Mark 13:28

Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When its branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near:
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Hippolytus of Rome

AD 235
The summer signifies the end of the world, because at that time fruits are gathered up and stored. .

Tertullian of Carthage

AD 220
As the sproutings of small trees afford a sign of the approach of summer time, so do the great conflicts of the world point toward the kingdom by preceding it. Both sign and thing signified belong to the same One who orders all. So if conflicts are signs of the kingdom, as sproutings are of summer, then the kingdom also is the creator’s, to whom the conflicts are ascribed, which are the signs of the coming kingdom.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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