Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Martin Scharlemann

Scripture References in this Resource

Hosea 12:7; Job 29:23; Deuteronomy 32:18; Genesis 8:10; Psalm 37:9; Judges 3:25; Lamentations 3:26; Psalm 33:18-22; Psalm 37:69; Isaiah 8:17; Isaiah 51:5; Lamentations 3:18; Jeremiah 8:15; Jeremiah 14:19; Job 30:26; Jeremiah 13:16; Isaiah 59:9; Isaiah 59:1-2; 12; Psalm 39:8; Isaiah 5:1ff; Isaiah 30:18; 1 Peter 3:20; Philippians 3:20; Matthew 20:28; Philippians 2:7; Isaiah 33:2; Proverbs 20:22; Zephaniah 3:8; Exodus 3:13-15; Isaiah 42:8; Philippians 2:9-11; Isaiah 60:9; Psalm 145:15; Psalm 119:147; Psalm 31:25; Psalm 38:16; Psalm 40:2; Psalm 130:5; Psalm 135:13


This study, therefore, intends to provide an evaluation of this aspect of eschatology. It arose out of a reading of the Scriptures which revealed that more than occasional references to this need for waiting are made in both the Old and New Testaments. A concordance study soon indicated a wide range of interesting Hebrew and Greek terms which occurred in passages that were generally of considerable theological significance. This fact coupled with personal feelings about the ministry, especially in the light of existing world conditions, is responsible for an interest in a Biblical study of the concept of waiting on the Lord. We have chosen St. Paul’s epistle to the Philippians for our particular document, because we feel that it is one of several portions of Scripture that best characterizes our particular concern, and, also, because it is a manageable unit with which to operate in discussing a topic which is highly relevant for every generation of Christians.

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