I remember hearing that the Talmud says that before the Messiah comes, events will occur with decreasing gaps between them as if time was running faster than usual.
Where is this stated?
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I think what you're referring to with time moving quicker is a misinterpretation of Sanhedrin 98a:
אמר רבי אלכסנדרי רבי יהושע בן לוי רמי כתיב (ישעיהו ס, כב) בעתה וכתיב אחישנה זכו אחישנה לא זכו בעתה
Rabbi Alexandri says: Rabbi Yehoshua ben Levi raises a contradiction in a verse [addressing God’s commitment to redeem the Jewish people]. In the verse: “I the Lord in its time I will hasten it” (Isaiah 60:22), it is written: “In its time,” [indicating that there is a designated time for the redemption,] and it is written: “I will hasten it,” [indicating that there is no set time for the redemption.] Rabbi Alexandri explains: If they merit [redemption through repentance and good deeds] I will hasten [the coming of the Messiah]. If they do not merit [redemption, the coming of the Messiah will be] in its designated time. (Translation from Sefaria, explanatory phrases bracketed for clarity)
I doubt the Talmud says that. Maimonides writes:
Let none suppose that in the time of the Messiah any alteration will take place in the system of the present state of the world, or any novelty in nature will be exhibited, but the world’s state will continue in its present system. [Rambam, Mishneh Torah, Kings and Wars 12:1]