|The Hebrew word olam, and the Greek word aion
mean "age" or "eon."
The Greek noun aion is used 128 times. It is translated as:
Strong’s (#165) "an age."
The Greek adjective aionios is used 71 times. It is
What the Scriptures teach us about the
The ages have a beginning:
"Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath
appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds"
"But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom,
which God ordained before the world unto our glory" (I
"Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according
to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was
given us in Christ Jesus before the world began" (II Timothy
The ages end, individually and collectively:
"For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the
world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to
put away sin by the sacrifice of himself" (Hebrews 9:26.)
"Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are
written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are
come" (I Corinthians 10:11).
"And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him
privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall
be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?" (Matthew
How many ages are there?:
Past: "Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages
and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints"
Present: "Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver
us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and
our Father" (Galatians 1:4).
Future: "That in the ages to come he might shew the
exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ
Jesus" (Ephesians 2:7).
(A minimum of five ages indicated).