LaRondelle allows the Bible to act as its own expositor by pointing to the New Testament as the basis for prophetic interpretation. Attention is given to the Old Testament prophecies concerning Israel and how the New Testament prophecies do not support the dispensationalist view.
The Israel of God in Prophecy: Principles of Prophetic Interpretation
entirely biblical study on the subject
the whole subject of Israel, prophecy, the bible and the church, has a great deal of various interpretations and understandings swirling around it. what this book aims to do, and does it exceedingly well, is to show how for the new testament writers, the content of Israel from the "old testament" (with all that means from that context), has been seen, understood, explained, interpreted and laid out by the significance of the whole Jesus event (with all that implies). In other words, this book shows how the new testament itself takes up and "sees" old testament Israel, in light of the significance of the whole Jesus event. this book is exceedingly faithful to pointing out how the new testament itself treats the subject of Israel in regards to prophetic fulfillment as far as the apostles understand it christocentrically. this book sets forth very clearly and thoroughly the new testament/apostolic view of Israel in prophetic/theological terms. as no book is perfect there are two drawbacks about the book though: it is not light reading per se, and the author sometimes refers to Ellen G. White, although amazingly, the author's case is still totally biblical as he always takes the reader squarely back to apostolic teaching on the subjects. this book is a one of a kind on this subject. also see especially O. Palmer Robertson's The Israel of God ; The Story of Israel by Marvin Pate; The Prophet and His Message by Michael Williams and The Bible and The Future by Anthony Hoekema
January 27, 2012