Who is the "company of nations” referred to in Genesis 35:11 that shall come from Jacob? This article wants to understand its significance within the broader framework of the promise to Abraham in Genesis 12:3 and the way it developed in Genesis. The author proposes that the promise of “a company of nations” coming from Jacob is closely related to the initial promise to Abraham regarding blessings for the nations.
The focus in chapter 4 is Paul’s view of heaven. The author reflects upon the eschatological aspects of heaven, notably the final state of believers. He first notes the Old Testament background to Paul’s understanding of heaven, then the basic structure of Paul's thought, and finally a focus on the believer’s final, future state prior to and after the return of Christ.
What is the role of the analogy of faith in exegesis? Is it possible to abuse this freedom in the way a specific passage is interpreted? This article looks at a number of such abuses that occur especially in eschatological passages and proposes a remedy. Examples include: Revelation 3:21, Revelation 7:4, 2 Thessalonians 2:3.