Deep Things of God: An Insider's Guide to the Book of Revelation

Deep Things of God: An Insider's Guide to the Book of Revelation

by Jon Paulien
     
 

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ISBN-10: 082801812X

ISBN-13: 9780828018128

Pub. Date: 02/28/2004

Publisher: Review & Herald Publishing Association

Never more Relevant Than in Today's apocalyptic culture, the book of Revelation offers riches to the wise but conceals many land mines for the unskilled. This is the first in a series of handbooks by a recognized expert in the field, bringing the latest biblical scholarship to bear on the most perplexing book of the Bible. Starting with a quick survey of prophecy from

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Never more Relevant Than in Today's apocalyptic culture, the book of Revelation offers riches to the wise but conceals many land mines for the unskilled. This is the first in a series of handbooks by a recognized expert in the field, bringing the latest biblical scholarship to bear on the most perplexing book of the Bible. Starting with a quick survey of prophecy from Genesis to Revelation, Jon Paulien teases out the hidden patterns of God's working in history that underlie sound exegesis. He shows how prophets move from literal to spiritual, how they use the language of the past to describe the future, and how they employ literary structures, such as chiasm, as clues to their meaning. The author demonstrates how the structure of the Hebrew sanctuary, extracanonical writings, and even a pagan goddess can help us unlock the secrets of Revelation. He explains how Ellen G. White relates to Scripture, and how careful attention to Old Testament roots sheds new light on topics such as the meaning of 666. This practical how-to volume will discourage bizarre and speculative interpretations and will deepen respect for the Author of prophecy, who is always consistent but never predictable.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780828018128
Publisher:
Review & Herald Publishing Association
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction5
Chapter 1The World of the Book of Revelation17
Chapter 2The Patterns of Bible Prophecy33
Chapter 3Living Lessons From Dead Prophets62
Chapter 4Safeguards for Biblical Study79
Chapter 5Tools of the Trade93
Chapter 6The Structure of Revelation112
Chapter 7Reclaiming the Past: Old Testament Allusions and Their Significance134
Chapter 8Seeing Christ in the Old Testament153

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