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Study on Israelology: A Biblical-Theological Perspective of the Past, Present and Future of Israel

This article was submitted to In die Skriflig / In Luce Verbi on the morning of 23 December 2016 (South African time), which turned out to be an important day for Israel at the United Nations. The article was written in Afrikaans with an English abstract. The Afrikaans article is the accredited, official article. The reason why an English translation exists is because the Afrikaans article and this English translation contain the following dedication: This article is dedicated to Dr Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum and Ariel Ministries.

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Study on the Bible Book Malachi

This remarkable book was written almost 2 500 years ago to Jews who had returned to Israel after the Babylonian captivity. Having heeded the prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah, they had entered the Promised Land. The temple and the walls of Jerusalem were rebuilt. But the most vital part of the restoration was lacking: many had lost their love for and fear of the LORD of hosts. Ezekiel’s temple will ultimately be built in the city of the great King. Elijah the prophet will eventually restore the hearts of the fathers to the children and the true remnant will enter the Messianic kingdom. This remarkable book remains applicable not only to the Israel of God, but to all who seek the Lord, the Messenger of the covenant, who will soon return.

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Study on the Bible Book Titus

After the apostle Paul’s first imprisonment in Rome ended in about AD 61-62, the Lord strengthened the apostle to proclaim the message of the gospel so that all the Gentiles might hear it (cf. 2 Tim 4:17). During the next five or so years (AD 62-67), Paul was very active, visiting at least Macedonia, Ephesus, Crete, Nicopolis, Troas, Corinth and Miletus (1 Tim 1:3; 2 Tim 4:13, 20; Tit 1:5; 3:12). As an ‘old man’ (Phlm 9), Paul was concerned that the truth of the gospel be preserved and passed on to future Christians (Litfin 1983:729). For this reason, Titus and Timothy were supplied with letters certifying that they were the apostle’s personal representatives (Hiebert 1957:9). The pastoral letters emphasize the life and leadership of local churches as well as godliness and good works. Titus and 1 Timothy are ‘companion epistles’, probably written close together sometime during AD 63-66 (Hiebert 1957:7). 2 Timothy was written just before Paul died as a martyr during his second imprisonment in Rome (AD 67-68), the Lord bringing Paul ‘safely into his heavenly kingdom’ (2 Tim 4:18).

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