Back to Top
Our Stores Contact Us Help
Welcome, {{username}} Log Out Log In   /  Sign Up

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

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

$22.99

Paperback

"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
- Publisher.

You May Also Be Interested In

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

"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
- Publisher.
- Koorong

Gregory K. Beale is Kenneth T. Wessner Chair of Biblical Studies and Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School of Biblical and Theological Studies, Illinois.
- Publisher

Tracing the theme of the tabernacle and temple along the Bible's story-line, this work illuminates many texts and makes connections with related themes and topics, including Eden, cosmos, God's presence, Christ and his people.
- Publisher

"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
- Publisher

Meet the Author

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.

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

Write Your Own Review
Making the shift from OT promise to NT reality so clearly
4 stars By David R Jackson, Jun 22 2007
Beale has done us a wonderful service in this work. He leads the reader ever so gradually through the relevant passages so that God's plan rises from the biblical text clearly and simply. From a Garden of Pleasure (Eden) where God and mankind lived and fellowshipped in purity and beauty; to a quarantined compound designed to keep out sin and filth and yet hold open a way and a promise of a restored relationship; to a stone and gold wonder so quickly distracting the worshippers from the true focus of worship; to a new Eden, a renewed people and the fulfilment of "a temple not made by human hands". And somewhere in all that Beale helps us realise the present wonder of being that temple now. Occasionally he seems to be repeating things which I found at first a challenge. But then, in repetition we learn to master the patterns of God's redemptive plan. This work would best be read in conjunction with Tremper Longman's "Emmanuel in our place". A great advance on the older 'typologies'.
Did you find this review helpful? Yes or No
{{review.title}}
{{review.rating}} stars By {{review.author.name}}, {{review.reviewCreatedDate | date:'MMM dd yyyy'}}

{{reviewdescription}}

{{review.text}}
{{review.helpfulCount}} of {{review.helpfulCount + review.unhelpfulCount}} people found this review helpful.  Did you find this review helpful? Yes or No

  • Add To Basket
    Add To Basket
  • Add To Basket
    Add To Basket
  • Add To Basket
    Add To Basket
  • Add To Basket
    Add To Basket
  • Add To Basket
    Add To Basket

Available Now.

10+ Available
Quantity

Add to Wishlist

WHY WAIT!

Expected to ship tomorrow from Australia.

Delivery / Shipping Info

Product Details

Product in Series
Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 210460
  • Product Code 1844740226
  • EAN 9781844740222
  • Pages 458
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category Biblical Theology
  • Publisher Apollos
  • Publication Date Jun 2004
  • Sales Rank #29865
  • Dimensions 215 x 141 x 29 mm
  • Weight 0.581kg

Bestsellers in Biblical Studies