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Overview Gain a clearer vision of what the future holds from one of today's premier Bible prophecy scholars! Discussing the importance of prophecy and offering guidelines for interpreting it, Walvoord explains in one volume all key predictions from Genesis to Revelation---those fulfilled, as well as those yet to be accomplished.
Prophecy is much more than the events predicted in the Book of Revelation
It is not just for Bible scholars, pastors, and seminary students. Nearly one fourth of the Scripture was prophetic when it was written, so obviously God intended through these predictions to reveal something about His character and His faithfulness--not just to the people who first heard them, but to us who read them today. Indeed, prophecy does much to demonstrate not only our future hope as believers in Jesus Christ but also the accuracy of the Bible, the righteousness of God, and the meaning of history.
John F. Walvoord, one of the preeminent Bible prophecy scholars in the world today, explains in one volume every key prophecy from Genesis to Revelation--those already fulfilled as well as those yet to be fulfilled. he also discusses the importance of prophecy and guidelines for interpreting it.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.99" Width: 6.02" Height: 1.43" Weight: 1.98 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2000
Publisher David C. Cook
ISBN 1564767582 ISBN13 9781564767585 UPC 612608767584
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More About John F. Walvoord
JOHN F. WALVOORD (A.B., D.D., Wheaton College; A.M., Texas Christian University; Th.B., Th.M., Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary), former president of Dallas Theological Seminary and editor of Bibliotheca Sacra, America's oldest theological quarterly, was recognized as one of the leading evangelical theologians in America and an authority on systematic theology and eschatology. His academic background and extensive travel in the Middle East greatly enriched his theological and eschatological studies. He authored numerous books on theology and biblical prophecy, including The Revelation of Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ Our Lord, and Daniel: The Key to Prophetic Revelation.
John F. Walvoord currently resides in the state of Texas.
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Problematic interpretations intent on perpetuating viewpoint Nov 16, 2008
I have some serious issues with John F. Walvoord's views of Biblical interpretation; he seems to be too inconsistent at the best of times.
I sought understanding as to why he claims that prophecy should be interpreted literally, which is much of the focus of "Every Prophecy in the Bible." Unfortunately, he seems to interpret many texts in a sense different from what is naturally intended. Examples:
Walvoord says that when God said, "You shall not eat of this tree, or you will surely die," that it was a prophecy. It is no different from me saying, "If you drink this poison, you will surely die." Action/consequence should not be interpreted as prophecy; in this case, it negates God's role in the judgment. But Walvoord says that God was right in his prophecy. Where's the judgment in it? Where are the necessary consequences? I do not believe this to be prophetic at all, and I find it degrading of God to say as such.
Another example can be found on page 37. Walvoord says, "The Lord PREDICTED that none of the adult population of men who left Egypt, except for Caleb and Joshua, would be ALLOWED to enter the Promised Land." I am sorry, but that is not a prediction, but a declaration. Relegating God's declarations to prediction greatly weakens God and lessens his role in the grand scheme of things. It wasn't a prediction at all, but a proclamation, and the two are vastly different.
Also, when the Pharaoh had prophetic dreams, Joseph came and interpreted the dreams. The prophecies came true. Walvoord says this is an example of how the prophecy came true literally, but the INTERPRETATION came true literally. I do not believe that the interpretation is in any way synonymous with the dream; the interpretation is the meaning of the dream, and the dream was the prophecy. I believe both are equally important, however, the prophecy would have come true regardless of Joseph interpreting it. The dream was symbolic, making the prophecy not strictly literal. Walvoord tends to generalize, saying that ALL prophecy has come true literally. But as I pointed out with these examples, that isn't true, and I simply cannot believe that.
Now, I am happy to see that Walvoord doesn't (too often) go BEYOND the text for his interpretation. The best example would be one of my biggest pet peeves; interpreting the 7 churches in Asia as representing Church Ages. On page 526, Walvoord says, "Some hold that these churches also, in general, represent the history of the church... There is, however, no scriptural verification of this type of interpretation." I am glad he is willing to confess this; I don't know whether or not he believes in this, but this statement was a good inclusion, as it is true. Even if the "Church Ages" do reflect the 7 churches, without any Biblical support, this interpretation is simply eisegesis (reading into the text), and does not belong.
All in all, the book is decent, but there are many things that I feel he overreaches. He tries too hard to show that all prophecy is fulfilled literally (which I disagree); he believes there will be re-instituted temple sacrifices in the Millennial Kingdom (but God does not desire sacrifice, and He gains no pleasure from the shedding of blood, so... I strongly disagree with this, even if Walvoord believes it will just be symbolic. I cannot find the verse that states that God doesn't like sacrifices in and of themselves, but here is one such verse; Isaiah 1:11); and all-in-all, I feel that he has many things misconstrued.
Regardless of differences in views of interpretation and ultimate fulfillment of Eschatology, I feel that Walvoord needs to learn some stronger critical thinking. I came into this book looking for more answers to the questions I had about Eschatology and Prophecy as a whole, but the answers I came away with were in spite of Walvoord's interpretations, not because of them.
Not a bad book, and it can definitely help people grow in their understanding and search for learning more of scripture, but I don't recommend it.
Clear and comprehensive Mar 12, 2008
They say that nearly one-third of the Bible involves prophecy. This book, written by a man generally acknowledged as an authority on the subject, is an essential tool for grasping the significance of the hundreds of predictions that have already come true ... and getting ready for those that have yet to be fulfilled.
Good for us lay bible students, too! Feb 8, 2008
This book has all the important Bible propehcies and I can use it as a desk reference when I study the Bible. But I drew my diagrams of Ezekiel's millenial temple in 1998 before I had bought this book. You do not need to know any Greek or Hebrew to use this book and benefit from it. It is in simple layman's language. After I had purchased this book, I felt strongly led to go on and study the two Olivet Discourses Matthew 24 and Luke 21 for my now-published e-book APOCALYPSE! The artwork on the cover must have had some iind of annointing on it because it made me think of the Middle East crisis and say the time is short and lets get moving on finishing my prophecy e-book! That cover sort of looks like the End of the World!
Name says it all. Dec 1, 2007
Just as promised. Every prophecy of the Bible.
Pick it up and put it down time after time. It reads like a series of short stories.
Buy this book.
Excellent Resource for even the layman Sep 12, 2007
John Walvoord is an excellent author and (not surprisingly) chancellor of Dallas Theological Seminary (the Harvard of Seminaries). His study of the Bible is on par with the great bible teachers of yesteryear. He's also the author of the excellent "The Bible Knowledge Commentary."
Some viewing this book will not give it a chance the moment they see that he holds a pre-tribulational rapture viewpoint. But that aside I believe any intellectually-honest person should serve to gain tremendously from this book even if they come to a different conclusion in that (previous) vain.
Pick it up and give it an honest read. You'll become much more educated and valuable in biblical conversations.