Jesus was Hebrew. Did HE know the meaning of the word generation?
AVZ, WHAT DID JESUS MEAN IN MATTHEW 23 WHEN HE TOLD THOSE JEWS OF HIS DAY THAT THEIR TEMPLE WOULD BE DESTROYED IN THAT GENERATION? Please stick to the text and not some unsubstantiated quote about what a generation meant to a Jew. What did JESUS mean?
I am sure Jesus knew the Hebrew word for generation, "dor".
It is mentioned over 100 times in the Old Testament.
In almost every instance the word in translated and understood to mean a time span of multiple generations.
Let me just grab a few obvious ones that you will have a problem with:
"So that the generation to come of your children that shall rise up after you, and the stranger that shall come from a far land, shall say, when they see the plagues of that land, and the sicknesses which the LORD hath laid upon it;"
"and there arose another generation after them, who did not know Yahweh, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel."
"For enquire, I pray you, of the former generation, and prepare yourself to the search of their fathers:"
"A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation."
"This is the generation of those who seek him, that seek your face, O Jacob. Selah."
"Mark well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that you may tell it to the generation following."
"He shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never see light."
"If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of your children."
"We will not hide them from their children, showing to the generation to come the praises of Yahweh"
"This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise Yahweh."
"His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed."
30:11 There is a generation that curses their father, and does not bless their mother.
30:12 There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.
30:13 There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.
30:14 There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.
"My generation is departed, and is removed from me as a shepherd’s tent"
"He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation?"
"O generation, see the word of Yahweh."
"for Yahweh has rejected and forsaken the generation of his wrath."
In each and every of the above cases, the word "generation" does NOT refer to a literal biological generation of 30 years or so.
I am pretty sure Jesus knew that too.