Arabs in the Shadow of Israel: The Unfolding of God's Prophetic Plan for Ishmael's Line

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(Foreword by Eugene H. Merrill) A compelling call for Christians to rethink the role of Arabs—also descendents of Abraham and recipients of his blessing.

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"A masterful piece of scholarship on a much neglected topic."

—Kenneth E. Bailey
Professor Emeritus of Middle Eastern New Testament Studies
Tantur Ecumenical Institute, Jerusalem

Western Christianity's longstanding support of Israel has certainly, but unintentionally, nurtured a bias against Arab people, traditionally tied to Abraham's first son, Ishmael. Lebanese Christian Tony Maalouf contends that this perspective differs dramatically from the biblical portrayal of Ishmael and the nations that have sprung from him.

By tracing the role of the Arab people throughout Scripture and prophetically into the final moments of history, Maalouf provides a much-needed understanding of a crucial contemporary issue and challenges Christians to think biblically about the complex issues of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

“A rare and extraordinarily helpful book. . . . One of the most thought-provoking, scholarly yet readable books I have seen.”

—Paige Patterson
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

“An excellent study for any believer interested in the Middle East and the Arab world.”

—Patrick Cate
President of Christar

“Maalouf tackles the often contentious subject of Arab-Jewish relations with insight, kindness, and clarity.”

—Charles H. Dyer
Senior Vice President and Provost, Moody Bible Institute

Tony Maalouf (Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary) has served as assistant academic dean and professor of biblical studies at Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary in Amman, Jordan, and as an adjunct professor at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Beirut, Lebanon. He teaches and speaks throughout the Middle East and works on developing theological literature for Christians in the Arab World.

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Tony Maalouf (Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary) has served as assistant academic dean and professor of biblical studies at Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary in Amman, Jordan, and as an adjunct professor at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Beirut, Lebanon. He teaches and speaks throughout the Middle East and works on developing theological literature for Christians in the Arab World.

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