Iraq: Babylon of the End-Times?
- Publisher This timely work tracks both the historic and prophetic significance of Babylon (modern Iraq) and offers a healthy biblical corrective to current doomsday prophecies.
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About "Iraq: Babylon of the End-Times?"
Throughout church history, Christians have been tempted to view biblical end-times prophecies in light of their own time and place in history. Today many American Christians-especially readers of books like those in the best-selling Left Behind series-see the current events in Iraq and the Middle East as clear signs of the beginning of the end. But how accurate are such popular doomsday scenarios?Authors Pate and Hays offer a sensible approach to examining current events in light of biblical prophecy and geopolitical history. With clear and persuasive exegesis they answer questions about Saddam Hussein's Babylon and how it relates to biblical prophecy. For example, What is the significance of Hussein's self-identification with Nebuchadnezzar? And are the modern-day Iraqis related to the ancient Babylonians? Iraq-Babylon of the End-Times? is a healthy and irenic corrective to looming end-times misconceptions. It is also a reminder that Christians are part of the universal church, whose
This timely work tracks both the historic and prophetic significance of Babylon (modern Iraq) and offers a healthy biblical corrective to current doomsday prophecies.
Meet the Authors
C Marvin Pate
C. Marvin Pate (Ph.D., Marquette University) is chair, department of Christian theology and Elma Cobb Professor of Christian Theology at Ouachita Baptist University and pastor of DeGray Baptist Church. He was previously professor of Bible at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois.
He is the author of several books, including The End of the Age Has Come: The Theology of Paul; The Glory of Adam and the Afflictions of the Righteous: Pauline Suffering in Context (coauthored with Calvin B. Haines); Doomsday Delusions: What's Wrong With Predictions About the End of the World and Communities of the Last Days.
His most recent publications include The Writings of John: A Survey of the Gospel, Epistles, and Apocalypse (Zondervan, 2011); What Does the Future Hold?: Exploring Various Views on the End Times (Baker, 2010); Reading Revelation: A Comparison of Four Interpretive Translations of the Apocalypse (Kregel, 2009) and From Plato to Jesus: What Does Philosophy Have to Do with Theology? (Kregel, 2010) and From Plato to Jesus: What Does Philosophy Have to Do with Theology? (Kregel, 2010)
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J Daniel Hays
J. Daniel Hays ( PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the Elma Cobb Professor of Biblical Studies and chair of the Department of Biblical Studies at Ouachita Baptist University, where his educational specialty is Old Testament and biblical interpretation. He has published articles in Bible Review and Bibliotheca Sacra, as well as in the Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible, and with Terry G.Carter and J. Daniel Hays the textbook Preaching God's Word: A Hands on Approach to Preparing, Developing and Delivering the Sermon and also Grasping God's Word; Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy and End Times and Journey into God's Word.