The Ends of Time

Notes on the Evolution and Dynamics of Biblical Eschatology
by Eugene Shubert  ©1986


CONTENT IN FOCUS

1.
INTRODUCTORY PERSPECTIVE AND PREVIEW

2. THE PRE-EVOLUTION AND DYNAMICS OF BIBLICAL ESCHATOLOGY

3. 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 Daniel’s eschatology.

4. A FORMAL INTRODUCTION TO DANIEL’S 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.

5. DANIEL IN PERSPECTIVE
This is the book of Daniel in a nutshell. The interrelationship between all of the prophetic dreams and visions of Daniel.

6. CHRONOLOGICAL DETAILS
What decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem? An orientation created using our hermeneutic. Daniel’s prophetic time is out of phase with history.

7. AN OVERVIEW OF DANIEL VIA ITS LITERARY STRUCTURE
Daniel is naturally divided into two parts. This section points out the perspective of each half.

8. A 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.

9. A 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.

10. A 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.

11. THE CONNECTING LINK BETWEEN DANIEL 8-9 AND DANIEL 11-12
Daniel’s and Christ’s dual version of the Abomination of Desolation.

12. A 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.

13. DANIEL 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.

14. FACTORS WHICH DETERMINED THE OUTCOME OF DANIEL’S TWO SCENARIO SCHEME AND SALVATION HISTORY AS WE KNOW IT

15. THE EXPECTED FIRST CENTURY RETURN
Texts that reveal the unmistakable intent of Christ to return in the first century.

16. IT ALMOST HAPPENED
Evidence which hints that Christ’s 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.

 

VOLUME TWO:

THE BOOK OF REVELATION

 

17. A PEEK AT THE APOCALYPSE
An insightful outline.

18. THE FIRST SCENARIO
How the world might have ended in the first century.

19. 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.

20. SCENARIO III: THE GRAND FINALE
A comparative analysis of the three scenarios: Common literary structures, an escalation of judgment, parallel judgments, and time markers.

21. A COMPARISON BETWEEN THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES AND THE SEVEN TRUMPET JUDGMENTS

22. AN INTRODUCTION TO THE THIRD SCENARIO
A retrospective and a preview.

 

Forthcoming:

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.

APPENDIX
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.

 

The Ends of Time, Vol. 1 in pdf  (95 pages).

The Quintessence of Daniel 8:14

Essential Elements of the Investigative Judgment

A Concise Summary of the Three Scenarios

The Seven Churches of Revelation

A New Interpretation of 666

The Three Angels' Messages

The Essence of Seventh-day Adventist Eschatology

Conditionalism: a cornerstone of Adventist doctrine by Tim Crosby 

William Miller's Dream and The Interpretation Thereof

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