Prophecy, grandly optimistic in its ultimate view, presents anything but a flattering picture at the end of the age. Yet the Church devotes so little time to its understanding. What can account for the neglect of prophecy? Gaebelein argues that the Church avoids prophecy because of the undeniable difficulties—bewildering phrases and formulas—which confront those who begin to study it. The Harmony of the Prophetic Word is designed to assist those wading through biblical prophecy for the first time. Gaebelein dissects the great prophetic epochs, key symbols, and noteworthy historical events. Yet his project in this book should not substitute for personal study of scripture, but instead help assemble and analyze God’s revelation. The effect of Gaebelein’s prophetic synthesis emphasizes that God alone is the author of prophetic testimony. The Harmony of the Prophetic Word includes an introduction by C. I. Scofield.
It is my privilege to commend to the people of God… the volumes of Mr. A. C. Gaebelein…
—C. I. Scofield
[These are] works of wide research…
His writings will never lose their timeliness—a valuable addition to any library.
—United Evangelical Action
Arno Clemens Gaebelein was born in 1861 in Germany, and immigrated to the United States in 1879. He was converted at an early age, and became ordained in the Methodist church in 1886. Gaebelein was a prolific writer. He wrote numerous books and tracts and served as editor of Our Hope, a Bible study magazine, for fifty-two years. He also co-edited the Scofield Reference Bible. Gaebelein devoted nearly ten years of his life to writing The Annotated Bible, a 3,000-page commentary on Scripture, also available from Logos. He also lectured frequently at Dallas Theological Seminary. Gaebelein died in 1945.