In The Temple and the Tabernacle author J. Daniel Hays gives a thorough review of the theme of God’s dwelling places drawing on the most recent scholarship and making it accessible for a nonacademic reader.
The book first addresses Greek and Hebrew terms used to refer to temple and tabernacle in the Old and New Testaments while tracing out an overview of what the book will cover. Hays in the following chapters of the book walks the reader from the Garden of Eden to the New Heavens and New Earth.
There has been much written on the themes of temple, tabernacle, and God’s presence in recent years. This resource bridges the gap between the academy and the layperson in the particular area of biblical studies. If you’re a pastor or Sunday school teacher looking for a resource to broaden your understanding of the temple and tabernacle I would commend this resource to you.
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