Matthew 11:13-14 (ESV)
13 For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John,
14 and if you are willing to accept it, he is Elijah who is to come.
Luke 16:16 (ESV) “The Law and the Prophets were until John; since then the good news of the kingdom of God is preached, and everyone forces his way into it.
Why do the majority of translations say “until John“? (The Message did not use “until John” but then it isn’t a translation and worthless for Bible Study in my opinion.)
Until, to me, implies something that proceeds and then stops at certain point.
NT:2193 Until –
(A) Until, used as a prep. meaning unto, as long as, marking the continuance of an action up to the time of another action …
(B) By implication, meaning as long as, while, during the continuance of another action until it ends …
The Complete Word Study Dictionary: New Testament © 1992 by AMG International, Inc. Revised Edition, 1993
So what does “until John” mean?