Biblical prophecy comprises one of the most rewarding topics of Bible study. Difficulty of subject matter and unfamiliarity with the literary forms, however, deter many students. 'Back Toward the Future' removes these obstacles and invites exploration of this exciting subject.
The author, a respected expert in the field, presents an introductory guide to the issues and methods of interpreting prophetic literature. The principles he formulates, coupled with his mature insights, will help students avoid many exegetical pitfalls.
Part I helps the reader to discern conditional and unconditional prophecies, comprehend apocalyptic symbols, and understand future events in expressions of the past. Part 2 provides specific steps for interpreting prophetic passages. And Part 3 discourages Bible students from finding double meanings in prophetic statements and encourages them to embrace the author's single-truth intention.
A Scripture index concludes 'Back Toward the Future'.
Walter C. Kaiser, Jr.
Walter C. Kaiser, Ph.D., is the President of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and the Colman M. Mockler Distinguished Professor of Old Testament. He was previously the Academic Dean and Vice President of Education, as well as Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL.
He has written many books, including: 'The Old Testament in Contemporary Preaching', 'Classical Evangelical Essays in Old Testament Interpretation', 'Toward an Old Testament Theology', 'A Biblical Approach to Personal Suffering', 'Ecclesiastes: Total Life', 'Toward an Exegetical Theology', 'Biblical Exegesis for Preaching & Teaching', 'Hard Sayings of the Old Testament' and 'The Messiah in the Old Testament: a History of Israel'.