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When busy people want to know more about the Bible and the Christian faith, the Zondervan Quick-Reference Library offers an instant information alternative. Covering the basics of the faith and Bible knowledge in an easy-to-use format, this series helps new Christians and seasoned believers find answers to their questions about Christianity and the Bible. The information is presented in units of one or two pages, so that each section can be read in a few minutes. The Zondervan Quick-Reference Library makes important knowledge affordable, accessible, and easy to understand for busy people who don't have a lot of time to read or study.

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John Sailhamer (Ph.D., UCLA) is scholar in residence at Northwestern College, St. Paul, Minnesota, and professor of Hebrew Scriptures at Western Seminary, Portland, Oregon. He is the author of the commentary on Genesis in the Expositor’s Bible Commentary, The Pentateuch as Narrative, the NIV Compact Bible Commentary, and Introduction to Old Testament Theology
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  • Series: Zondervan Quick-Reference Library
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (August 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310500516
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310500513
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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John H. Sailhamer is professor of Old Testament at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Brea, California and was formerly senior professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. His other works include An Introduction to Old Testament Theology and The NIIV Compact Bible Commentary.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A. Witt on October 26, 2009
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Many books on biblical prophecy today are an attempt to use the events of the Middle East to help interpret the mysterious and figurative language of the prophetic literature in the Bible. This book does none of that! Instead, professor Sailhamer undertakes an overview of biblical prophecy in biblical terms to help the reader better see the big picture of the Bible. In other words, he presents a clear and powerful summary of the message of the Bible, so that the reader will be able to understand and interpret his or her world better by viewing it in terms of Scripture.

Sailhamer begins with two chapters which serve an introductory role. "Introduction to Biblical Prophecy" and "Hermeneutics of Biblical Prophecy" introduce the topic and give several underlying principles on how to read biblical prophecy. He then devotes a chapter to "Biblical Theological Foundations". This chapter gives summaries on topics such as creation, nature, the story of redemption, etc., to help lay the groundwork for the meat of his book, which comes next. The fourth part analyzes and summarizes prophecy in the Old and New Testaments. His expertise in the Hebrew Bible, and especially the Book of Moses (Pentateuch) shines brightly here. [Note: InterVarsity just released the book which he spent his whole life working on, and I highly recommend it!]. In two final chapters he reviews the central themes of biblical prophecy and gives several summaries of how different theological systems (e.g. covenant theology and dispensationalism) incorporate these themes.

I highly recommend this book for both ordinary church folk and those more inclined to academic studies.
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