Philip Mauro | 70 Weeks & Great Tribulation (1921)

Philip Mauro (1859-1952)The Seventy Weeks and the Great Tribulation

A Study of the Last Two Visions of Daniel,
and of the Olivet Discourse of the Lord Jesus Christ

by Philip Mauro

Written in 1921

“Writings and addresses on prophecy always excite interest, because they appeal to the element of curiosity which is prominent in human nature. But such writings and addresses are of benefit only so far as they rightly interpret the Scripture. In the case of unfulfilled prophecy this is oftentimes a matter of difficulty; while on the other hand writers on propheties and speculations, and even in flights of imagination. Much has been put forth as interpretation of prophecy which is utterly unproved, but which could not be disproved except, as in cases where dates have been set for the coming of Christ, by the event itself.”

Philip Mauro wrote these words just after the turn of the century. At this time, the popular Scofield Reference Bible had just appeared on the Christian book market with its claim to restore “Dispensational truth” to the Church. With great skill and readability, Mauro’s work aptly repudiates the “parenthesis theory” that has been perpetuated even in our own day by modern Dispensational writers on prophecy, and lays the foundation of what the biblical teaching concerning the destiny of the nation of Israel. Continue reading

Philip Mauro | The Hope of Israel (Chapter 19)

Philip Mauro | The Hope of IsraelPhilip Mauro | The Hope of Israel (Chapter 19)

The Hope of Israel

By Philip Mauro
Published In 1922
“Not giving heed to Jewish fables”

CHAPTER XIX
CONCERNING THE MILLENNIUM

The millennium is a subject of fascinating interest. So little, however, is said about it in the Bible that almost boundless room is left to the imagination in respect to the details thereof; and it must be admitted that expositors have taken fun advantage of the opportunities thus afforded. Continue reading

Philip Mauro | The Hope of Israel (Chapter 18)

Philip Mauro | The Hope of IsraelPhilip Mauro | The Hope of Israel (Chapter 18)

The Hope of Israel

By Philip Mauro
Published In 1922
“Not giving heed to Jewish fables”

CHAPTER XIII
Shall Israel be Restored Again As A Nation?

Under the above title a writer, in a recent issue of a religious periodical, undertakes to give scriptural evidence in support of the doctrine that the natural seed of Jacob are hereafter to be reconstituted as an earthly nation, and as such are to reoccupy the land of Canaan. Continue reading

Philip Mauro | The Hope of Israel (Chapter 17)

Philip Mauro | The Hope of IsraelPhilip Mauro | The Hope of Israel (Chapter 17)

The Hope of Israel

By Philip Mauro
Published In 1922
“Not giving heed to Jewish fables”

CHAPTER XVII
Building Again the Tabernacle of David

The apostle James, in announcing the decision of the great and epoch-making Conference of the apostles and elders at Jerusalem (Acts 15:1-21) which Conference was historically the first General Council of the Christian Church, cited the words of the prophet Amos, through whom God had said: “In that day will I raise up again the tabernacle of David, that is fallen” (Amos 9:11). Continue reading

Philip Mauro | The Hope of Israel (Chapter 16)

Philip Mauro | The Hope of IsraelPhilip Mauro | The Hope of Israel (Chapter 16)

The Hope of Israel

By Philip Mauro
Published In 1922
“Not giving heed to Jewish fables”

CHAPTER XVI
The Election Hath Obtained It

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The Spirit of God has caused it to be placed on record that –

“Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it” (Rom. 11:7).

Of what is the apostle speaking? What is it Israel was seeking for and had not obtained, but which the election had obtained and was in possession of, at the time the Epistle to the Romans was written? Continue reading

Philip Mauro | The Hope of Israel (Chapter 15)

Philip Mauro | The Hope of IsraelPhilip Mauro | The Hope of Israel (Chapter 15)

The Hope of Israel

By Philip Mauro
Published In 1922
“Not giving heed to Jewish fables”

CHAPTER XV
Where is the Promise of His Coming?

