Mar 13:30 VerilyG281 I sayG3004 unto you,G5213 thatG3754 thisG3778 generationG1074 shall notG3364 pass,G3928 tillG3360 allG3956 these thingsG5023 be done.G1096
From (a presumed derivative of) G1085; a generation; by implication an age (the period or the persons): - age, generation, nation, time.
The Aramaic Pes-hitta reads tribe. This is the oldest known manuscript and is directly from Aramaic, a sister language to Hebrew and most likely the original language of Mark.
Most people have two thoughts on this. The prophecy He is speaking about is both present and future. He could mean that exact generation, in which the temple would be destroyed, and the future generation who would witness the fig tree (Israel) blooming.
Both are most likely the case as God made several promises that Israel would never pass away. The entire Bible is a history of the promise to Abraham and how that promise is fulfilled.
Yeshayahu 9:7 Of the increase of His rule and peace there is no end, upon the throne of David and over His reign, to establish it and sustain it with justice and with righteousness from now on, even forever. The ardour of יהוה of hosts does this.
Last edited by Brasso; 11-27-2012 at 06:54..