Written by Gerhard Pfandl
The author of the books in this review is Edwin de Kock, who was born in South Africa in 1930, but has been a United States citizen since 2000. He graduated with honors from the theological course at Helderberg College in 1950. He also holds an MA in Afrikaans and Dutch literature, and a Licentiate of Trinity College, London, England. He was an educator for more than thirty-five years, in South Africa, South Korea, and the United States. He finished his career by teaching college writing at the University of Texas. His fascination with prophecy and history began more than eighty years ago when he became a Seventh-day Adventist, after his mother accepted the Sabbath as a result of reading the Ten Commandments. In addition to his books on prophecy, his work includes articles and poetry in English, Afrikaans, and Esperanto, three of the thirteen languages with which he is acquainted. At the age of eighty-eight, he finished in Esperanto an epic of more than four hundred pages, titled La Konflikto de la Epokoj (The Conflict of the Ages). Over the years, De Kock has also lectured and appeared on television and radio in several countries. Both he and Ria, his wife of sixty-four years, are retired at their home a few miles outside Edinburg, Texas. Their two sons with their spouses and three grandchildren also live in the United States.