Arthur Klinck

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Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Systematic Theology

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Genesis 3:15; Genesis 4:26; Hebrews 11:5; Genesis 5:29; Isaiah 61:2; John 14:16; 2 Peter 2:5; Hebrews 11:17; Genesis 12:1-3; Hebrews 11:8; Hebrews 11:10-11; Genesis 21:12; Hebrews 11:18; Genesis 49:10; Deuteronomy 18:15-18; Numbers 24:17; 2 Samuel 7:11; 1 Chronicles 17:11; Acts 2:30; Psalm 16:4; Psalm 40:7; Psalm 40:9; Psalm 35:19; Psalm 69:21-25; Psalm 41:9; Psalm 15:10; Micah 5:2, 4; Isaiah 7:14; Isaiah 64:5; Isaiah 59:16; Isaiah 55:3; Zechariah 12:10-13; Zechariah 6:9-15; Psalm 104:3; Daniel 8:15-17; Daniel 10:5


The ancient people of God, too, know of a golden age, but this age is not to be found in the hoary past. All the thoughts of the people, from the pure biblical ideas to the sensuous apocalyptic and rabbinical hopes, point to the future - all are centered in the Messianic idea some form or other. How this idea originated, how the details were gradually filled in to form a complete picture, which which was then completely fulfilled by the advent of Christ and his Kingdom, is to be the purpose of the two introductory chapters. The remainder of this treatise is to be devoted to the extra-biblical development of canonical Messianic material, supplemented as it was by the imaginations and desires of numerous writers and teachers, until at the time when the Messiah actually appear, the clear prophetic utterances, which pointed so unmistakably to him, were completely disregarded, while the devout Jew went hoping and praying and continues to hope to this day, for the Messiah who will never come.

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