Monthly Archives: August 2016

Beale-new takes on some familiar passages

I am still writing about G. K. Beale’s  The Temple and the Church’s Mission. A standard feature of prophecies of destruction in the Hebrew Bible is cosmic dissolution language. The sun and moon are darkened; the stars fall; the earth … Continue reading

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Ramses III in the context of Egypt’s decline and Israel’s rise

This morning we had a power outage for several hours.  I did not know whether I would be able to get online today or not.  So instead of reading more of G. K. Beale, I read a paper I had recently … Continue reading

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Beale-the universal mission

G. K. Beale in The Temple and the Church’s Mission has a section where he talks about the Qumran Scrolls and Jewish non-biblical wisdom writings.  He finds all these consistent with the “all consuming nature of the later-day temple.”  But … Continue reading

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Beale-Daniel’s rock

Near the end of last week blogging was interrupted by events.  I suddenly had to deal with a death and officiate at a funeral.  Our congregation is between pastors now. Families like funerals to be handled by someone who knew … Continue reading

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Beale-are tents and gardens always temples?

Sometimes I am just not convinced. I admire and appreciate a new approach. But the author just makes a case that I don’t get. That is the case with one aspect of G. K. Beale’s argument in The Temple and … Continue reading

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Beale-the idea of a future temple

A feature of G. K. Beale’s The Temple and the Mission of the Church is the importance it gives to Genesis 1:28 and its commission to “be fruitful and multiply” and to “subdue” the planet and “have dominion” over the animals.  That … Continue reading

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