Tag Archives: the Temple

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-Paul’s temple and garden

One of the perplexing passages in the letters of Paul is 1 Corinthians 3:10-15: 10 According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master-builder I laid a foundation, but someone else builds on it. And each … Continue reading

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Beale-St. Stephen’s speech

A professor of preaching in my youth used to mock sermons that he said were “a Cook’s tour of the Bible.” Thomas Cook was one of the first travel agents in mid 19th century England. He was famous for organizing … 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-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-a resting place for God

I am continuing to read G. K. Beale’s The Temple and the Mission of the Church. He has argued that the Israelite temple was similar to other temples we know about from ancient texts and archeological discoveries. Temples stood for … Continue reading

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Beale-pagan temples

G. K. Beale says that both texts and ruins from the ancient Near East portray temples as small models of either heavenly temples or of the whole universe. In yesterday’s post we saw how he understands Israel’s tabernacle and temple, … Continue reading

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