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The Interpretation of Prophecy by Patrick Fairbairn
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Studio: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 7.22" Height: 1.13" Weight: 1.47 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2005
Publisher Wipf & Stock Publishers
ISBN 1597524239 ISBN13 9781597524230
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More About Patrick Fairbairn
Patrick Fairbairn (1805-1874) was born in Berwickshire, Scotland, studied at Edinburgh University, and was an outstanding scholar among Scottish Presbyterians. After 27 years in pastoral service, he served three years as divinity professor at the Free Church College in Aberdeen before becoming principal of the Free Church College, Glasgow, for 18 years until his death. He is the author of Commentary on Ezekiel and The Pastoral Epistles.
Patrick Fairbairn was born in 1805 and died in 1874.
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Great Read Feb 21, 2010
I enjoyed this book, I recall thinking how sad it is that such a work has been in our modern day, mostly forgotten. Fairbairns work is a jewel and is a great remedy for much light and shallow thought regarding how one ought to interpret the bible- especially how one views the interpretation of prophecy. Obviously this was Fairbairns intent in the work, simply by reading the title. I'd say he did his job well here and would encourage any who are willing to take the time to wade through this book. It can be a bit pricey, so, if desired you can find it for free online at [...], or at google books: [...].
Fairbairn first seeks to biblically define terms, such as what a prophet is, what their work and callings were, how divine revelation was given, what purpose did the prophets fill in the Old Testament, etc. He uses many scriptural examples and illustrations to display his point and does alot of exegesis on harder biblical texts. I've noticed that Fairbairn is one of the gifted teachers that God has given to His church to help with some of the more difficult portions of scripture. I recall Spurgeon commenting on Fairbairns commentary on Ezekiel saying how his work is the best there is on that book. (I'd agree also)
Lastly, this book is not light reading, I don't think any of Patrick Fairbairn's works are, however, I believe all of them are well worth their time reading. For myself, this book has actually made me a better reader due to it's difficulty.