NT Wright has sparked controversy for saying that Jesus announces the kingdom as the end of exile. It’s hardly a new thought.
In his discussion of the “particular and general” in his Tyconius: The Book of Rules , Tyconius observes an alternating movement in the prophets. Prophets speak of the restoration from Babylon, or the fall of Babylon to the Medes, both historical events within Old Testament history. But then they will move to “general” prophecy about the fall of the city of man or the deliverance from sin and death.
Prophets that are, in particular, about the end of exile are, in general, about the gathering of the nations.