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Mobile Ed: Jon Paulien Biblical Eschatology Bundle (2 courses)
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Overview

Dr. Jon Paulien draws from his scholarship on Revelation and biblical eschatology and his Seventh-day Adventist background to explain how Old Testament and New Testament authors thought about the end times. Whether or not you come from an SDA background, Dr. Paulien’s courses will give you a fresh perspective on eschatology and how we are called to live today in light of it.

Individual Courses

NT386 Seventh-day Adventist Perspective on Revelation

  • Instructor: Jon Paulien
  • Video hours: 9

In this course, Dr. Paulien offers a Seventh-day Adventist perspective on the book of Revelation. He walks you through the text, focusing on its literary structure and its relationship to the book of Daniel, and the significance of these for an Adventist understanding of the book. He helps you understand core Adventist beliefs and why they matter for today’s Christian.

Contents:

Introduction
  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course
Unit 1: Why Seventh-day Adventism?
  • The Origins of Adventism
  • A Whole-Bible Approach
  • Safeguards for Bible Study
  • Use a Variety of Translations
  • Learning the Basics of the Biblical Languages
  • Prioritize Clear Texts
  • Read the Bible Broadly
  • Heed the Criticism of Peers
  • Reading the Old Testament in Community with Reading Plans
  • The Basis of the Adventist Identity
Unit 2: An Adventist Approach to Revelation
  • The Revelation of Jesus Christ
  • Daniel and Revelation
  • Finding and Marking Biblical Allusions
  • The Nature of Apocalyptic
  • Searching for Different Literary Types in the Bible
  • The Structure of Revelation
  • Focusing on the Center
Unit 3: Grounded in the Book of Daniel
  • Daniel 2 and World History
  • The Four Kingdoms
  • The Little Horn
  • The Millerite Movement
  • The Great Disappointment
  • Daniel 12 and the Sealed Scroll
Unit 4: Revelation 10 and Daniel
  • The Setting of Revelation 10:1–7
  • The New Testament Use of the Old Testament
  • Allusions to Daniel 12
  • Using Word Lists to Discover Shared Language in Daniel and Revelation
  • The Context of Daniel 8–12
  • The Time of the End
  • The Sweet and Sour Scroll
  • The End-Time Message
  • Spiritual Lessons
Unit 5: Revelation 12 and Christian History
  • The Adventist Understanding of Christian History
  • The Dragon
  • Christian History in Luke 21
  • Three New Characters
  • Identifying Key Characters with Community Tags
  • The Woman in the Desert
  • The Year-Day Principle: Basic Convictions
  • The Year-Day Principle: Biblical Evidence
  • The Dark Side of Christian History
  • Using the Timeline to Examine Major Events from the Middle Ages
  • The Earth Helps the Woman
  • The Dragon and the Remnant
Unit 6: Revelation 12 and the Cosmic Conflict
  • The Dragon and the Stars
  • War in Heaven
  • Casting Down the Serpent
  • The Role of the Cross
  • The Nature of the War
  • Echoes of the Garden
  • The Accuser in Heaven
  • Lucifer
  • The King of Tyre
  • The Big Picture
Unit 7: Revelation 13 and the Unholy Trinity
  • A Summary of the Final Battle
  • The Beast from the Sea
  • The Beast from the Earth
  • The Unholy Trinity
  • A Battle for the Mind
  • The End-Time Deception
Unit 8: Revelation 13 and History
  • Reviewing the Big Picture
  • Discovering Instances of Satan Deceiving in the Bible
  • The Role of Verb Tenses
  • Using Visual Filters to Highlight Verb Tenses in Revelation 13
  • Echoes of Daniel 7
  • The Sea Beast
  • The Land Beast
  • The Final Battle
  • Echoes of Sabbath
Unit 9: Revelation 14 and the Gospel
  • The Structure: Three Sections
  • The Structure: Seven “Angels”
  • The Remnant
  • Comparing God as a Husband and Israel as a Harlot
  • The First Message: An Eternal Gospel
  • The First Message: Fear God
  • The First Message: Give Him Glory
  • The First Message: The Hour of Judgment
  • The First Message: Worship the Creator
  • The Second Message: Fallen Babylon
  • The Third Message: God’s Wrath
  • The Third Message: The Faith of Jesus
  • Two Harvests
  • Spiritual and Worldwide Interpretation
Unit 10: Revelation 14 and the Sabbath
  • The Center of the Center
  • An Allusion to the Fourth Commandment
  • An Allusion to Psalm 146
  • Evaluating Allusions: Verbal Parallels
  • Evaluating Allusions: Thematic Parallels
  • Evaluating Allusions: Structural Parallels
  • The Role of the Sabbath in Revelation 12–14
Unit 11: The End-Time Remnant
  • The Seventh-day Adventist’s Self-Understanding
  • Challenges to the Concept of the Remnant
  • The Remnant in the Old Testament, Part 1
  • The Remnant in the Old Testament, Part 2
  • The Remnant in the Old Testament, Part 3
  • Paul and the Remnant
  • Revelation and the Remnant
  • Christian History: From Jesus to Constantine
  • Christian History: The Role of Islam
  • Christian History: Three Monotheistic Religions
  • The Remnant in Today’s World
Conclusion
  • Course Summary

BI290 A Biblical Theology of End Times

  • Instructor: Jon Paulien
  • Video hours: 8

This course will give you a view of eschatology as seen through the whole of Scripture. Dr. Paulien begins with the roots of eschatology in Genesis and takes you through the prophecies in the Old Testament, Jewish apocalyptic literature, the Gospels, Paul’s letters, and finally to Revelation. He helps you understand the text by explaining what the biblical authors believed in their time and place about the last days.

