The Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy and End Times is a comprehensive reference tool designed to assist everyday people in understanding biblical prophecy. Based on solid scholarship, the dictionary contains clear and readable entries on a broad sweep of topics relevant to biblical prophecy, providing insight to complicated subjects in a balanced fashion.
Containing all you wanted to know about biblical prophecy from A to Z, the Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy and End Times is a comprehensive reference tool. It is targeted for those who truly desire to understand prophecy and the end times. Starting with “Abomination of Desolation” and continuing through hundreds of articles until “Zionism,” this book provides helpful and interesting discussions of the entire range of biblical prophecy, all at your fingertips.
The articles are based on solid scholarship, yet are clear and accessible to the lay reader, illuminating even the most complicated issues. The dictionary also strives for a balanced presentation by laying out differing positions along with their strengths and weaknesses, while not pushing any specific theological or interpretive agenda other than a firm commitment to seeking to understand the Scriptures. This is a valuable tool you will refer to time and again.
“Babylon becomes the literary symbol and epitome of Israel’s enemies. In the Old Testament no other foe created such havoc and destruction on Jerusalem as the Babylonians did.” (Page 53)
“Perhaps the greatest strength of the posttribulation rapture view lies in its natural treatment and explanation of the biblical material.” (Page 340)
“Generally, pretribulationists hold to three comings of Christ, three resurrections, and two judgments” (Page 349)
“both Jewish and Gentile believers constitute one body in Christ” (Page 338)
“Although a matter of debate, some claim that postmillennialism began with several prominent church fathers—Origen, Eusebius, Athanasius, and Augustine. Postmillennialism became widespread beginning with the Protestant Reformation and extending through the time of the Puritans, featuring people such as John Calvin, John Owen, John and Charles Wesley, Isaac Watts, and Jonathan Edwards. Others debate whether leaders like John Calvin should be classified as postmillennial. In the latter part of the twentieth century, postmillennialism has declined sharply, so that today only a small minority of scholars adheres to it.” (Page 336)
J. Daniel Hays is dean of the Pruet School of Christian Studies and professor of Old Testament at Ouachita Baptist University. He is the author of From Every People and Nation, and he has coauthored Grasping God's Word; Preaching God's Word; Journey into God’s Word; The Story of Israel: A Biblical Theology; Iraq: Babylon of the End Times?; and Apocalypse. He teaches adult Sunday school at his local church in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and preaches frequently throughout the nation.
J. Scott Duvall is professor of New Testament at Ouachita Baptist University. He is the coauthor with George H. Guthrie of Biblical Greek Exegesis: A Graded Approach to Learning Intermediate and Advanced Greek and with Terry G. Carter and J. Daniel Hays of the textbook Preaching God's Word: A Hands on Approach to Preparing, Developing and Delivering the Sermon.
C. Marvin Pate taught for thirteen years at Moody Bible Institute. Now he is chair, department of Christian theology, professor of theology at Ouachita Baptist University.