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The Creation Concept

The gospel
The new covenant
The times of prophecy
The promised land
Mountains in prophecy
Valleys in prophecy
Rivers in prophecy
Jerusalem
The temple
Gehenna
Book of Genesis
Exodus - Deut.
Book of Isaiah
Book of Ezekiel
Gog & Magog
Book of Daniel
Daniel's 70 weeks
The 3 ½ years
Book of Joel
Book of Zechariah
Olivet Discourse
Book of John
Book of Acts
Book of Revelation
The thousand years
Chiastic structure
Preterism, futurism, & dispensationalism
Universalism
The nature of prophecy
Resources


The gospel

Milk and honey and believing the gospel
The church and prophecy
Revelation and the kingdom of Christ
The light of day and the thousand years
A note on ‘beheaded’ in Revelation 20:4
Why did Ezekiel describe a temple?
Paul’s epistles and the Muratorian canon
Jesus prepares our resting-place
The land promise for all nations
The flood in the Gospel
Why is prophecy obscure?
Jesus and his saints compared
What is the role of the promised land in the gospel?
J. A. Alexander on Acts 13:15-41
J. A. Alexander on Acts 15:13-19

Jesus is High Priest and King
The resting place

E. W. Hengstenberg and the perpetual throne of David
The feet of them that bring good tidings
The blessings of Israel
Our new name

The new covenant

The land promise in the New Covenant
The covenant confirmed in the 70th week
Dispensationalism and the one week covenant
Daniel’s 70 weeks and the church’s covenant
Jesus confirms the covenant
The one week covenant
What covenant is meant in Daniel 9:27?
The cup of the covenant
Preterism, dispensationalism, and the mount of Olives
The 70th week and the mount of Olives
Why would the mount of Olives be cast into the sea?
Are children of Abraham created from stones?
The seven year covenant pdf
The Temple-River

The times of prophecy

Times and seasons in the sayings of Jesus
How preterism mangles the “time, times and a half”
Identifying the abomination of desolation
Time and space in the land of promise
The little horn thinks to change times and laws
T. R. Birks on the time periods of prophecy
1 2 3 4
Tyso’s notes on the historicists
The great chain of prophecy
On the times of the antichrist in Daniel 7
On the spiritual view of prophecy
Biblical units
The acceptable year of the Lord
On the continuity of prophecy pdf
The times and seasons of the gospel
The church and Leviticus 26
Isaiah 6:11, “How long, Lord?”
Until the land be utterly desolate
A watch in the night
The fable of Premillennialism
The days of vengeance
The last time pdf

The promised land

Faith and the land promise
Elijah and the church in the wilderness
The promised land: shadow vs. reality pdf
The land promise in Hebrews 3:6-4:11
The wells of salvation pdf
What the promised land means pdf
Patrick Fairbairn on Ezekiel 37:24-25
W.D. Davies on Ephesians 2:14
Metaphors of unbelief in Ezekiel
Is the land in Ezekiel 38-39 a metaphor?
The land promise and the 70 weeks
On the continuity of the land promises
Some problems in Covenant Theology
Three views on the promised land
Did Jesus reinterpret the land promise?
Does the church inherit Israel's land promise?
Was the land promise abandoned?
What is the role of the promised land in the gospel? pdf
The land metaphor and the gospel pdf
Where is the land promise in the New Testament?
The land promise in the New Covenant pdf
How the land promise fits in the gospel
Time and space in the land of promise
Jesus prepares our resting-place pdf
The land promise for all nations
William D. Barrick on the church inheriting the promised land
The heavenly mount Zion, a better country
The better country
Sheep, green pastures, and the promised land
John Owen and the rest in Hebrews 4:3
John Owen on the rest of Hebrews 4:1
Interpretations of the promised land
Is the promised land visible, or invisible?
Andrew Jukes and the land promise
Barry E. Horner and the land promise
F. B. Meyer’s interpretation of the land of promise
Is the promised land a symbol of the earth?
Isaiah 6:11, “How long, Lord?”
The knowledge of God, a better promised land
Is the promised land a symbol of paradise?
Until the land be utterly desolate
Dr. Reluctant, R. L. Reymond, and the land promise
Isaiah 60:21: “they shall inherit the land for ever”
The land and its deity
The resting place
Mountains and rivers in the better land

