Tag Archives: Adam

Beale-concluding thoughts

Because G. K. Beale talks, toward the end of The Temple and the Church’s Mission, about the Apocalypse and other last-things literature, it would be easy to get side tracked into a discussion of the various schools of millenialism. Beale … 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-carrying the temple beyond Eden

One of the characteristics of  G.K. Beale’s The Temple and the Mission of the Church is that he uses facts about Near Eastern temples and mythology as background for talking about the Israelite temple.  It is a feature that some … Continue reading

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Beale-the temple in the garden

More from G. K. Beale on The Temple and the Mission of the Church: Adam was a priest and the Garden of Eden was a sanctuary. This is partly a reading back of Revelation 21 and ideas from post-exilic Judaism … Continue reading

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Was Adam the first human?

Kevin deYoung ‘s post on 10 reasons to believe in a historical Adam has attracted a good deal of attention on the web in the last few days. The comments that follow the article often point to the main reason not … Continue reading

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