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.
This article evaluates the modern gift of prophecy that the charismatic movement claims, in the light of the Word of God. It defines terms, speaks about how to recognize a false prophet, shows how charismatics rationalize fallible prophecy, and provides charismatic objections raised in response. It shows how the charismatic position is at odds with the sufficiency of Scripture.
This article addresses five common objections to biblical prophecy, which include that many of them were written after the events they predict, many were intentionally fulfilled by Jesus, and many were invented by his followers.
Does the gift of prophecy continue after the apostolic period? The interpretation of 1 Corinthians 13:10 plays a significant role in this discussion. This author compares Richard Gaffin's and Wayne Grudem's interpretations of this verse, and hopes to expose an oversight of Grudem. He considers their interpretations of the coming of "the perfect."
What is the canonical approach to the study of the Old Testament? The paper wants to apply this approach to the hermeneutical problem of prophecy and fulfillment, which Sailhamer sees as a question of the relationship between the Old and New Testament. The canonical approach takes the final shape of the Old Testament seriously.
This article concerns itself with the interpretation of prophecy in the Qumran commentaries. Interpretation of older Scriptures was a major factor in the intertestamental period. For the first time, systematic commentaries on Old Testament books are produced. The commentaries of Philo originate from this period. The interpretation of the prophecy of Daniel marks a shift in Hebrew interpretation of prophecy.
Robertson surveys the origin of prophecy in ancient Israel. He first notes the prophets’ self-testimony regarding their origin. The nature of the prophecy is characterized according to the understanding of their origins.
This article examines the claim of hyper-preterism that since all biblical prophecies must be fulfilled as predicted, this means that the imminent return of Christ was fulfilled. The author shows that this claim fails to take into account the human contingencies of prophecy. Biblical prophecies are seldom fulfilled exactly as they are.
This article looks at the fulfillment of prophecy, conditional prophecies, the influence of human action and decisions on prophecy, predictions and the providence of God, predictions and unconditional/assurances by God, prophecy and an oath of God, promises and the human response in the covenant, covenant and predictions, and the promis