Hello, John and
Given the vast
number of recent earthquakes, it is interesting to contemplate birth
pangs [will they never end!?!?] over against the phrase, "the Last
What is often
overlooked is the Koine Greek word translated to the King James English
word, "trump." That word, transliterated into English letters is
"salpinx," spelled in the Greek, σάλπιγξ.
word, salpinx, Strong's G4536, is translated, "trump." However,
it [according to the Lexicon on Blue Letter Bible] probably comes from
G4535, through the idea of quavering or reverberation.
to the forefront the ideas of earthquakes and birth pangs, we can see
that Jesus might have been talking about the last aftershock, or the
last weird happening, or whatever. Clearly, there is to be
somewhat of a calm before the storm.
looking up! Maranatha!
HaShem Adonai [Blessed be the Name of the LORD],