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The Temple and the Church's Mission (New Studies In Biblical Theology Series)

Paperback|Jun 2004
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"Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth. . . And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem. . . . And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, 'Behold, the dwelling place of God is...


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"Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth. . . And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem. . . . And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, 'Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man.'" (Revelation 21:1-3, ESV).

In this comprehensive study, Gregory Beale argues that the Old Testament tabernacle and temples were symbolically designed to point to the end-time reality that God's presence, formerly limited to the Holy of Holies, would be extended throughout the cosmos. Hence, John's vision in Revelation 21 is best understood as picturing the new heavens and earth as the eschatological temple.

Beale's stimulating exposition traces the theme of the tabernacle and temple across the Bible's story-line, illuminating many texts and closely-related themes along the way. He shows how the significance and symbolism of the temple can be better understood in the context of ancient Near Eastern assumptions, and offers new insights into the meaning of the temple in both Old and New Testaments
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"In this study, Gregory Beale argues that the Old Testament tabernacle and temples were symbolically designed to point to the end-time reality that God's presence, formerly limited to the Holy of Holies, was to be extended throughout the whole cosmos. Hence, John's vision in Revelation 21 is best understood as picturing the new heavens and earth as the eschatological temple." "This exposition traces the theme of the tabernacle and temple along the Bible's story-line, also illuminating many texts and closely related themes. It shows how the significance the symbolism of the temple can be better understood in the light of contrasts to and similarities with Ancient Near Eastern assumptions, and offers new insights into the meaning of the temple in both Old and New Testaments."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 210460
  • Product Code 1844740226
  • ISBN 1844740226
  • Pages 458
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category Biblical Theology
  • Publisher Apollos
  • Publication Date Jun 2004
  • Sales Rank 9763
  • Dimensions 29 x 215 x 141mm
  • Weight 0.581kg

Gregory Beale

G. K. Beale is J. Gresham Machen Chair of New Testament and professor of New Testament and biblical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary. He has taught at Grove City College, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Wheaton College Graduate School, and is a past president of the Evangelical Theological Society.

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