Preaching and Teaching the Last Things: Old Testament Eschatology for the Life of the Church

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Distinguished Old Testament scholar Walter Kaiser believes that the Old Testament is sorely neglected today in teaching and preaching, but it is even more neglected when it comes to setting forth the hope that Christians have for the future. Firmly believing that the Old Testament offers important insights into biblical eschatology and the Christian life, he provides guidance for expositing fifteen key Old Testament eschatological passages to preachers, teachers, and Bible students. Each chapter focuses on a ...
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Preaching and Teaching the Last Things: Old Testament Eschatology for the Life of the Church

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Overview

Distinguished Old Testament scholar Walter Kaiser believes that the Old Testament is sorely neglected today in teaching and preaching, but it is even more neglected when it comes to setting forth the hope that Christians have for the future. Firmly believing that the Old Testament offers important insights into biblical eschatology and the Christian life, he provides guidance for expositing fifteen key Old Testament eschatological passages to preachers, teachers, and Bible students. Each chapter focuses on a single biblical text. Kaiser introduces the topic, examines the issues, notes who has contributed to some of the solutions, and shows how this sets up the text to be exegeted and prepared for exposition.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801039270
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 642,834
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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Walter C. Kaiser Jr. (PhD, Brandeis University) is president emeritus and Colman Mockler Distinguished Professor of Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He previously served at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Wheaton College. Kaiser is active as a preacher, speaker, researcher, and writer and is the author of more than forty books, including Preaching and Teaching from the Old Testament and The Majesty of God in the Old Testament.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Old Testament Eschatology
Part 1: The Individual and General Eschatology in the Old Testament
1. Life and Death in the Old Testament--Psalm 49:1-20
2. The Resurrection of Mortals in the Old Testament--Job 19:21-27
Part 2: The Nation of Israel in Old Testament Eschatology
3. The Everlasting Promises Made to Israel--Jeremiah 32:27-44
4. The Future Resurrection and Reunification of the Nation--Ezekiel 37:1-28
5. The Future Return of Israel to the Land of Promise--Zechariah 10:2-12
Part 3: The New Davidic King and the City of the Great King in the Old Testament
6. The Branch of the Lord and the New Zion--Isaiah 2:2-5; 4:2-6
7. The Extent of Messiah's Rule and Reign--Psalm 72:1-17
Part 4: The Day of the Lord and the Beginning of the Nations' Struggle with Israel
8. The Arrival of the Day of the Lord--Joel 2:28-3:21
9. Gog and Magog--Ezekiel 38-39
Part 5: The Events of the Last Seven Years and the Arrival of the Western Confederacy
10. The Seventy Weeks of Daniel--Daniel 9:24-27
11. The New Coming Third Temple in Jerusalem--Ezekiel 40:1-41:26; 43:1-11
12. The Coming Antichrist--Daniel 11:36-45
13. The Battle of Armageddon--Zechariah 14:1-21
Part 6: The Coming Millennial Rule of Christ and the Arrival of the Eternal State
14. The Millennial Rule and Reign of God--Isaiah 24:1-23
15. The New Creation--Isaiah 65:17-25; 66:18-24
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