The paradox of the better land
Rainfall in the better land
The serpent’s flood and the better land
Mount Zion, the city of truth
Zion’s foundations

Mountains in prophecy

Strange things happen to mountains
Faith can move mountains
Mountains as promises
Patrick Fairbairn and the designation of kingdoms as mountains
When Israel went out of Egypt: Psalm 114 pdf
H. A. C. Hävernick on the mountains of Israel
What is the mountain of the Lord’s house?
Mountains will be made low and valleys filled
The mountains of Isaiah 40 & 41 pdf
Threshing the mountains
A way in the mountains
Mountains made low
J. A. Alexander and the mountains of Isaiah 40:4
The symbolic mountains of Ezekiel 34
Patrick Fairbairn on Ezekiel 36: discussion
Patrick Fairbairn on Ezekiel 36
Interpreting the mountains of prophecy
Twilight upon the mountains
The valley of the mountains
Jesus said, flee to the mountains
Why flee to the mountains?
Mountains and the promises of the gospel
“The mountains were not found”
Mountains, Fall on us!
Mountains and islands were moved out of their places
Clarence Larkin’s mountain peaks of prophecy
Why would the mount of Olives be cast into the sea?
Preterism, dispensationalism, and the mount of Olives
The 70th week and the mount of Olives
Metaphorical mountains of prophecy
Mountains and rivers in the better land
Enter into the rock

Valleys in prophecy

Valleys in prophecy
The valley of promises
The valley of the mountains

Rivers in prophecy

On the continuity of prophecy
The continuity of the covenant
Deep waters in Ezekiel’s river
Mountains and rivers of peace
In prophecy, what does location signify?
Daniel’s time, times and a half and the river metaphor
Spiritual bogs and miry places of Ezekiel 47:11
River myths and the soul
Rain and rivers in Isaiah 30:20-28
Rivers in high places
John W. Gregson on the flood from the mouth of the serpent
Ford C. Ottman and the flood from the mouth of the serpent
The earth helped the woman pdf
The river of water from the mouth of the serpent
Mountains and rivers in the better land

Jerusalem

A city built by God pdf
Building the heavenly city
When is Jerusalem raised up?
Is Jerusalem in Daniel and Zechariah the heavenly city?

Zecharaiah and the assault on Jerusalem
Jeremiah’s extension of Jerusalem pdf
All nations in Zechariah 14
The days of vengeance
Days of vengeance part 2
Contrasting views on the heavenly Jerusalem
The sons of Levi
The heavenly city under siege
The desolation prophecies
The heavenly mount Zion, a better country
Three views on Isaiah 2:2
The land of unwalled villages
Earth movements at Jerusalem
When will Jerusalem be a praise in the earth?
W.D. Davies on Ephesians 2:14
Jerusalem, where Jesus is King
70 AD and the desolation of Jerusalem
Mount Zion, the city of truth

The temple

Ye are come unto mount Sion
Is the temple in Revelation 11 an earthly, literal one?
Does Ezekiel describe a literal temple?
Measuring the temple
Which temple is meant in Daniel 9:26-27?
The thousand years and the temple
Mount Zion, the city of truth
The anointing of Daniel 9:24-27
pdf

