob - The promises as to the land being possessed by his descendants, and all nations being blessed in his Seed, were confirmed to him, with this difference that in connection with the latter promise it says "in thee and in thy seed ," because it includes the earthly blessings to his seed in the Millennium
Angel - It is supposed they will be restrained during the Millennium, Revelation 20:2 , but afterwards again, for a short time, deceive the nations, Revelation 20:8 , and then be finally punished, Matthew 25:41
Jacob - The promises as to the land being possessed by his descendants, and all nations being blessed in his Seed, were confirmed to him, with this difference that in connection with the latter promise it says "in thee and in thy seed ," because it includes the earthly blessings to his seed in the Millennium
Parousia - , does not appear in the NT except in Revelation 20:2-7 (see Millennium)
Jubilee - ...
The Jubilee is clearly a type of the Millennium
Slave, Slavery - Pictorial impressions of war captives suggesting slavery have survived from the fourth Millennium b
Temple, the - ...
In the interior of the temple built by Solomon nothing but gold appeared: this is typical of divine righteousness, characterising the throne and presence of God, as will be manifested in the Millennium
Judgement - ' The judgement of the wicked 'dead' will be after the Millennium, and will embrace all who have died in their sins from the creation of the world
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At the close of spurious Christianity's long rule open antichristianity and persecution will prevail for the three years and a half before the Millennium
Abraham - It can hardly be doubted that their relationship to Abraham will yet be found in their favour during the Millennium when the promise that his seed should be 'as the sand of the sea shore' will have its fulfilment
New Jerusalem - as 1,000 years, to which the Christian view of the Millennium owes its origin. The conception of the Millennium, or the reign of Christ for a thousand years on the present earth, with Jerusalem as the metropolis of this temporary Kingdom, occurs only in the Apocalypse (cf. It is a conception with an exclusively Jewish basis, but one that opens the way for the idea of a new era of blessedness, not on the present earth but in a renewed world; at the close of the Millennium the present order of things passes away-‘And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat upon it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them’ (Revelation 20:11); ‘And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth are passed away’ (Revelation 21:1)
Isaiah, Book of - Judgements introducing the Millennium, ending with these solemn words: "They shall go forth, and look upon the carcasses of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh
Mennonites - ...
He retained, indeed, the doctrines commonly received among the Anabaptists, in relation to the baptism of infants; the Millennium, or one thousand years' reign of Christ upon earth; the exclusion of magistrates from the Christian church; the abolition of war; and the prohibition of oath enjoined by our Saviour; and the vanity, as well as the pernicious effects of human science
Abraham - It is maintained by some that this chapter hears internal marks of authenticity not possessed by the rest of the Abrahamic tradition, and affords a firm foothold for the belief that Abraham is a historic personage of the 3rd Millennium b
Revelation of John, the - 139-161) quotes it as the apostle John's work, referring to the Millennium and general resurrection and judgment. ...
The most primitive testimony is decidedly for it; the only objections were subjective: (1) the opposition of many to the Millennium in it; (2) its symbolism and obscurity prevented its being publicly read in churches and its being taught to the young
God, Name of - A similar expression is found twice in the Amarna letters from the second half of the second Millennium b
Government - A Millennium later the Sumerians, a highly cultured group of uncertain origin, stated that history began when "kingship was lowered from heaven" to the city of Eridu. For a third Millennium b
Sea - Rome) mariners on every hand take up a lamentation because of her commercial loss to the world of trade (Revelation 18:17; Revelation 18:19; Revelation 18:21); while in the final issue of events, after the Millennium and after Satan has been loosed to deceive the nations, ‘the number of whom is as the sand of the sea,’ and after he is cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, and the dead are summoned to judgment, then, we read, ‘the sea gave up the dead which were in it’-in its great maw-to be judged every man according to his works (Revelation 20:8; Revelation 20:13)
Ebionites - Many of them taught that the restraints of morality were useless; and the Cerinthians, it is well known, promised to their followers a Millennium of sensual indulgence
Canticles; the Song of Solomon - My love;" for an apostasy succeeds, as one precedes, the Millennium (Revelation 20:4-9)
Daniel, the Book of - The theocracy, in the strict sense of the manifested kingdom of God on earth, has ceased since the Babylonian exile, and shall only be resumed with a glory vastly exceeding the former at the Millennium (Revelation 11:15; Revelation 11:20)
David - "...
