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  • 458 Pages
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication Date: September 2004
  • ISBN: FBEALEGKTEMPLEANDTHECHURCHSM9780830826186

Temple and the Church's Mission: A Biblical Theology of the Dwelling Place of God, Vol. 17 (New Studies in Biblical Theology)

Beale, G. K.

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“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth. . . . And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem. . . . And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man.” (Revelation 21:1-3, ESV).

In this comprehensive study, G. K. Beale argues that the Old Testament tabernacle and temples were symbolically designed to point to the end–time reality that God's presence, formerly limited to the Holy of Holies, would be extended throughout the cosmos. Hence, John's vision in Revelation 21 is best understood as picturing the new heavens and earth as the eschatological temple.

Beale's stimulating exposition traces the theme of the tabernacle and temple across the Bible's story–line, illuminating many texts and closely–related themes along the way. He shows how the significance and symbolism of the temple can be better understood in the context of ancient Near Eastern assumptions, and offers new insights into the meaning of the temple in both Old and New Testaments.

About the Author

G. K. Beale (PhD, Cambridge) is the J. Gresham Machen Chair of New Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary. He has published many books, including We Become What We Worship, Handbook on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, and commentaries on 1-2 Thessalonians and Revelation.

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Publisher's Description

“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth. . . . And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem. . . . And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man.” (Revelation 21:1-3, ESV).

In this comprehensive study, G. K. Beale argues that the Old Testament tabernacle and temples were symbolically designed to point to the end–time reality that God's presence, formerly limited to the Holy of Holies, would be extended throughout the cosmos. Hence, John's vision in Revelation 21 is best understood as picturing the new heavens and earth as the eschatological temple.

Beale's stimulating exposition traces the theme of the tabernacle and temple across the Bible's story–line, illuminating many texts and closely–related themes along the way. He shows how the significance and symbolism of the temple can be better understood in the context of ancient Near Eastern assumptions, and offers new insights into the meaning of the temple in both Old and New Testaments.

About the Author

G. K. Beale (PhD, Cambridge) is the J. Gresham Machen Chair of New Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary. He has published many books, including We Become What We Worship, Handbook on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, and commentaries on 1-2 Thessalonians and Revelation.

  • Cover Type:
  • 458 Pages
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication Date: September 2004
  • ISBN: FBEALEGKTEMPLEANDTHECHURCHSM9780830826186