Gehenna

N.T. Wright, preterism, and Gehenna
Gehenna vs. hell in Matthew 5:29
Is Gehenna the same as the lake of fire?
New discoveries about Gehenna
The judgment of Gehenna
The Bishop, the Ghost, and Gehenna
Jewish fables about Gehenna pdf
Gehenna in Mark 9:43-48
Comments on Walter Balfour’s interpretation of Gehenna
Walter Balfour’s discussion of Gehenna
Hope in Gehenna?
John Calvin on Gehenna
J. W. Hanson on Gehenna
Gehenna applies to the church, not the world
Gehenna in the ‘Love Wins’ controversy
Darkening the sun
Jeremiah’s extension of Jerusalem
Wayne Jackson on “gehenna”

Book of Genesis

The flood in the Gospel
Michael Oard’s rapid ice age
Is the promised land a symbol of paradise?
The symbolism of Eden
J.C. Bellett on Jacob’s blessing of Judah
Genesis and the two witnesses

Exodus - Deuteronomy

The church and Leviticus 26
On giants and grasshoppers
Israel’s population at the exodus
Jurieu on the promises to the Jews

Book of Isaiah

J. A. Alexander’s comments on Isaiah 2:2-4
Three views on Isaiah 2:2
When is Jerusalem raised up?
Luis de León and Isaiah 2:2
Fairbairn on Isaiah 2:2
Isaiah 2:2 and dispensationalism: a dilemma

Links to OT prophecies in Peter’s sermon in Acts 2
Robert McCulloch on Isa. 2:1-4

What is the mountain of the Lord’s house?
Earth movements at Jerusalem
H. A. C. Hävernick on the mountains of Israel
Until the land be utterly desolate
Christ the "ensign for the nations"
Men hide in the rocks
Rain and rivers in Isaiah 30:20-28
J. A. Alexander and the mountains of Isaiah 40:4
Mountains made low
Isaiah’s threshing sledge
Threshing the mountains
The mountains of Isaiah 40 & 41 pdf
A way in the mountains
The desert will blossom as the rose
Isaiah 60:21: “they shall inherit the land for ever”
Corn and wine in Isaiah 62:8
Wm. B. Boyce on the prophet Isaiah
Isaiah resources

Book of Ezekiel

H. A. C. Hävernick’s introductory comments on Ezekiel
The symbolic mountains of Ezekiel 34
Patrick Fairbairn on Ezekiel 36: discussion
Patrick Fairbairn on Ezekiel 36
H. A. C. Hävernick on the mountains of Israel

Promises to the Church in Ezekiel 36
Hints of the better country in Ezekiel 36
Patrick Fairbairn on Ezekiel 37:24-25
Why did Ezekiel describe a temple?
Israel, the saints, and the number a thousand
Deep waters in Ezekiel’s river
Spiritual bogs and miry places of Ezekiel 47:11
Does Ezekiel 40-42 support a literal view?
Metaphors of unbelief in Ezekiel
Ezekiel and the thousand year reign
The inheritance of the priests and Levites in Ezekiel 48
Gardiner’s Preliminary note on Ezekiel 40-48
Currey’s points of contact between Ezekiel and Revelation
Does Ezekiel describe a literal temple?
Measuring the temple
Links to OT prophecies in Peter’s sermon in Acts 2

Cosmology and Ezekiel’s throne vision
The blessings of Israel
The Temple-River

Ezekiel Resources

Gog & Magog

The land of unwalled villages
The army of Gog and Magog: links to related prophecies
Gog and Magog, and the 2nd woe
Are Joel’s army and the hordes of Gog & Magog the same?
The judgment of Gog
Is the land in Ezekiel 38-39 a metaphor?
The feast for the birds, and the Israeli-West Bank Barrier
Ezekiel’s visionary armies compared
Horses in Ezekiel 38
Dean Davis on the battle of Gog and Magog

Millennium rebellion
Gog & Magog, and Plato’s philosophy
How the world learns of God
The war of Gog and Magog and the saints’ rest

Patrick Fairbairn on Gog and Magog
Gog and Magog and the camp of the saints

Book of Daniel

The Gentile idea of forced worship
K. A. Auberlen on Daniel 10-12
Identifying the abomination of desolation
The little horn thinks to change times and laws
Antiochus IV a type of the Antichrist

John Wright on Bible cosmology
Charles H. H. Wright on “The Antichrist”
John Fletcher and Daniel’s 2,300 days
Cosmology and Daniel’s 2,300 days
Nicholas of Cusa and the 2,300 days
Tony Garland and the Times of the Gentiles
F. W. Farrar and the 2,300 days
Who are Daniel’s people in Daniel 9:24?

