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end times




end times pl (plural only)

  1. (Christianity) The days leading up to the second coming of the Messiah (Christ), when the world will be judged.
  2. (Islam) The days leading to the coming of the Mahdi
    • 2004, William Wagner, How Islam Plans to Change the World, Kregel Publications, ISBN 978-0-8254-3965-0, page 210:
      Both Islam and Christianity have a strong eschatology (view of the end times) that comes from their worldview.
    • 2012, Henry Bayman, The Teachings of a Perfect Master, Page 169
      The coming of the Mahdi during the end—times []
  3. Corresponding periods in other religious traditions.
    • 2002, Raymond F. Collins, I & II Timothy and Titus: A Commentary, Westminster John Knox Press, ISBN 978-0-664-22247-5, page 113:
      Hellenistic Judaism was familiar with the idea that deceit is characteristic of the end times (see T. Levi 10:2; 16:1).
    • 2002, Larry R. Helyer, Exploring Jewish Literature of the Second Temple Period: A Guide for New Testament Students, InterVarsity Press, ISBN 978-0-8308-2678-0, page 22:
      The apocalyptic writings are at times quite fascinating, especially since they stand in some relationship to the apocalyptic visions of the end times found in both the OT and NT.

Usage notesEdit

  • Often capitalized (End Times) or hyphenated (end-times).