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Mobile Ed: BI171 Problems in Bible Interpretation: Why Do Christians Disagree about End Times? (4 hour course - audio)

Format: Digital


Why do Christians disagree over interpretations of the end times? If you have ever wondered this, or if you are struggling to understand a fellow Christian’s point-of-view, this course will give you the insight you desire. Scripture addressing the end times include a number of difficult passages, which Dr. Heiser unpacks with faithfulness and wisdom. He guides you through assumptions inherent in various interpretations of end-times events and introduces you to several options for interpreting each passage. Dr. Heiser focuses on the importance of being able to understand various points of view and gives you tools to support why you believe what you believe.

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Course Outline


  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Unit 1: Understanding the Kingdom of God

  • Why Do Christians Disagree about End Times?
  • The Nature of the Kingdom of God
  • Introducing the Abrahamic Covenant
  • Conditional or Unconditional Promises
  • The Nature of Salvation for Jews and Gentiles
  • Discussing the Boundaries of the Promised Land
  • The Present or Future Kingdom of God
  • Summarizing the Nature of the Kingdom of God

Unit 2: Rapture or Not?

  • Interpreting the Concept of a Rapture
  • End Times Events: The Hermeneutics of Harmonization
  • Distinguishing between Israel and the Church
  • The Timing of Jesus’ Return
  • Does Scripture Teach a Rapture?

Unit 3: The Seventieth Week of Daniel

  • Daniel 9 and Premillennialism
  • Reconstructing End Times Chronology
  • Is Jesus “the Anointed One” in Daniel 9?
  • Two Assumptions in Daniel 9
  • Understanding the “Anointed One”
  • Summarizing the Seventieth Week Issues

Unit 4: Has the Church Replaced Israel?

  • The Church and Israel: End Times Prophecy
  • Who Are the People of God?
  • The Abrahamic Covenant and the Salvation of Israel
  • The Salvation of Israel and the Second Coming
  • Summarizing the Church and Israel

Unit 5: Literal vs. Nonliteral Interpretation

  • Considering the Interpretation of Prophecy
  • Examples of Nonliteral Interpretation
  • A Christological Interpretation of Amos 9
  • Summarizing Literal vs. Nonliteral Interpretation


  • Concluding Thoughts

Product Details

  • Title: Mobile Ed: BI171 Problems in Biblical Interpretation: Why Do Christians Disagree about End Times?
  • Instructor: Michael Heiser
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Audio
  • Length: 4 hours

About the Instructor

Dr. Michael S. Heiser is a Scholar-in-Residence for Faithlife Corporation, the makers of Logos Bible Software. His varied academic background enables him to operate in the realm of critical scholarship and the wider Christian community. His experience in teaching at the undergraduate level and writing for the layperson contributes to Logos’ goal of adapting scholarly tools for non-specialists.

Dr. Heiser earned his PhD in Hebrew Bible and Semitic languages and holds an MA in ancient history and Hebrew studies. He is the coeditor of Old Testament Greek Pseudepigrapha with Morphology and Semitic Inscriptions: Analyzed Texts and English Translations and can do translation work in roughly a dozen ancient languages, including biblical Hebrew, Greek, Aramaic, Egyptian hieroglyphs, and Ugaritic cuneiform. He also specializes in Israelite religion (especially Israel’s divine council), contextualizing biblical theology with Israelite and ancient Near Eastern religion, Jewish binitarianism, biblical languages, ancient Semitic languages, textual criticism, comparative philology, and Second Temple period Jewish literature. In addition, he was named the 2007 Pacific Northwest Regional Scholar by the Society of Biblical Literature.