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Footsteps of the Messiah

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Eschatology seems to suffer at the hands both of its friends and foes. Those who play it down usually avoid assigning specific meaning to prophetic texts. Those who play it up often assign too much.

But the prophetic portions of the Bible won't go away. The biblical interpreter must interact with them and in the detail and specificity in which they were written. Dr. Fruchte
Hardcover, 839 pages
Published June 30th 2003 by Ariel Ministries (first published 1982)
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Pete Foley
Oct 10, 2011 Pete Foley rated it it was amazing
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Phenomenal book by Fruchtenbaum that breaks down eschatology into a very understandable format. Fruchtenbaum does a particularly good job of linking the prophetic scriptures together - both major and minor prophets and, of course, Revelation - in a way that I've not heard others do nearly as well. He's clearly a dispensationalist (which he himself states) and is definitely of the school that highlights the differences between the Church and Israel. While you may not agree with everything he says ...more
Mogens Temlett
May 22, 2007 Mogens Temlett rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who takes the Bible seriously
Dr Fruchtenbaum was trained as a rabbi before he was saved, and has a great knowledge of the word. His works are always methodical, and proceed logically. He deals with this subject is such depth that it causes the reader to want to study the word more, especially on account of it having so many references in the old testament scriptures of the last days. If one is to disagree with him on this or any subject, one must have a very compelling reason from scripture to do so. A totally excellent, bi ...more
Jan 06, 2016 ElaineY rated it it was amazing
Next to Fructenbaum's Israelology, I consider Footsteps of the Messiah the most informative book on the study of Biblical prophecy. Where Israelology covered the various millennial views and the place of Israel in prophecy, Footsteps covers, in exquisite (or excrutiating) detail the timeline of events beginning with Daniel's prophecies in the book of Daniel (the only biblical prophet to be given prophecies covering the Gentile powers right up to the end of the age) and the events covered in the ...more
Eli Kittim
Aug 27, 2013 Eli Kittim rated it really liked it
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Early on in my life this book became a constant source of inspiration containing exhaustive amounts of information that I had never heard before. Dr. Fruchtenbaum unveiled biblical secrets in such exquisite detail that he actually set the tone for my subsequent studies. Exceptions notwithstanding, the historical and theological accuracy of his research is unparalleled. This book uncovers innumerable prophetic verses that foreshadow current events, so much so that you can now hold the Bible in on ...more
May 05, 2013 Matt rated it liked it
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I am futurist and I believe in a future for Israel as a nation. However, in my opinion, this book has major flaws. First, it presupposes an interpretive grid according to classical dispensationalism. It separates the people of God into two distinct peoples of God in a completely nunbiblical way. Second, it does not offer a very different view from what classical dispensationalism has already offered in its literature. Third, it does not respect the literary style from which the biblical texts ha ...more
Mark Kloha
Jun 18, 2012 Mark Kloha rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent book. It is a study of Eschatology. It basically goes through the Book of Revelation and also ties together the other relevant books such as Daniel, Ezekiel, most of the minor prophets and other relevant passages throughout the Bible. This is the third time I've read this book. The appendices are also incredibly helpful and enlightening. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in Revelation, Eschatology, and/or just learning about God's plan for everyone.
Mar 19, 2016 Susan rated it it was amazing
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Absolutely excellent, period. As an example, I love Chafer, Pentecost, Martyn Lloyd-Jones. This comes in at the top of my study materials.
Only wish I had this several years ago when I started in depth Bible study. Thots are clear and concise, wonderfully thot out and presented...
Highly recommend.
Bobby Person
Feb 03, 2013 Bobby Person rated it it was amazing
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Taking the Scripture as literally as seems practicable, the author, a Messianic scholar with a PhD, presents all unfulfilled prophecies in the Scripture in context with all of Scripture.
Jan 17, 2009 Ellen rated it it was amazing
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Read, keep referring to!
Oct 21, 2013 Ranoordam rated it it was amazing
I was going to lend this book to my friends, but now I suggested they put it on their Christmas list. This is a book to own so that you can go back to read parts over again.
John Hately
Dec 30, 2012 John Hately rated it it was amazing
This still rates as the best Christian Study book I have read. It was life-changing to say the least...

Paul Cohen
Jun 29, 2016 Paul Cohen rated it it was amazing
The clearest item book on eschatology, even if you disagree with Pre-Mil, Pre-Trip, the clarity and structure will inform anybody who is interested in Revelation and the end times in general.
Jan 06, 2013 Christina rated it it was amazing
Scholarly study of end-times events. A "must" for the library of anyone interested in the subject.
Jan 16, 2010 Cristy is currently reading it
There is no greater work on this subject! Be prepared for the best study on this subject and a mega dose of illumination!!
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Arnold Genekowitsch Fruchtenbaum is the founder and director of Ariel Ministries, an organization which prioritizes evangelization of Jews in the effort to bring them to the view that Jesus is the Jewish Messiah.
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