An original Bible Study Series produced for Biblesoft, offering a unique and engaging in-depth study of the Scriptures, examining all of the key subjects and passages related to the eschatology of the New Testament. Includes a detailed commentary on the Book of Revelation.
This Bible Study Series was produced and created especially by Biblesoft, for use in the PC Study Bible and OneTouch programs. It has been taken from articles and notes written for our partner Bible Online Study Site, and been adapted for use as an electronic reference work. It was originally divided into several dozen studies, along with a number of supplemental notes, and can be used as a monthly or seasonal Bible study course. Each study provides in-depth analysis of the Greek (or Hebrew) text of Scripture, along with an extensive examination of the historical and culture background, questions of interpretation, and more!
This particular series deals with the eschatology of early Christians, as recorded in the New Testament Scriptures—their views regarding the end-times and how the events which immediately precede the end were expected to be experienced by believers. This touches upon a number of related subjects: the interpretation of Old Testament prophecy, the belief in Jesus as the Messiah, the "Day of YHWH" tradition and the judgment of the nations, and much more. These studies explore both the main outline and the development of these eschatological beliefs, examining the main lines of tradition: (a) the eschatology of Jesus as documented in the Synoptic Gospels (especially the great "Eschatological Discourse"), (b) the book of Acts and the early Christian mission, (c) the eschatology of Paul (d) the Johannine tradition, along with the remaining writings of the New Testament. Special studies are devoted to the Antichrist tradition, the "imminent eschatology" of early Christians, and other key topics.
Both the Study series and the additional notes function as a Commentary in the program, and can be accessed by verse directly under the Commentary menu.
We hope that you will find these studies to be rewarding, provocative, and inspiring!
As a BONUS, we include Notes on the Uncovering, a detailed critical and exegetical commentary on the Book oF Revelation (also available separately). It provides a thorough treatment of the Greek text, focusing on the original context of the prophecies (for author and audience), the first-century historical and cultural background, parallels in Jewish and Greco-Roman writings, issues related to interpretation, and more!