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  1. Daniel: The Seer of Babylon

    In this new commentary by biblical scholar Gerhard Pfandl, the author sets us down in once-mighty Babylon, with its 53 temples and 955 smaller sanctuaries. We survey the ruins of the large (170' x 56') banquet hall of Belshazzar and the remains of Nebuchadnezzar's statue on the plain of Dura. But more important, Pfandl provides the keys to unlock Daniel's prophecy of the 2300 days, the 70 weeks, and the 1260/1335 days. The author champions the historicist year/day principle, showing how Daniel unfolds the future in symbol. He explains how the medieval apostasy predicted by Daniel birthed a persecuting power whose false teaching obscures the atoning sacrifice of Christ. He cites non-Adventist scholars who affirm that Daniel 8 teaches a pre-Advent judgment, and refutes Adventist innovators who project the 1260 days into the future.

    Author: Gerhard Pfandl

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  2. Hermeneutics and Scripture in the Twenty-First Century

     The “Methods of Bible Study” document voted by the 1986 Annual Council, which affirms Scripture’s divine inspiration and authority, as well as how to study the Bible, is explained and contrasted with more recent critical approaches to biblical interpretation. The role of culture is also addressed.

    Author: Clinton Wahlen

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  3. Hebrews 8:10

    Author: Ángel Manuel Rodríguez

  4. Basic Questions About the Millennium, Part 2: The Issue of Dispensational Premillennialism

     

    The first part of this article on the Millennium dealt with various interpretations of the Millennium and argued—based on the text of Revelation—for premillenniaslism. However, this could still be understood as leaving open two options: historic premillennialism and dispensational premillennialism. This second part of the article will begin with a discussion of dispensational premillennialism and will move on to other important issues: the understanding of the two resurrections in Revelation 20, the nature of the Millennium, and the relevance of a biblical interpretation of the Millennium for believers today.

    Author: Ekkehardt Mueller

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  5. Crucial Questions of Interpretation in Genesis 1

    Author: Randall W. Younker

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  6. Darwinian Apologetics: Big Questions, Inadequate Answers

    Author: Timothy G. Standish

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  7. Historical Criticism

    Author: E. Edward Zinke

  8. Is There a Pre-Advent Judgment of God’s Loyal People in Daniel 8:14?

    “What is the nature of the judgment described in Daniel 8:14? Does it involve God’s people or is that only found in Daniel 7 as some allege?”

    Author: Roy E. Gane

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  9. Why did God create Lucifer?

    Author: Ángel Manuel Rodríguez

  10. Homosexuality in History

    Various types of same sex relations are not new phenomena but are found thousands of years ago. This background information is important when biblical texts are interpreted.

    Author: Ekkehardt Mueller

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