Never – repeat, never – ignore footnotes for gold is often found there. The penetrating question below appears as a footnote in one of my all-time favorite books, by one of my all-time favorite authors:
The scribes who pored so assiduously over Old Testament prophecies did not recognize Jesus as the fulfillment of those prophecies. Should not their failure to interpret signs of the first coming sound a note of caution to those today who so confidently proclaim signs of the Second Coming?
The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey (Zondervan Publishing, 1995); p.240