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The End of the Age

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"Age" has many definitions but the two that have an "end" are:

"A particular period of history, as distinguished from others; a historical epoch." Some examples are the "age of Pericles"; the "Stone Age"; the "ice age". This meaning in the Bible is expressed by the Hebrew word "owlam" (Strongs 5769 - Leviticus 24:8) or the Greek noun "aion" (Strongs 165 - Ephesians 2:7).

"AION" and "OWLAM" are synonymous and used interchangeably as the following two texts show:

Psalms 45:6
Thy throne, O Elohim, is for ever (owlam) and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.

Hebrews 1:8
But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O Elohim, is for ever (aion) and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.

"A generation or a series of generations." Expressed by the Greek word "genea" (Strongs 1074 - Ephesians 3:21).

The following verse contains both "aion" and "genea", but here genea is correctly translated as "generations" instead of the incorrect "age" as is sometimes done in other texts. It would sound redundant to say "from ages (aions) and from ages (genea)"

Colossians 1:26
Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:

So, when does an age (generation or eon) end? It depends on the age under discussion. Here are some of the major ages that we know about:

The Age before sin
The Earth Age
The Age of Man
The Age of Sin
The Age of Satan's Rule as Prince of this world
The Age of The Kingdom of Heaven
The Millennial Age
The Age of the Ages

Each of these ages (eons or aion) end at a different time. Some of the ages can overlap. For example, After Adam's sin and before Yahushua's victory, several ages existed at the same time; "The Earth Age", "The Age of Man", "The Age of Sin", and "The Age of Satan's Rule as Prince of this world".

Yahushua's crucifixion and victory over Satan, ended "The Age of Satan's Rule as Prince of this world", while beginning "The Age of The Kingdom of Heaven". The other ages have continued until each concludes at its proper time.

Yahushua the Messiah's coming will end "The Age of Sin" (the "end of the age" - translated "end of the world") and begin "The Millennial Age".

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