From the back cover:
Is There a New Temple in Jerusalem's Future?
Jerusalem's last Temple was destroyed by Rome in AD 70, and the Muslim Dome of the Rock currently sits on the Temple Mount. With the Israeli-Arab conflict raging and the Temple Mount at the center of controversy, what will the future bring?
The Bible is surprisingly rich with answers--with prophecies about the future Temple found in both the Old and New Testaments. Some claim these prophecies are merely symbolic, but are they? Does the Bible give evidence that we can expect a literal Temple and even a restored sacrificial system? What about the magnificent Temple prophesied by Ezekiel?
Right now in Israel, plans are well underway to construct a new Temple. From drawing up the blueprints to detailing the furnishings to preparing for the new priesthood, much is being done for what could be the most significant building effort of our time. In "The Coming Last Days Temple," Dr. Randall Price surveys the latest developments and offers a fascinating perspective on how they fit with Bible prophecies about the Temple.
This volume has been made possible by years of careful research on the part of its author, whom I have known for many years. His studies in Israel and many trips to the Land, interviews with top officials, and the detailed research that can be found on every page of the book support his view of the Temples of Scripture. It is doubtful whether there has ever been or ever will be another volume on the Temple as comprehensive and complete as this volume. Those who are accustomed to scholarly research and writings will find this book an incredible compilation of facts on the subject.
Any interpreter of the Bible becomes aware of the fact that the Temple and its history and prophecy are a decisive factor in the fulfillment of God's program. For Jews, the Temple and the activities toward its rebuilding are part of their expectation that their messiah will return in this generation. For Christians, it represents a different factor, that of indication that the rapture of the church, which will occur before the time of the end time trouble which precedes the second coming of Christ, may be near.
For those who share the evangelical point of view that the rapture is imminent, this volume provides evidence that the stage is being set for events that will follow the rapture. If this is the case, then the rapture itself could be very near. And the doctrine of the Temple becomes an integral part of prophetic outlook for those who seek to interpret prophecy in a literal way.
The scholarly analysis of the doctrine of the Temple will prove to be of great benefit both to Christian theologians and to those of Jewish faith, especially those who are part of the Orthodox movement. This volume is highly recommended as an integral part of the scholarly presentation of biblical truth.
John F. Walvoord
Philologos Reference Guide
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