Matthew records the so-called Olivet discourse. Olivet pertains to the mount of Olives and discourse means spoken communication: Hence, communication that took place on the mount of Olives.
Several things are communicated in chapter 24:
- Jesus foretells the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem (It happened in A.D. 70).
- Jesus describes the course of this age.
- Jesus announces the great tribulation.
- Jesus details the events leading up to the return of the King in glory.