My May-Term class on Daniel and Revelation is now history, although not in a preterist way. So this morning I can announce the winner of An A-to-Z Guide to Biblical Prophecy, by J. Daniel Hays, J. Scott Duvall, and C. Marvin Pate:
Step up to the podium LLM and collect your valuable prize. LLM blogs at Enough Light, go check out his blog. Please contact me at Plong42 at gmail dot com and I will ship the book to you right away. Stay tuned for another give-away.
Zondervan originally published this book as a Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy and End Times, I reviewed it under that title in October of 2011. This is a paperback version, but the contents are the same as the hard-back.
This is a handy, non-sensational guide to prophetic texts in both the Old and New Testaments. The book includes summaries of prophetic books (Revelation is particularly helpful and has been “spun off” as an e-book for Kindle). Other topics include schools of thought (dispensationalism, amilennialism, etc.) and specific prophetic images (great white throne, four beasts of Daniel 7, etc.) Some more obscure topics are covered as well (gematria, 4 Ezra, for example). As I said in my previous review, the book is a handbook rather than a detailed encyclopedia. The authors give a quick definition and overview of the topics, enabling the student or busy pastor quickly to get what they need to read a passage.