Notes on the Evolution and Dynamics of Biblical
by Eugene Shubert ©1986
CONTENT IN FOCUS
PERSPECTIVE AND PREVIEW
PRE-EVOLUTION AND DYNAMICS OF BIBLICAL ESCHATOLOGY
AN INDEX TO
THE EVOLUTION OF THE ESCHATON
An outline of some of the plans God offered man that could have introduced the Messianic
kingdom and wrapped-up human events in ages long past. Plan A; The Day of Yahweh; The
Eschatology of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Zechariah. Variations to the Theme of The
Final End-Time Battle. Hints at the meaning of Daniels eschatology.
INTRODUCTION TO DANIELS ESCHATOLOGY
Is Daniel a conditional prophecy? Are multiple fulfillments possible? Questions over
methodology. The unnecessary presuppositions in other systems of interpretation.
Contextual Realism as a hermeneutic for Daniel imaginatively stated.
This is the book of Daniel in a nutshell. The interrelationship between all of the
prophetic dreams and visions of Daniel.
What decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem? An orientation created using our
hermeneutic. Daniels prophetic time is out of phase with history.
OF DANIEL VIA ITS LITERARY STRUCTURE
Daniel is naturally divided into two parts. This section points out the perspective of
COMMENTARY ON DANIEL 2 AND 7
The Terrestrial Kingdom of God and the Final Judgment. The four kingdoms of men
identified. The Time of the Final Judgment scheduled to occur at the end of the reign of a
Roman Antichrist. Other explanations of Daniel 7.
COMMENTARY ON DANIEL 8
The identity of the little horn. Verses 9-11, the meaning of: the imagery, the host, the
stars, the Prince of the host, the place of the sanctuary, cast down. Verse 12, An
identification of the transgressors, the transgression, the continual. Verse 13, An
explanation of the question Daniel heard. Verse 14, What is the sanctuary and what is
meant by its cleansing? Verses 15-19, An explanation of the vision; Verse 26, How was the
meaning of the vision kept secret? Verse 27, Why Daniel failed to understand the vision.
COMMENTARY ON DANIEL 9
Context and relationship to Daniel 8. How does Daniel 9:24-27 explain Daniel 8?
Whose end comes with a flood? Proof of a parallelism between 9:26 & 9:27
and its implications; The historic Messianic interpretation. Summary of Daniel 9:24-27.
What was to occur within the 70 weeks? Why did it fail? The identity of the most holy.
The meaning of the phrase: Confirm the covenant; The divine purpose (vs. 24) and
its partial fulfillment (vss. 25-27). Parallels between the Messiah and His people.
CONNECTING LINK BETWEEN DANIEL 8-9 AND DANIEL 11-12
Daniels and Christs dual version of the Abomination of Desolation.
COMMENTARY ON DANIEL 11-12
A comparison with Daniel 8-9. The literary structure and thematic heart of Daniel 11.
Parallels between the little horn of Daniel 8 and the king of Daniel 11:21
Implications. A Commentary on selected verses, 11:15 12:13.
11 AND OTHER SCHOOLS OF PROPHETIC INTERPRETATION
Problems for the Antiochus Epiphanes interpretation
from the preterist perspective. The historicist position refuted by simply quoting it.
WHICH DETERMINED THE OUTCOME OF DANIELS TWO SCENARIO SCHEME AND SALVATION HISTORY AS
WE KNOW IT
EXPECTED FIRST CENTURY RETURN
Texts that reveal the unmistakable intent of Christ to return in the first century.
Evidence which hints that Christs immediate eschatological return was to occur
shortly after the destruction of Jerusalem. We conclude that all the conditions were
nearly perfectly fulfilled by the Apostolic church.
THE BOOK OF REVELATION
A PEEK AT
An insightful outline.
THE FIRST SCENARIO
How the world might have ended in the first century.
THE SECOND SCENARIO
This section features the judgments that were most certainly to fall if the world was to
end during the second great advent awakening.
III: THE GRAND FINALE
A comparative analysis of the three scenarios: Common literary structures, an escalation of
judgment, parallel judgments, and time markers.
A COMPARISON BETWEEN THE
SEVEN LAST PLAGUES AND THE SEVEN TRUMPET JUDGMENTS
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE
A retrospective and a preview.
Commentary on the Third Scenario:
Rev 12; Rev 13; Rev 17. Rev 18, the Babylon Motif. Historical Parallels with the Third
Scenario. In Defense of History. Last Thoughts. The False Prophets. The New Jerusalem.
Correspondence with Dr. Desmond Ford. Correspondence with Dr. William H. Shea. Tough
Questions. Good Answers. In Defense of the Investigative Judgment. A Supplement from the
Spirit of Prophecy.
Bibliography and footnotes.
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