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Cover Image: The End of the Beginning

The End of the Beginning:
Revelation 21-22 and the Old Testament

William. J. Dumbrell (Baker, 1985)

Blurb Review by Michael Kreft

Blurb

This book formed the Moore Theological College Lectures in 1983. It examines five themes in Revelation 21-22 which Dumbrell takes to each serve as a window on the Old Testament and indeed the whole bible (see below). This forms the basis for a biblical theology exploration of each of these themes that is trying to answer the overall question: "why is this such an appropriate way not only to finish the Book of Revelation but to conclude the story of the entire Bible?" This makes the book a must read as a general primer on both biblical theology method and on the biblical theology of the themes themselves. Further, Dumbrell argues that each of the concepts is linked to the biblical concept of government: the kingdom of God.

Contents


1. The New Jerusalem (Presentation in Revelation 21-22; The Old Testament; The New Testament) 
2. The New Temple (Presentation in Revelation 21-22; The Old Testament; The New Testament) 
3. The New Covenant (Presentation in Revelation 21-22; The Old Testament; The New Testament) 
4. The New Israel (Presentation in Revelation 21-22; The Old Testament; The New Testament) 
5. The New Creation (Presentation in Revelation 21-22; The Old Testament; The New Testament)

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