What does God have in mind for Israel? That’s a question many are asking today. We get a lot of political opinions, and more than a few “religious” opinions. But do we have an answer? Darrell Bock and Mitch Glaser suggest that we can know from Scripture and history what God’s plans for Israel are. The People, the Land, and the Future of Israel: Israel and the Jewish People in the Plan of God, edited by Bock and Glaser, is an excellent and a weighty book on the subject. Eighteen scholars have weighed in with chapters covering every aspect of Scripture plus a lot of history and theology.

For students of theology or current events, this is a fascinating read. The contributors take a scholarly approach, aptly documenting their opinions, which of course, maintain that God will fulfill all of his promises to the people of Israel and that the land is a critical part of that covenant. Uniquely, the book is supplemented by QR codes at the end of each chapter providing a video of the conference proceedings from which the book emerged and an interview with the author of the chapter. The conference proceedings are essentially the chapter, but the interviews give good insights into the different authors.

Of course I love the depth of the study here. I think it would be a little deep for your average small group, but as a leader, various chapters will inform our studies of any book of the Bible, as they relate to both ancient and present day Israel.

 

 

 

 

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  1. Foundation for Defense of Democracies on December 17, 2014 9:31 am

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