Originally Posted by exile
I know that a coming kingdom was supposed to be one of the major mysteries that Jesus proclaimed, but was this idea already prevalent in the Hebrew Bible (OT)?
The Kingdom of God is mentioned in the OT but in terms of being Israel, the Jewish People, a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. (Exo. 19:6) Something akin to a Messianic era which is expected by the Jewish People
when, according to Jeremiah 31:36, Israel will stand as a People before the Lord forever.