The term Great Tribulation was first used by Jesus in Matthew 24:15 in the Olivet Discourse (Matthew 24-25), in which He addressed His Jewish disciples Peter, James and John (Mark 13:3) who had asked Him "when will these things be (destruction of the Temple - Mt 24:2), and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?" (Mt 24:3) There are two other uses of the exact phrase "great tribulation" in the Revelation...
THE LAST DAYS
Genesis 49:1 Then Jacob summoned his sons and said, "Assemble yourselves that I may tell you what will befall you in the days to come (Hebrew - acharith; Lxx = eschatos hemera = last days [ep eschaton ton hemeron]).
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BY D. L. MOODY
Where It Is, Its Inhabitants, And How To Get There - THE CERTAINTY OF GOD'S PROMISE OF A LIFE BEYOND THE GRAVE, AND THE REWARDS THAT ARE IN STORE FOR FAITHFUL SERVICE. AS GLEANED FROM SACRED SCRIPTURE.