The Coming Last Days Temple
by Randall Price, John F. Walvoord
Paperback - 732 pages
November 30, 1999
Harvest House Publishers, Inc.
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From the back cover:
Is There a New Temple in Jerusalem's Future?
Jerusalem's last Temple was destroyed by Rome in AD 70, and the Muslim Dome
of the Rock currently sits on the Temple Mount. With the Israeli-Arab conflict
raging and the Temple Mount at the center of controversy, what will the future
The Bible is surprisingly rich with answers--with prophecies about the future
Temple found in both the Old and New Testaments. Some claim these prophecies are
merely symbolic, but are they? Does the Bible give evidence that we can expect a
literal Temple and even a restored sacrificial system? What about the
magnificent Temple prophesied by Ezekiel?
Right now in Israel, plans are well underway to construct a new Temple. From
drawing up the blueprints to detailing the furnishings to preparing for the new
priesthood, much is being done for what could be the most significant building
effort of our time. In "The Coming Last Days Temple," Dr. Randall
Price surveys the latest developments and offers a fascinating perspective on
how they fit with Bible prophecies about the Temple.
John F. Walvoord
This volume has been made possible by years of careful research on the part
of its author, whom I have known for many years. His studies in Israel and many
trips to the Land, interviews with top officials, and the detailed research that
can be found on every page of the book support his view of the Temples of
Scripture. It is doubtful whether there has ever been or ever will be another
volume on the Temple as comprehensive and complete as this volume. Those who are
accustomed to scholarly research and writings will find this book an incredible
compilation of facts on the subject.
Any interpreter of the Bible becomes aware of the fact that the Temple and
its history and prophecy are a decisive factor in the fulfillment of God's
program. For Jews, the Temple and the activities toward its rebuilding are part
of their expectation that their messiah will return in this generation. For
Christians, it represents a different factor, that of indication that the
rapture of the church, which will occur before the time of the end time trouble
which precedes the second coming of Christ, may be near.
For those who share the evangelical point of view that the rapture is
imminent, this volume provides evidence that the stage is being set for events
that will follow the rapture. If this is the case, then the rapture itself could
be very near. And the doctrine of the Temple becomes an integral part of
prophetic outlook for those who seek to interpret prophecy in a literal way.
The scholarly analysis of the doctrine of the Temple will prove to be of
great benefit both to Christian theologians and to those of Jewish faith,
especially those who are part of the Orthodox movement. This volume is highly
recommended as an integral part of the scholarly presentation of biblical truth.
John F. Walvoord
Dallas Theological Seminary