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The testimony of the apostle Peter has a decisive bearing upon the question under consideration; and his testimony is the more weighty because he was in a special sense the apostle to the Jews (Gal. 2:7,8). Most assuredly therefore, if there were to be hereafter an era of earthly greatness and world-supremacy for a revived and re-constituted nation of Israel, and if that were the hope of Israel, the revelation thereof would be found in the writings of Peter. But the writings of that servant of Christ show conclusively that, not only had he no knowledge of such a future for the Jewish nation, but there is nothing of that sort in the purposes of God. Continue reading

Philip Mauro | The Hope of Israel (Chapter 14)

Philip Mauro | The Hope of IsraelPhilip Mauro | The Hope of Israel (Chapter 14)

The Hope of Israel

By Philip Mauro
Published In 1922
“Not giving heed to Jewish fables”

CHAPTER XIV
Other New Testament Passages on the Future of Israel

We have now shown by the teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ Himself that at His coming again (of which premonitory sign will be given) there will be an immediate separation of those who have obeyed the gospel from those who have refused its proffered mercy; that the former will enter at once into everlasting glory and blessing and the latter into eternal wrath and judgment. We come now to :

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Philip Mauro | The Hope of Israel (Chapter 13)

Philip Mauro | The Hope of IsraelPhilip Mauro | The Hope of Israel (Chapter 13)

The Hope of Israel

By Philip Mauro
Published In 1922
“Not giving heed to Jewish fables”

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CHAPTER XIII
“The Hope of the Gospel.” Christ’s Personal Teaching

In a previous chapter it was pointed out, from the repeated utterances of the apostle Paul recorded in the last six chapters of Acts, that “the hope of Israel” is identical with “the hope of the gospel,” which hope is, of course, the resurrection. We recall that to the Jews at Rome Paul said: “For this cause therefore have I called for you, to see you and to speak with you; because that for the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain” (Acts 28:20). Continue reading

Philip Mauro | The Hope of Israel (Chapter 12)

Philip Mauro | The Hope of IsraelPhilip Mauro | The Hope of Israel (Chapter 12)

The Hope of Israel

By Philip Mauro
Published In 1922
“Not giving heed to Jewish fables”

Philip Mauro | The Hope of Israel
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CHAPTER XII
What the New Testament Teaches
as to the Future Mercy for the Jews.

Before turning to the New Testament for the purpose of considering certain passages that throw light upon the subject, we would remind the reader of the need of giving particular attention to what is written on that subject in the N.T. Scriptures. Chief among the reasons for this need is the fact that the prophecies of the Old Testament are occupied principally with the coming of the Messiah, the promised and long expected Son of David, for the redemption of His people, “as He spake by the mouth of His holy prophets, which have been since the world began” (Lu. 1:70). Those prophecies did not, except in a few instances, look beyond the events of this present era of the Holy Spirit. Continue reading

Philip Mauro | The Hope of Israel (Chapter 11)

Philip Mauro | The Hope of IsraelPhilip Mauro | The Hope of Israel (Chapter 11)

The Hope of Israel

By Philip Mauro
Published In 1922
“Not giving heed to Jewish fables”

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CHAPTER XI
EZEKIEL’S TEMPLE; WATERS FLOWING FROM THE HOUSE;
WHERE DID THE SPIRIT DESCEND AT PENTECOST?

Chapters 40 to 46 inclusive of the Book of Ezekiel contain the account of a vision given to that prophet, in which was shown him the pattern of a temple and its various appointments, the arrangements, gates, courts, and chambers, their dimensions and other details being stated with minuteness, The space given to the description of this temple would indicate that it is a matter of considerable importance in the eyes of God. So it will be well worth our while to seek an understanding of the vision, and to inquire as to the purpose for which it is given; and the more so because, as regards the interpretation of the vision and its purpose in God’s plan, there has been much barren conjecture and much contrariety of opinion amongst those who seek to expound the Scriptures. Continue reading