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Fairbairn, Patrick - Prophecy: Its Distinctive Nature, Special Function, And Proper Interpretation
Bible Interpretation Eschatalogy (Endtimes)
Prophecy: Viewed In Respect To Its Distinctive Nature, Special Function, And Proper Interpretation
The Master's Seminary has 4 copies of this book, indicating substantial historical importance.
Fairbairn first seeks to biblically define terms, such as what a prophet is, what their work and callings were, how divine revelation was given, what purpose did the prophets fill in the Old Testament, etc. He uses many scriptural examples and illustrations to make his point and performs exegesis on difficult biblical texts. Fairbairn is a typical author of his day, struggling to interpret literally or symbolically. This was especially difficult for authors to decide before Israel was a nation again and before technology made literal interpretations possible.
This book is not light reading, but those with an interest in messanaic prophecy will find value.
This text was provided by Bill Anderson @ StillTruth.com
About Patrick Fairbairn
Patrick Fairbairn (1805-1874) was born in Berwickshire, Scotland, studied at Edinburgh University, and was an outstanding scholar among Scottish Presbyterians. After 27 years in pastoral service, he served three years as divinity professor at the Free Church College in Aberdeen before becoming principal of the Free Church College, Glasgow, for 18 years until his death.
Fairbairn was one of the most productive ministers during his age. He produced books on many subjects, and edited a 6-volume Bible Dictionary.
Preface To The Second Edition
Part 1. Investigation Of Principles
-----Chapter 1. The Proper Calling Of A Prophet, And The Essential Nature Of A Prophect
-----Chapter 2. The Place Of Prophecy In History, And The Organic Connection Of The One With ...
-----Chapter 3. The Proper Sphere Of Prophecy—The Church
-----Chapter 4. The Relation Of Prophecy To Men’s Responsibilities, With A Consideration Of T...
-----Chapter 5. The Prophetic Style And Diction
-----Chapter 6. The Inter-Connected And Progressive Character Of Prophecy
Part 2. Application Of Principles To Past And Prospectre Fulfilments Of Prophecy
-----Chapter 1. The Apologetic Value Of Prophecy, Of Its Place And Use As An Evidence For The...
-----Chapter 2. The Prophetical Future Of The Jewish People
-----Chapter 3. The Prophetical Future Of The Church And Kingdom Of Christ
-----Appendix A, Page 5: The Original Import Of The Word נָבִיא (Prophet) And Its Later Usage
-----Appendix B, Page 9: Interpretation Of Num_12:6-8, And The Prophet Like To Moses
-----Appendix C, Page 13: Prophetic Agency Apart From Personal Holiness
-----Appendix D, Page 82: Views Of Earlier Reformed Theologians On The Conditional Element In...
-----Appendix E, Page 98: Symbolical Designation Of Kingdoms As Mountains
-----Appendix F, Page 100: Prophetical Literalism Essentially Jewish
-----Appendix G, Page 116: Interpretation Of 2Pe_1:21
-----Appendix H, Page 124: The Symbolic Actions Of The Prophets
-----Appendix I, Page 250: St Peter’s Discourses In Acts 1, 2
-----Appendix K, Page 273: Who Are The Saints, That In Dan_7:18-22, Are Said To Possess The K...
-----Appendix L, Page 367: The Tendency Of Prophecy To Describe Things According To The Reali...
-----Appendix M, Page 420: Euphrates As A Symbol In The Prophetical Books