Contents:

Introduction

  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Unit 1: The Discipline of Biblical Eschatology

  • Defining Terms
  • Biblical and Philosophical Studies
  • Exegetical and Theological Studies
  • Using the Guides to Find Eschatological Passages
  • A Bridge between Disciplines
  • The Methodology of Biblical Theology
  • Eschatology: The Ultimate Big Picture
  • Biblical Eschatology as a Corrective

Unit 2: The Roots of Old Testament Eschatology

  • Basic Principles
  • The Flood Story
  • Noah’s Eschatology
  • The Abrahamic Promise
  • The Abrahamic Eschatology
  • The Exodus
  • The Deuteronomic Covenant
  • Using Cultural Concepts to Discover Ancient Near Eastern Parallels

Unit 3: The Nature of Old Testament Eschatology

  • The Eschatology of the Prophets
  • A Triple Transformation
  • Transformation of the Nation
  • Transformation of the People
  • Transformation of the Natural World
  • The Eschatological War: Immediate Resistance
  • The Eschatological War: Deferred Resistance
  • Discovering the Bible’s Use of Imagery in Describing War

Unit 4: The Eschatology of Jewish Apocalyptic

  • Roots in the Preprophetic Period
  • Roots in the Early Prophets
  • Finding Resources that Discuss the Divine Assembly’s Eschatological Role
  • Roots in the Later Prophets
  • The Context for Jewish Apocalyptic
  • The End of Prophecy
  • Israel in the Persian Empire
  • The Events of 167 BC
  • Reinterpreting the Prophets
  • Characteristics of Apocalyptic Eschatology: Two Ages
  • Characteristics of Apocalyptic Eschatology: Messianism
  • A Summary of Jewish Apocalyptic Eschatology

Unit 5: New Testament Eschatology

  • The Two Ages in the New Testament
  • Using Searches to Discover Apocalyptic Ideas in the New Testament
  • The Development of Apocalyptic
  • Paul and Apocalyptic Eschatology
  • What’s New in New Testament Apocalyptic
  • The Impact of Paul’s Conversion
  • The Dawning of the New Age
  • All Things in Christ
  • A New Israel in Christ
  • Using a Bible Book Guide and Clippings to Do Research
  • Worldwide Israel

Unit 6: The Synoptic Apocalypse

  • The Synoptic Problem
  • The Relevant Passages
  • The Triple Tradition
  • Matthew: Jesus’ Authority and Presence
  • Tracing the Ideas of Authority and the Son of Man in the Septuagint
  • Matthew: The Context
  • Matthew: Unique Details
  • Matthew: “Watching” for His Return
  • Luke: The Journey to Jerusalem
  • Luke: Life in the Interim
  • Luke: The Eschatological Sermon
  • Luke: Eschatological Ethics
  • Mark: Types of End-Time Sayings
  • Mark: “This Generation Shall Not Pass Away”
  • Mark: Parallel with Revelation
  • Mark: Fulfillment of the Signs

Unit 7: The Eschatology of John

  • The Background of John’s Eschatology
  • The Two Ages in John’s Gospel
  • Finding Textual Variants with the NET Bible Notes
  • A Realized Eschatology
  • A Sample Theme: Judgment
  • The Difference Eschatology Makes

Unit 8: The Thessalonian Letters

  • The Church at Thessalonica
  • Overview of 1 Thessalonians
  • Paul’s Eschatology in 1 Thessalonians, Part 1
  • Paul’s Eschatology in 1 Thessalonians, Part 2
  • The Context of 2 Thessalonians
  • Paul’s Little Apocalypse
  • Paul’s Basic Answer
  • The Restrainer
  • The Restrainer: Considering the Options
  • The Identity of the Restrainer
  • Using Notes Files to Help Organize Research
  • The Lawless One

Unit 9: The Book of Revelation

  • The Seven Seals
  • The Seven Trumpets
  • The Great War
  • The Battle of Armageddon
  • Using the Factbook to Connect Places and Events
  • The Second Coming

Unit 10: The Order of End-Times Events

  • Prophecy and Fulfillment
  • Worldwide Alliances
  • Worldwide Polarization
  • The Final Attack and Christ’s Response
  • The Final Destruction of Evil

Conclusion

  • The Value of Eschatology

Product Details

  • Title: Jon Paulien Biblical Eschatology Bundle
  • Instructors: Jon Paulien
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 2
  • Video Hours: 17

About Jon Paulien

Dr. Jon Paulien is professor of New Testament and dean of the School of Religion at Loma Linda University. He specializes in the study of the Johannine literature in the New Testament (Gospel of John and book of Revelation) and the intersection of faith with contemporary culture. He is the author of over 25 books, including Everlasting Gospel, Ever-Changing World: Introducing Jesus to a Skeptical Generation; John: The Beloved Gospel; The Day That Changed the World: Seeking God after September 11; and Everyday Faith: How to Have an Authentic Relationship with God in the Real World.

Dr. Paulien has also written over 100 articles (appearing in journals including Ministry, the Journal of Biblical Literature, Andrews University Seminary Studies, and the Adventist Review), scholarly papers, and other publications. He has taught and presented in several countries and takes special delight in presenting his material to non-specialists who can put it to practical use in the real world.

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