David is a remarkable type of Christ: when he was hunted by Saul, he foreshadowed Christ in His rejection; and when on the throne he was a type of Christ as a man of war, putting down His enemies previous to His peaceful reign in the Millennium, typified in Solomon
High Place, Sanctuary - ...
The excavations at Gezer have also furnished us with by far the most complete example of a high place of the Semitic invaders who took possession of the country about the middle of the third Millennium b
Esdras, the Second Book of - By a similar process of inference Slavonic Enoch had determined the duration of the temporary Messianic kingdom as 1000 years, or a Millennium
Law - The structure of Deuteronomy follows that of second-millennium covenant treaties in which the laws correspond to stipulations within the covenant
Zechariah, Prophecy of - God however returns to Zion in grace and in such blessing as will be only fully realised in the Millennium
Music, Instruments, Dancing - ...
Textual evidence from the end of the third Millennium B
Apocalyptic Literature - The book is particularly interesting in that in it is to be found the first reference to the Millennium (xxxii
Revelation, Theology of - Indeed, virtually everything that happens after the Millennium finds some counterpart beforehand
Ebionism And Ebionites - They are said to have freed themselves from the common Jewish notion that the Messiah was to be an earthly king; they were not shocked as were so many of the Jews at the humbleness of the birth the sufferings and crucifixion of Jesus; but they agreed with them in looking upon the advent of Messiah as future and in deferring the restitution of all things to the Millennium
Egypt - This might not have been expected, seeing that Egypt is a type of the world — the place where nature gratifies its lusts, and out of which the Christian is brought — but in the Millennium the earth will be brought into blessing, and then no nation will be blessed except as they own Jehovah and His King who will reign over all the earth
Palestine - There was, however, a Babylonian supremacy over the country in the fourth Millennium b
Creation - [1] marks it as a day unique, just as the day that shall usher in the Millennium is called" one (extraordinary and unique) day" (Zechariah 14:7)
Fortification And Siegecraft - ...
The Semitic invaders, who appeared in Canaan about the middle of the third Millennium, were able with their tools of bronze to carry the art of fortification far beyond this primitive stage
House - The excavations and discoveries, of the last few years in particular, have introduced us to the pre-historic inhabitants whom the Semitic invaders, loosely termed Canaanites or Amorites, found in occupation of the country somewhere in the third Millennium before our era ( circa b
Biblical Theology - ...
Many scholars will continue to walk in the lights, or shadows, of the disintegrative, pluralistic, and deconstructive impulses that characterize Western thought at the end of the Millennium
Temple - ...
In the final new and heavenly Jerusalem on the regenerated earth, after the Millennium, Christ shall give up the mediatorial and sacerdotal kingdom to the Father, because its purpose shall have been fully completed (1 Corinthians 15:24; 1 Corinthians 15:28); so there shall be no temple, "the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb shall be the temple" (Revelation 21:22)
Second Coming of Christ - ...
The Millennium
John, the Gospel by - *...
* The 'third day' of John 2:1 probably refers to the millennial day: John's testimony being the first, John 1:35 ; Christ's ministry the second, John 1:43 ; and the Millennium the third
Revelation, the - (See Millennium
Messiah - ...
In Slavonic Enoch , likewise, there is no mention of the Messiah or of the resurrection, although the latter is doubtless involved in the doctrine of the Millennium, which this book sets forth
Papias - Its prevalence may, indeed, have led Papias to lay special emphasis on the realistic aspect of the Millennium—a feature in which he was followed by Irenaeus and others, to Eusebius’ keen regret
Pharisees (2) - The material was usually regarded as leading up to the spiritual, and the Millennium appeared as a transition from one to the other
Archaeology And Biblical Study - Although this city is not mentioned in the Bible, it was very large and important in the third Millennium B
Egypt - The attempt will now be made to sketch some outlines of the Egyptian religion and its practices, as they appear especially in the last Millennium b