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on 5 October 2007
This is an outstanding book on Biblical prophecy. The author brings a wide breadth of historical background to bear, and lets the Bible texts "speak for themselves". The result: a most authoritative work in a genre usually populated by writers who know all the answers without seeing any need to explore the questions. The themes that stand out clearly are that prophecy can have repeated fulfillment, that it is usually written to address immediate contemporary situations, and yet those situations have a way of recurring through history. I found the way that roles of Jerusalem and Babylon keep interweaving throughout the Bible really fascinating. If you are wedded to a particular dogmatic prophetic viewpoint (e.g. a pre-tribulational pre-millennial Rapture of the saints) you may find some of this challenging. I, after decades of studying this kind of material, found it a breath of fresh air.
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on 2 October 2010
I started this book just a few days ago, but I am finding it to be a genuine "can't put down". There is a lot of junk out there in the genre of explaining Biblical prophecy, mostly written by people with an axe to grind in terms of trying to prove their own interpretation and point of view. This book is different, comparing prophecy with the facts of history. I have learned a great deal from reading this book and, no mean feat as I have grown rather sceptical of prophecy analysis, it has given me a new and more positive view of the subject. I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who would like to understand more fully the historical detail and evidence for the veracity of Biblical prophecy.
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