What the Bible Teaches About Israel: Past, Present and Future
An Abridged Version of Israelology: The Missing Link In Systematic Theology
by Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum
Anyone who reads the Bible will soon realize that the Jewish people are the apple of God’s eye. Israel, they will quickly see, is the centerpiece of divine, prophetic activity. Since God’s Word places such an emphasis on this tiny nation, it seems only logical that the question of Israel is central for a proper understanding of the Scriptures. Some may ask: Hasn’t the church replaced Israel? Aren’t all born-again believers in Messiah Jesus “spiritual Jews”? Questions like these may only be answered on the basis of a proper systematic theology, one that includes a biblically developed Israelology. This work investigates four approaches to the theology of Israel past, present, and future, and scrutinizes beliefs that tend to confuse the identities of both Israel and the church.
The work is based on the author’s dissertation titled, Israelology: The Missing Link in Systematic Theology and published by Ariel Ministries. The Biblical Evangelist called Israelology a “tremendous, masterful book. Amillennialism, postmillennialism, and other forms of covenant theology go up in smoke under the withering blaze of biblical light Fruchtenbaum places on them.” The abridged version focuses on the heart of Dr. Fruchtenbaum’s dissertation and offers a revised and updated text as well as charts and illustrations to enhance the understanding of this important study.
- 380 pages