To the fullest extent possible, the goal of this book is to collect all that the Bible has to say about the ultimate destiny of earth. No book sweeps the epochs of human history with such poetry, brutality, embrace of humanity, and glorious promise as this ancient library of Hebrew and Greek manuscripts. Whether taken literally or symbolically, its mythologic language stirs our souls with tales of our ancient beginnings, and its poetry of apocalypse envisions our spectacular end. Between its covers, we make love and war. It is full of humanity and God.
With so many modern prophets quoting the Bible to substantiate their particular beliefs about end-time events, it seemed there should be, for the first time, a single book that pulls together all of the biblical prophecies regarded as end-time revelations. Prophets of the Apocalypse lays out these visions in the context of their times and reveals how they have been understood in subsequent times of terror and tyranny. Its format allows readers to draw their own conclusions as the words of one prophecy help interpret another.
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Books about the Apocalypse tend to induce dread--not because of the grim visions of reapers and horsemen they summon, but because they are so often, quite simply, dreadful. You can¹t, however, always judge a book by its lurid cover, and this is an example. For Prophets of the Apocalypse is, just like the puzzling knot of Biblical prophecy it seeks to help unravel, unpredictably inspirational. Haggith has assembled every Biblical passage that refers directly or otherwise to the so-called end times. He sets them in their Biblical and historical context (showing how many "last days" prophecies have already come to pass), and proceeds to offer crucial insight into how original readers of these ancient texts might have used them.
Apocalyptic was written for a reason--its authors were concerned less with predicting the end of the world, and more with "comforting the persecuted people of God in any age". In challenging our take on linear time (in particular), Haggith shows how we have far more to gain from Biblical inspiration than if we use it, as we have tended to, simply as a horoscope. That said, he does not dismiss the Bible's potential to speak today, and to chart the shape of things to come. Quite the contrary, in fact: "No other book sweeps through the epochs of human history with such poetry, brutality, embrace of humanity, and glorious promise as this ancient library of Hebrew and Greek manuscripts." Haggith is passionate, and it's catching.
If apocalyptic is, as he suggests, "a bridge between the spiritual, eternal realm and the physical, temporal world", let this book lead you there. It's a revelation. --Brian DraperReview:
"Expect many patrons to pick this up. . . ." -- Booklist, September 15, 1999
"For anyone wishing a guide to all the texts in the Bible dealing with this subject this book seems a most helpful source. . . ." -- M/C -a Journal of Media and Culture, August 2, 1999 -an e-journal by the University of Queensland, Australia
"Here is a great choice for those of you with millennium fever. . . His commentary is well-researched. Check this one out if you are interested in Bible prophecies, the millennium, or philosophical discourse in genera l." -- Kristi McCabe- Selected as Book of the Day, Thursday December 16, 1999, on Emazing.com, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment
"If you want to make up your own mind about Bible prophecy . . . this is a must read!" -- Rob Schlapfer, The Discerning Reader
"In his thoughtfully-written treatise . . . David Haggith collects and organizes all of the end-time prophecies into one useful continuum for those who are interested in divining the prophetic meaning of one of the great religious texts of human history. Allowing the reader to draw his or her own conclusions, yet providing insightful well-researched commentary. -- Randall Cohan -Amazon.com
"Whereas, end-time prophecies of the Bible are a challenge even for Bible scholars, Mr. Haggith's approach is quite refreshing. . . . His integrity in handling matters of faith qualifies him as an exceptional author. . .This publication is highly recommended. . . . The committee also appreciates Mr. Haggith's spicy commentary; It's both refreshing and thought provoking." -- Review by the Book Selection Committee at Smith Chapel Bible College
Haggith arranges prophecies by topic and provides interesting background.... His ideas will certainly spawn discussion. -- CBA Marketplace, October 1999
Here is a great choice.... Check this one out if you are interested in Bible prophecies. -- Book of the Day, Thursday December 16, 1999, on Emazing.com
If you want to make up your own mind about Bible prophecy ... this is a must read! -- The Discerning Reader
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Book Description Zondervan, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007111304
Book Description Zondervan, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 7111304