In this article, you will encounter end of the world predictions that involve students, Rabbis, and prophecies that include important religious days, such as Good Friday.
This same year, a man named Hilary of Poitiers announced that the end of the world would take place.
375 to 400
A student of Hilary named Saint Martin of Tours believed that the end of the world would take place sometime before 400 CE.
Rabbi Judah ha-Nasi (135-220) believed the Messiah would come 365 years after Temple destroyed in 70.
It was this year that a prophecy was thought to take place because not one but two people predicted that Armageddon would take place. The antipope Hippolytus and a Christian academic from the earlier day named Sextus Julius Africanus felt the end of the world would take place in 500 CE.
The army belonging to the German emperor Otto III interpreted an eclipse as a sign that the end of the world would soon take place.
When Good Friday and the Feast of the Annunciation took place on the same day, it was a long-held belief that this was the event that marking the coming of the Antichrist. As foretold in the book of Revelation, the end of the world would soon follow. Corresponding to this prophecy, reports came from Germany that a “new sun rose in the north and that as many as three suns and three moons were fighting.” The records referring to this event have yet to be verified in other circles.
1000 , January 1
A great deal of Christians that resided in Europe believed that the end of the world would take place on this date. When the time neared, Christian armies decided to battle some of the Pagan countries situated in Northern Europe. They were ready and willing to convert the inhabitant to Christianity before Christ returned in the year 1000. It didn’t matter if they used force to achieve their goals. In the meantime, some Christians had donated their belongings to the Church as an act of preparing for the end.
Luckily, the year went unnoticed by some Christians because they simply lacked the education to actually recognize the proper date. Since they were ignorant to the changing of the calendar, they did not show fear for the “impending doom.” The communities were spared widespread panic because of low levels of education. When Jesus did not appear, the Church kept the gifts and did not return the offerings. The Church was highly criticized for this act and as a response to the displeasure; the Church began eliminating the ‘heretics.’ Soon, the protests lessened.
When the body of Charlemagne was disinterred on Pentecost, it was with the hopes of some people that a legend would become fulfilled that stated an emperor would rise from his sleep to battle against the Antichrist.