How were Daniel’s prophecies sealed?
Daniel Resources

Daniel's 70 weeks

A chart of the 70th week
The 70 weeks and four periods of 7 times in Leviticus 26
Isaac Watts on Daniel’s 70 weeks
The nature of the seventy sevens
The land promise and the 70 weeks
Leap years in Daniel’s Seventy Weeks
Times and weeks in Daniel 9 and Leviticus 26
The 70 Weeks Calculator
Daniel's 70 weeks FAQ
The exodus theme in Daniel 9
The one week covenant
Meredith G. Kline and the Seventieth Week
Belshazzar's feast and Daniel's 70 weeks
Cyrus and the 70 Weeks
How were Daniel's prophecies sealed?
The cup of the covenant
Daniel's 70 weeks and the church's covenant
A cure for preterism
Luther and Daniel's 70th week
The 70 weeks simplified
Dispensationalism and the one week covenant
What covenant is meant in Daniel 9:27?
Jesus confirms the covenant pdf
Why the gap before the 70 weeks?
Bertholdt's list of methods for adjusting the 70 weeks
H. A. Ironside’s Great Parenthesis theory
The 70th week and the mount of Olives
Preterism and Daniel’s 70th week
The seventieth week and the sabbath
Auberlen’s analysis of the seventy weeks
Babylonian astronomy and the 70 weeks

Which temple is meant in Daniel 9:26-27?
Jack Kelley’s supernatural insight

A. A. Bevan on the 70 weeks
Literalism, rationalism, and the 2,300 days
The 70 weeks and 2,300 days
The 70 weeks unsealed

The 3 ½ years

"it shall be for a time, times, and a half"

Interpreting the 3 ½ years of prophecy pdf  
Interpreting the 3 ½ years of prophecy (2)
The 1,260 days and the ever-widening gap
The units of ‘time’ in the time, times and a half
On the seven times and 1,260 days
Daniel’s 1,290 days
On the 3 ½ years of Daniel and Revelation
pdf
Daniel’s time, times and a half and the river metaphor

Elijah and the ravens
Charles D. Alexander on the 3 ½ years of prophecy
Patrick Fairbairn on the 3 ½ years of prophecy

Herbert W. Armstrong's interpretation of the 3 ½ years
Christopher Wordsworth on the 1260 days
David C. Pack and the 3 ½ years
Herbert L. Peters and the 3 ½ years
George Gifford on the 3 ½ years of Revelation 12
Pierre Jurieu on the 1,260 days
Tony Garland and the Times of the Gentiles
A timeline of the time, times and a half pdf
The time, times, and a half, and Christian unity
The pattern of the “time, times, and a half” and the writing on the wall
Natural time and the time, times, and a half
The 3 ½ years of no rain, and the gospel age
The little horn, times, and laws
The last time
pdf

Book of Joel

Observations on the prophecy of Joel
Joel’s prophecy and its parallels
Are Joel’s army and the hordes of Gog & Magog the same?
Cooper’s golden rule and the army of locusts
Twilight upon the mountains
On giants and grasshoppers
Darkening the sun
Symbolic horses of Joel 2 and Revelation 9
New wine in Joel pdf
The antichrist prophecies

Book of Zechariah

Beauty and Bands in Zechariah 11
All nations in Zechariah 14
Zechariah 14 and the church age
The heavenly city under siege
Michael J. Vlach on Zechariah 14:1–9
Earth movements at Jerusalem
Preterism, dispensationalism, and the mount of Olives
The 70th week and the mount of Olives
They shall look upon me whom they have pierced
William Kelly and the mount of Olives
Zechariah’s astonished horses and the second woe pdf
The kingdom in Zechariah 14
Are all of Zechariah’s prophecies literal?
Biblical horses, asses and camels

Olivet Discourse

"when shall these things be?"

