The Eschatology of the Old Testament (Vos)

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In this previously unpublished material, a pioneer in reformed biblical theology examines the hopes, expectations, and understanding of Old Testament saints regarding the future. Compiled from several manuscripts relating to Geerhardus Vos's course on Old Testament eschatology, this volume weaves together the most complete text of his study on the subject.

Vos addresses a wide range of questions surrounding both individual and collective eschatology from key passages throughout the Old Testament. Whether he is discussing the intermediate state or the meaning of Sheol, Messaniac expectations or the Day of the Lord, Vos's supernaturalism contrasts with the hopelessness of naturalistic views.


Table of Contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. Pagan Eschatologies
  3. The Present Juncture in the History of Old Testament Eschatology
  4. Eschatology in Its Pre-Redemptive Stage
  5. Eschatology in the First Redemptive Revelation
  6. The Eschatological Background of the Deluge
  7. The Eschatological Element in the Theophanies
  8. The Shiloh Prophecy
  9. The Sinai Theophany
  10. The Balaam Oracles
  11. The Mosaic Theocracy
  12. The Davidic Promise
  13. The Eschatology of the Psalter



Geerhardus Vos (1862–1949), a Reformed theologian and one of the most distinguished representatives of the Princeton Theology, he is sometimes called the father of Reformed Biblical Theology.