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Eschatological Essays

This is a series I've taught through over the last few years.  I've collected and reformatted them into a single PDF file.  There's still a few more studies I'd like to do, especially in Ezekiel, Isaiah, and Micah.  This has recently been updated to include the bible.org's NET text of the commented on passages (used with permission).

Eschatology (PDF)

Contents:

  • 1 Corinthians 15:Physical Resurrection
  • Ezekiel 40-48: Ezekiel's Temple
  • Paul's Use of "Temple" as a Metaphor
  • Isaiah 13:1-14:23 - The Burden of Babylon
  • The Kingdom Visions of Daniel
  • Zechariah
  • Messianic Expectations
  • The Day of the Lord
  • Mark 13 (3 lessons)
  • 1 Thessalonians
  • 2 Thessalonians
  • Revelation (14 lessons)
  • Subject and Scripture Indices

Isaiah

Some day, I'll make some actual progress on this.

Isaiah. (PDF)

Contents:

  • Introduction (Isaiah 1:1)

Synopsis Tables

I've created several tables of parallel passages and made them available in a number of formats.  These tables are:

  1. Synoptic Gospels.  Parallels between Mark, Luke, and Matthew.
    [ HTML ] No currently available, but I hope to rework it and bring it back this year.
    [ BibleWorks ] Contained in zip file with the other synoptic tables.
    [ Libronix DLS 1.1 ] Contained in a note file.  Passages are hyperlinked to.
    [ Libronix DLS 2.0 ] Included with the 2.0 release from Logos.
  2. Jude/2 Peter.
    [ BibleWorks ] Contained in zip file with the other synoptic tables.
    [ Libronix DLS 2.0 ] Included with the 2.0 release from Logos.
  3. Old Testament.  Parallels within the Pentetuech, Chronicles-Samual-Kings, Prophets, and Psalms.  The full text of Chronicles and Kings is included, even when not paralleled, and extensive chronological notes are included for the divided monarchy period (931-586 BC).
    [ HTML ] Uses KJV translation.
    [ BibleWorks ] Contained in zip file with the other synoptic tables.
    [ Libronix DLS 2.0 ] Included with the 2.0 release from Logos..
  4. Old Testament Quotations and Allusions in the New Testament.  
    [ BibleWorks ] Contained in zip file with the other synoptic tables.
    [ Libronix DLS 2.0 ] Just drop these files in your My Documents\Libronix DLS\ParallelPassages folder (after unzipping them).  There are two versions.  One just shows the two passages in the translation of your choice.  The other also shows the passage in NA27INT, LXX, and BHSWTS35.  Use a text editor to change this (if for example you have NA26INT instead of NA27INT).  There are a couple of Libronix bugs here:   LXX citations to Jeremiah 31 and 32 display a couple chapters before the citation.   Color coding of two column text in the LXX does not work (but the heading is colored correctly).

Chronological Tables

  1. Divided Kingdom.  This PDF file is the one used to create the charts in the Old Testament Synopsis.  Its a bit big, 750KB, so please try to download it only once.
  2. Chronology Spreadsheet.  The Excel spreadsheet analyses the chronology of Genesis through Solomon.  It's usefull for experimenting wth various interpretations of the data.

Q Material Essays

I'm working [currently on hiatus] on a series of Bible Studies going through the Q-Material (passages shared by Luke and Matthew, but not present in Mark).  Some look at the synoptic problem more than others.

  1. Some Thoughts on Q Material and the Synoptic Problem.  An introductory essay on the synoptic problem and the plan of the following Bible Studies.
  2. The Ministry of John the Baptist     Luke 3:7-9, 15-17
  3. The Sermon on the Plain   Luke 6:20-49   [ Part 1 done; I'll return to Part 2 some day ]]
  4. Healing the Centurion's Slave  Luke 7:1-10
  5. John the Baptist Questions Jesus  Luke 7:18-35
  6. The Mission of the Seventy(-two) Luke 10:1-24
  7. The Lord's Prayer Luke 11:1-13
  8. Jesus and Beelzebul Luke 11:14-26 [ Planned; this and the next two are short, so I may combine them ]
  9. The Sign of Jonah Luke 11:29-32 [ Planned ]
  10. Parables of Light Luke 11:33-36 [ Planned ]
  11. Rebuking the Pharasees and Scribes 11:37-54 [ Planned ]

Other Bible Studies

  1. Hosea. Covers chapters 1-3 of Hosea.  At some point, I want to add some selections from the rest of the book to the study.
  2. Isaiah 1
  3. Mark 13: The Olivet Discourse.   Now part of the Eschatology study.
  4. The Jesus Seminar: A Critical Examination of The Five Gospels.  00-10-08.   I've highlighted some section headings to indicate those sections I'm actually hit on in my oral presentation (otherwise, it would take just too long).
  5. The Sacrifice of Isaac. 00-11-11.
  6. God Helps Those Who.... 01-02-18.  A Study of Isaiah 58:1-12.