Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Theology (ThD)


Systematic Theology

First Advisor

Arthur Piepkorn

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Genesis 3:22; Genesis 3:19; Psalm 89:48; Psalm 90:1, 3, 10; Genesis 2:17; Genesis 3:17,19; Psalm 90:7; Ezekiel 18:4; Genesis 7:22; Genesis 2:7; Genesis 3:19; Genesis 3:22ff; Romans 6:23; 2 Samuel 14:14; Romans 1:18ff; Genesis 35:18; 1 Kings 17:21; Jonah 4:3; Ecclesiastes 12:7; 2 Kings 1:13; Psalm 3:2; Job 16:4; Psalm 6:4; Job 41:21; Deuteronomy 12:23; Genesis 35:18; Proverbs 25:25; Job 23:13; Isaiah 5:14; Ezekiel 37:5f; 2 Kings 19:7; Genesis 41:8; Psalm 104:29; Psalm 146:4; Psalm 116:15; Psalm 107:9; Psalm 139:14; Isaiah 61:3; Exodus 6:9; Job 21:4; Proverbs 14:29; Job 32:8; Daniel l 6:4; Daniel 4:5; Isaiah 29:24; Jeremiah 51:1; Haggai 1:14; Ezra 1:1; Ecclesiastes 7:8; Proverbs 16:19; Proverbs 16:18;


It is the purpose of this dissertation to present in an objective manner the various views held by leading Lutheran theologians and scholars who have written on phases of the Old Testament locus De Novissimis during the past two decades, or whose works have been republished in this period of time. This writer is aware of the mass of research that would be required if one were to undertake to offer a critical analysis of present-day scholarly thought. He will therefore assume the more modest task of presenting what might be called a composite picture of trends in contemporary Lutheran thinking with respect to the more important eschatological questions now occupying the attention of many Old Testament scholars. It is hoped that such a study will contribute in a small way to a better understanding of the truth as it is revealed in God's holy Word.

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