Preaching and Teaching the Last Things
Old Testament Eschatology for the Life of the Church
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Part 1: The Individual and General Eschatology in the Old Testament
"What can we know about eschatology from Scripture, especially the Old Testament? Walter Kaiser's Preaching and Teaching the Last Things shows us that we can know quite a lot. This is a helpful work for those who wonder how to preach or teach about the end with balance and clarity."--Darrell L. Bock, past president of the Evangelical Theological Society; Research Professor of New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary
"Walt Kaiser has offered a powerful and practical model for preaching and teaching the prophetic plan of God. His straightforward interpretation of the future provides strong support for a future, literal, earthly reign of the Messiah over the world from Jerusalem. Through the exposition of key prophetic texts, Kaiser shows the premillennial position to be both an Old and New Testament expectation."--Mark L. Bailey, president, Dallas Theological Seminary
"This book has some significant strengths. After a helpful introduction, which includes an encouragement to teach prophetic passages and basics on how to interpret them, Walter Kaiser organizes this book around fifteen blocks of Scripture to apply his method. . . . A lesser scholar might have chosen 'easier' passages, but Kaiser goes directly to contentious passages. . . . In each passage the exegesis is closely performed. Kaiser is comfortable working in the Hebrew text and is aware of interpretational issues. For every text, he carefully details the available options, before clearly expressing his choice and explaining why he chose that option. When he is not sure, he admits it: one must admire honest scholarship. Over and over, Kaiser's scholarly insight into the meaning of the terms used in the text is sharp. . . . If you want exegetical insight and careful analysis of some of the toughest prophetic passages in the Bible, this book will certainly be useful."
D. Bruce Seymour,
Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society
"With his usual style of consistency to the text and careful exegesis, Walter Kaiser has produced another excellent volume on preaching and teaching the Old Testament. . . . Driven by the conviction that the Old Testament is too often overlooked in our communication of God's Word, Kaiser has addressed a critical issue in biblical studies that will serve as an asset for preachers and teachers alike. . . . One strength of Kaiser's work is that he doesn't simply pick and choose selected verses out of context, but addresses chapters and extended pericopies to demonstrate the Old Testament's grappling with things related to the 'Last Things.' The chapters develop and outline the passages under consideration and then provide insights to the truths of the text and how to communicate them. . . . The book is well-written with frequent cross-references throughout both the Old and New Testaments. . . . Its insights are timely, the writing is compelling, and the foundation is firmly established in Scripture. It will not only be an encouragement to believers of the hope that we possess, but an asset to preachers and teachers in demonstrating the authority of Scripture in its teachings related to the future."
Deron J. Biles,
Southwestern Journal of Theology
"The book is geared toward the needs of pastors and church teachers. The subject matter is presented in a direct and focused way so that those who share the author's views could readily adapt this material into sermons or other teaching material."
Brian E. Kelly,
"The book could easily be used as a supplement to a seminary preaching class. . . . Along with sermon helps and a teaching outline, each of the 15 or so passages chosen by Kaiser come with a brief six or seven page commentary. I found these comments interesting [and] extremely helpful. Bits of scholarly information pop up every now and then. . . . The time-strapped pastor or interested layman will find informed excursions such as these an added bonus."
Journal of the Grace Evangelical Society