Jesus said, flee to the mountains
Why flee to the mountains?
On the housetops
Preterism, Futurism, and Matthew 24
Questions about the abomination of desolation
A thief in the night
C. S. Lewis and “this generation”
Was the resurrection of Jesus another generation?
Preterism, dispensationalism, and the mount of Olives
Parallels to the Olivet Discourse in Revelation

Book of John

The miracle at Cana, and the Elisha connection
Commentary on John 14 by Milligan and Moulton

Book of Acts

J. A. Alexander on Acts 13:15-41
J. A. Alexander on Acts 15:13-19

Links to OT prophecies in Peter’s sermon in Acts 2

Book of Revelation

"the Revelation of Jesus Christ"

Revelation scripture references 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
E. B. Elliott and the sixth seal
John N. Darby, William Kelly, and the sixth seal
Darkening the sun
Clissold on the sun turning to darkness
Faces of men, hair of women: the locust plague of Revelation 9
Cooper’s golden rule and the army of locusts
Gog and Magog, and the 2nd woe
The army of Joel and the 2nd woe
Henry Alford on the second woe
The horses of the sixth trumpet
Symbolic horses of Joel 2 and Revelation 9
Horses of the 2nd woe
Prophetic nightmares and Revelation 9
Zechariah’s astonished horses and the second woe pdf
Interpretation of the second woe
I. T. Beckwith on the Second Woe
The 144,000 and the second woe
J. A. Smith and the second woe
Henry Bechthold and the second woe
Henry M. Morris and the second woe
George Eldon Ladd and the second woe
F. D. Maurice on the second woe
200 million horses of the second woe
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg and the Second woe
John Peter Lange on the second woe
G. K. Beale on the two witnesses
Franciscus Junius on the second woe
The second woe and the 1,260 days
Interpreting the 3 ½ years of prophecy
William Fulke on the second woe
Henry Alford's commentary on Revelation 11:1-14
Is the temple in Revelation 11 an earthly, literal one?
A unique earthquake
Henry Alford on the woman in the wilderness
Henry Alford's commentary on Revelation 12
Charles D. Alexander on the earth helping the woman
The little horn and the eagle's wings compared
The two wings of a great eagle pdf
John W. Gregson on the flood from the mouth of the serpent
Ford C. Ottman and the flood from the mouth of the serpent
The earth helped the woman pdf
Herbert L. Peters and the 3 ½ years
Revelation 20 and 12 compared
Historic interpretations of the ten horns
The 144,000 virgins
Moses Stuart on the exegesis of the Apocalypse
Mountains not found in Revelation 16:20
The great hail of Revelation 16:21 pdf
Some thoughts on the sea of glass
The supper of the great God pdf
On the bottomless pit, and the binding of Satan pdf
Numerical links in Revelation
M. G. Kline, Armageddon, and discrete millennialism
Christopher Wordsworth on Armageddon
Wordsworth on the battle of Armageddon
On the meaning of Armageddon
Beechick’s winepress
Milligan’s Comments on Revelation 20
The light of day and the thousand years
The thousand year reign and the sabbath rest
A note on ‘beheaded’ in Revelation 20:4
A question on Revelation 20:4
Discrete Millennialism pdf
Currey’s points of contact between Ezekiel and Revelation
Parallels to the Olivet Discourse in Revelation
How many "sevens" in Revelation? pdf
Vineyard scriptures
Resources for Revelation

The thousand years

"one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day."

