Yeshua Part 5
Taught by Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum
Journey through this foundational Book of Scripture with Dr. Fruchtenbaum as your guide and discover marvelous new insights through the lens of Messianic Jewish biblical exposition.
Eschatology and the Book of Revelation, Part One
Study all that the Bible teaches about the end times
Taught by Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum
- Eschatology is the study of last things
- Covers prophecy from both the Hebrew Bible & New Testament
- Covers the entire Book of Revelation
- Level: Associate’s
- Discipline: Theological Studies
- Course Title: Eschatology and the Book of Revelation, Part One
- Course Code: MJT 302
- Prerequisites Recommended: None
- Instructor: Dr. Fruchtenbaum
- Length: Five Units: 15 Segments, 9 hours of video lectures
- Course Cost: $99 (excluding textbooks)
- Audit Cost: $49 (excluding textbooks)
The video above is the first video segment for this course; there are 15 video segments for this course. The video lectures vary in length.
Meet Your Instructor
Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum
Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary, Ph.D. New York University
Dr. Fruchtenbaum is the Founder and Director of Ariel Ministries. He is a world-class Bible scholar and authority on Messianic Jewish theology and biblical studies. He also has been a prolific author and in-demand Bible teacher and conference speaker in the United States, Canada, Italy, Israel, Germany, Hungary, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and many other nations.
IV. Optional Reading
- You will also see this heading, Optional Reading, for each of the 15 Segments for this course.
- Optional reading is not required but it is recommended. Optional reading items are helpful but keep in mind that Ariel Ministries does not necessarily endorse all the content or doctrines in the optional readings in this course. For an example of this part of the curriculum, here is the Optional Reading for Segment #1
For example of this part of the curriculum, here is the
Optional Reading for Segment #1:
Segment #1 Optional Reading
Read about the persecution Dr. Fruchtenbaum endured when he became a believer in Yeshua, and the pressure he was under to renounce his faith in Yeshua and return to “normative” Judaism:
- Benware, Paul. Understanding End Times Prophecy: A Comprehensive Approach. Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers, 2006. Chapter 1. (We provide links to several other of his resources to our students)
- Thomas Constable’s “Audio-based Bible Studies on Revelation.” These are audio teachings (stream or download) which you can access on the following link: https://planobiblechapel.org/constable-audio-revelation/ It is recommended (not required) that you listen to the first three lessons on Revelation:
- “The Unveiling of Jesus Christ”
- “Overview of Revelation”
- “The Preparation of the Prophet John”
- Cooper, David L. Exposition of the Book of Revelation. Biblical Research Society, 1972. Read Chapters 1-4. This book can be downloaded as a free pdf file here: https://www.biblicalresearch.info/Revelation.pdf
- Geisler, Norman. L. Systematic Theology, Volume Four: Church, Last Things. Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House Publishers, 2005. Chapter 13.
- Swindoll, Charles. Insights on Revelation, Swindoll’s New Testament Insights. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2011. Introduction and Chapter 1.
- Thomas, Robert L. Revelation 1-7: An Exegetical Commentary. Chicago: Moody Press, 1992. Introduction and Chapters 1-2.
- Walvoord, John F. The Revelation of Jesus Christ (Galaxie Software, 2008).
V. Study Questions
- Again, there are custom study questions for each segment of the 15 segments to this course.
- Study questions do not need to be answered by the student. These are only listed to assist students in preparing for the Unit Exams or for students to test their own knowledge and recall.
Below is a sample of the Study Questions for this course:
Segment #1 Study Questions from Benware Article
- Think About It – “Those who fail to inform their flock of things to come do not follow the example of Yeshua and the Apostles whose teachings were peppered through and through with truths about future things.” How well is your congregation or church doing in terms of teaching about future events (both in terms of doctrinal accuracy and spending sufficient time teaching it)? We call these “Think About It” questions and they are designed as very short essay questions. It is requested that you write a 2 to 5 sentence response in the space provided on the Unit Exam.
- What is a “two world view” and how does it relate to biblical prophecy?
- Biblical prophecy understood and embraced will have significant, positive results in the believer’s life. Dr. Benware lists seven such results. List them.
Segment #1 Study Questions from Fruchtenbaum, FOTM and Lecture
- In this study of prophecy, what is the approach taken by Dr. Fruchtenbaum?
- What were the reasons for discussing rules of interpretation prior to the study of specific topics of eschatology?
- You will be required to memorize the Golden Rule of Bible Interpretation.
- How many direct quotations from the Old Testament are there in the book of Revelation?
- Summarize what we learn the source and transmission of revelation from 1:1-3.
- What is meant in verse one that states that the things that are being revealed “must shortly come to pass”?
- Verse three puts an obligation on the fifth person of the progression, the believer, while at the same time giving a promise. What is the obligation and the promise?
- What is the central theme of the book of Revelation and what verse is cited to support this claim?
- What insight was given with regard to the Greek word in Rev. 1:10, translated as “Lord”?
Segment 1 Study Questions from Pentecost, TTC
- Think About It: Why do you think Dr. Pentecost begins his book with a discussion about interpretation, specifically the hermeneutics of prophecy?
- Explain what is meant by the following statement: “The first great danger of the allegorical method is that it does not interpret Scripture.”
- A second great danger in the allegorical method is that the basic authority in interpretation ceases to be the Scriptures, but the mind of the interpreter. What are some of the things that would impact such a loss of objectivity?
- The Platonic Jews of Egypt began in the first century, in imitation of the heathen Greeks, to interpret the Old Testament allegorically. How did this impact Philo of Alexandria’s interpretive method?
- The Fathers of the third and later centuries may be divided into three exegetical schools. List the schools and foremost exponent from each.
- Dr. Pentecost made the following statement, “Luther also maintained the perspicuity of Scripture…He sometimes came near to the modern remark that, “the Bible is to be interpreted like any other book.” Do a bit of your own research online and define “perspicuity of Scripture.”
- The Grammatical School was founded by Ernesti, who wrote an important work on the interpretation of the New Testament, in which he laid down four principles. Be able to identify these principles.
- Dr. Charles Feinberg stated “…in the interpretation of prophecy that has not yet been fulfilled, those prophecies which have been fulfilled are to form the pattern.” Elaborate on what he means by this statement.
- Briefly summarize each of the four interpretive approaches to Revelation.
- List the various views on the meaning of the “seven Spirits.”
- Messiah Yeshua will return physically to earth, just as He ascended physically into heaven. What verses support this?
- John sometimes first stated a general term, and then followed it up with a more specific one. What example is provided here?
- According to Dr. Constable, these “angels” (1:20) were probably men. Why and what biblical support is there for this?