This article refers to apocalyptic speculation in the present context of a generation of prophets, whether religious or secular, who are annoucning the coming of the end of the world. This article is directed against current misdirected apocalyptic speculation in the light of a similar development during the time of the French Revolution in the 18th century.
What do we learn about the relationship between Israel and the church and how to understand God’s eschatological program from the way Peter cites Joel 2:28–32 in Acts 2:16–21? How should the apocalyptic imagery in Joel 2 be interpreted and how was it fulfilled on the day of Pentecost? Treier considers these questions and arrives at a model for of a single-fulfilment interpretation.