On the thousand years of Revelation 20
The thousand year reign and the sabbath rest
Jurieu and the Kingdom of Christ and the Church
Pierre Jurieu on the 1,000 years
Jurieu and the reign of the saints
Jurieu on the promises to the Jews
Lactantius & the thousand years
The thousand years in Revelation 20:1-9
Bengel and the revival of Chiliasm
When the thousand years are finished…
David Brown: The Blessed Hope 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Millennialism in the 17th Century
The fable of Premillennialism
Richard Baxter on the Millennium
Israel, the saints, and the number a thousand
William Hendriksen on the thousand year reign
A question on Revelation 20:4
Revelation and the kingdom of Christ
William Varner on whether Jesus Christ is king
Pareus and the thousand years
The light of day and the thousand years
A note on ‘beheaded’ in Revelation 20:4
When is the thousand year reign of the saints?
Philip Mauro on the thousand year reign
M. G. Kline, Armageddon, and discrete millennialism
B. B. Warfield on the Millennium
The thousand years and the temple
Ezekiel and the thousand year reign
George Gifford on the first resurrection
A watch in the night
Christopher Wordsworth’s comments on Rev. 20
Milligan’s Comments on Revelation 20
Discrete Millennialism
Millennium rebellion

Chiastic structure

On the chiastic structure of Revelation pdf
Is Revelation 12 a chiasmus?
Spiritual warfare in Revelation 12:7

Preterism, futurism, & dispensationalism

Recanting preterism: Abauzit, Townley, Desprez
Preterism, Futurism, and Matthew 24
Why dispensationalism isn’t cool
Michael J. Vlach on Zechariah 14:1–9
H. A. Ironside’s Great Parenthesis theory
Dispensationalism and the one week covenant
A cure for preterism
Threshing the mountains
Clarence Larkin’s mountain peaks of prophecy pdf
Preterism and Daniel’s 70th week
William Varner on whether Jesus Christ is king
Truth and error in J. Marcellus Kik’s preterism
Barry E. Horner and the land promise
Dr. Reluctant, R. L. Reymond, and the land promise
Covenant Theology and the land promise
The winds of dispensationalism
Philip Mauro on the thousand year reign
Dispensationalism in Decline
The fable of Premillennialism
The Tiburtine Sibyl, Hugo Ripelin, and the myth of a one-man Antichrist
On the continuity of prophecy pdf
William Kelly and the mount of Olives
Some problems in Covenant Theology
Ford C. Ottman and the flood from the mouth of the serpent
Cooper’s golden rule and the army of locusts
E. L. Martin’s doomsday predictions
Jack Kelley on “the fullness of the Gentiles”
Dispensationalism and the Gog and Magog prophecies
Does dispensationalism deny Jesus is the Christ?
J. N. Darby and Matthew 2:15
Jack Kelley’s supernatural insight
H. A. Ironside’s legacy
Isaiah 2:2 and dispensationalism: a dilemma
F. C. Baur, Wm. Wrede, and M.A.D. dispensationalism
Dispensationalism and the time, times and a half

Universalism

Gehenna in the ‘Love Wins’ controversy
Walter Balfour’s discussion of Gehenna
History of the universalism controversy in New England part 1 of 2
History of the universalism controversy in New England part 2 of 2

The nature of prophecy

On the continuity of prophecy pdf
Why is prophecy obscure?
Paul’s epistles and the Muratorian canon
The church and prophecy
On literal vs. allegorical interpretation
Bishop Ryle's napkin
John Eaton on literal and spiritual knowledge
John Davison on the history of prophecy
John Davison’s Discourse on Christian prophecies
John Davison’s Discourses on Prophecy, VI Part III
John Davison’s Discourses on Prophecy, VI Part IV
Prophecy and literalism
pdf

Resources

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Isaiah resources
Ezekiel Resources
Daniel Resources
Resources for Revelation
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