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The catastrophe that had befallen the empire and the emperor’s return played into a new variant of the ever-malleable vision of the Apocalypse in which a messianic Last Emperor would smash the enemies of Christianity and then hand power to Jesus who would rule until Judgement Day.

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Jerusalem
Simon Sebag Montefiore
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Hi. What does “play into” mean in this context?
Thank you.

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zuotengdazuo:

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zuotengdazuo:

Please do not post the same question simultaneously to more than one forum. Doing so wastes our valuable time. Instead, post your question to one forum and wait for replies. If you're not satisfied with those replies, you can try another forum, but please indicate in your thread that you've already asked the same question elsewhere (provide a link), and outline why you were not satisfied with the answers you received already.

I’m very sorry, teechr. I know I should not have posted the same question again without letting you know I have already asked it elsewhere. The reason I double post it is not so much that I’m not satisfied with the previous answers as that I just want to know how others will think of this example. Because, you know, different people have different ways of explaining it.

And according to my previous experiences of posting questions here, I find including the link of the previous thread will discourage teachers here from answering my question because they might think since this question has been answered they don’t want to answer it again. So if I have stated that I have asked the same question elsewhere in my post, then my question here will probably not receive any answers or answers from anonymous members, who often give low quality answers.

However, as it happens, if I don’t say in my post that I have asked the same question elsewhere, then I stand a much better chance of receiving an answer, or probably a more satisfying one here.

Sorry if this may seem a self-justification. But I feel I need to explain my predicament here. I will try harder to do what say next time, teechr.