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New Book: The Prophecies of Daniel 2

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By Virgil - Posted on 11 July 2008

The second book of Dr. John Evans, a Planet Preterist columnist was recently published by Xulon Press, and John is excited to share the news with everyone here. The book is available both in paperback and hardback; if you wish to help John personally, you may order the book directly from him by calling 1-901-753-3797.If you wish you can order the book from Amazon at amazon.com.

Description of book:

Although Daniel 2:45 states that the great statue composed of four metals and with feet of clay reveals the future, relatively few biblical scholars have understood it as an amazingly accurate timeline that does exactly that. Liberals have been unwilling to consider that the statue's fourth kingdom is Rome. Most conservatives have recognized that it is Rome, but they have gone astray by seeking a nonexistent link between that ancient empire and the modern world. The key to understanding the statue is to recognize that it presents a prophecy that was fulfilled in the first century by the Coming of Christ, which was the historical equivalent of the rock that destroys the statue. The rock's growth into the mountain that covers all of Earth foretells a process that began in the first century and includes the thousand years of Revelation 20. This process appears to have reached a historical climax in our own time. John S. Evans is a retired professor of economics and international finance who taught at the University of Alabama from 1968 until 2000 after beginning his teaching career in 1959 at the University of South Dakota. His professional accomplishments included a year in Mexico as a Fulbright Lecturer and the writing of a textbook on international financial management. Since 1996, when he went into partial retirement, his primary intellectual activity has consisted of the intensive study of the Bible, with emphasis on the Book of Daniel. In 2004, he published with Xulon Press The Four Kingdoms of Daniel: A Defense of the "Roman" Sequence with AD 70 Fulfillment. The present book expands on parts of The Four Kingdoms and offers much new material. Evans has authored over thirty articles that have been posted at planetpreterist.com and has been a frequent guest on John Anderson's "Voice of Reason."

plymouthrock's picture

Looks and sounds good. Just ordered it!

plymouthrock!

Islamaphobe's picture

Virgil, thank you for the post. You can order the book from me via Pay Pal. My email address is jevans06@comcast.net. My price is $12.50 for the paperback or 18 for the hardcover plus $3.50 for shipping and handling. Signed if requested.

John S. Evans

Islamaphobe's picture

That charge of $3.50 for shipping and handling applies to the United States only!

JSE

Islamaphobe's picture

I'm having a bad day. The hardcover price I can offer is $19.50 plus $3.50 for shipping and handling in the States.

JSE

Starlight's picture

I’ve been privileged to have already read John’s book and I highly endorse our readers to get a copy, especially those who have not delved into Daniel in detail before. This work brings out the continuity of Daniel with AD70 and beyond. John focuses on Dan chapter 2 but ties in other significant areas of Daniel in the discussion. John will challenge those in and out of Preterism with some new ways of looking at Daniel and as an added bonus Revelation chapter 20 as well. I can’t wait to see the interaction from folks as they read and contemplate John’s stimulating work.

Blessings

Norm Voss

Duncan's picture

John,

I sent you my check yesterday. Why is it taking soooo long? ; - )

Islamaphobe's picture

I'm cheap and sent it via media mail. I was told it would take six days, and that was about three days ago. I guess it takes a long time for the stagecoach to get across the desert.
The U.S. Mule has not yet brought your check.
I won't cash your check until I hear that the book has arrived. Let me know if it doesn't make it within a few days. In all seriousness, I suspect that higher fuel costs are impacting mail delivery. I have had slow deliveries on other books sent to the Left Coast.

Islamaphobe's picture

Because I understood from my publisher that this book would not become available at amazon.com and its competitors for a few weeks, I ordered more copies than I should have for sale. The publisher then made the book available to Amazon before I got my own copies. I'd like to get rid of about eighty paperback copies. Therefore, I shall offer the paperback for $11.50 plus $3.50 for postage and handling via media mail. My email address is given in another post.

JSE

ThomasS's picture

I got Mr. Evans' book directly from Xulon. I have to admit that I was greatly disappointed, as I have noted several problems with it.

I am, however, interested in what others are able to make of Evans' interpretation. It may be filled with strange logic and faulty assumptions, but it is also very well written. For sure, Evans has the disadvantage that he has no knowledge in Biblical Hebrew/Aramaic/Greek (necessary for a correct understanding of the Book of Daniel) or any formal training in hermeneutics/linguistics, but he has the clear advantage that he is very good at communicating!

Th.S.

Duncan2's picture

Come on Thomas. Even if a person had a Th.D., if their position did not agree with yours you would still say they had "strange logic and faulty assumptions."

Duncan

mazuur's picture

Oh brother...

Yeah, like the hundreds of "scholars" who do have the "knowledge in Biblical Hebrew/Aramaic/Greek" which is "necessary for a correct understanding of the Book of Daniel" has correctly interpreted Daniel. sheeesh

That's the lie you have been feed by your Church (which obviously has worked on you) to keep its masses in subject to those in power. After all, they wouldn't want to have to give up their lordship over the people now would they? What better way than to convince the people that without their ability to correctly interpret God's word, they are forever in the dark to what God has to say.

God can reveal His truths to whomever He wishes! Now, I am not talking about Revelation, as he has made it clear He has shut up vision and prophecy in AD 70 at the same time He put an end to sin (Dan 9:24). But, He does reveal what he has already revealed in His Word through the operation of His Spirit (not through some so-called Pope). And, if He continues to do this the same way as He has always done it then I would venture to say it isn't going to come through the "wise" of this age (1 Cor. 1:26-27).

Now with that said, I do disagree with some of Evans' position (the 1000 year reign for example), but I'm surely not "greatly disappointed". Of course you are because it shows your Church's position to be completely false, which someday if you ever decided to removed yourself out from under its thumb and actually think for yourself, you'll see. Of course we all realize you never will because that would only invalidate your whole Pope and his minions' control of what is truth and man's dependence on them for it.

Much more could be said but I won't. Just got a little tick at your usual comments stemming from your superiority complex.

-Rich

-Rich

mazuur's picture

Thomas,

I just realized when I read your post, for some reason my mind registered it as being from Parker.

So, ignore the majority of it. Although much of it still stands.

-Rich

-Rich

Starlight's picture

Rich,

That's alright, you just killed two birds with one stone. lol ;-)

I almost sent a reply to Thomas myself concerning the arrogance of his choice of words.
"greatly disappointed"
What is that word that everyone likes to use here on PP, something like sheesh.

Norm

ThomasS's picture

That's OK :)

Have a nice day!

Th.S.

tom-g's picture

Hey Dr. Tom,

Is your disappointment with Dr. Evans' book the same as you have expressed many times in the past?

Are there new areas of disappointment that have surfaced in this book that alter your former criticisms? Could you possibly be a little more specific for the benefit of others who are far less proficient in those disciplines you deem to be a requisite for understanding the prophet?

Tom

ThomasS's picture

Dear Tom,

As far as I can see, Evans does not offer anything new in his book on Daniel 2. He only repeats the same (in my opinion faulty) arguments and conclusions.

If you really want some new insight on the Book of Daniel (especially ch. 2), you should consult Marius Nel's dissertation on Daniel 2; a truly magnificent study (made by a real scholar).

Hope this helps!

Th.S.

Starlight's picture

Thomas at the risk of opening up a can of worms let’s consider the flip side of the coin concerning scholarly approaches. I greatly appreciate scholars and their research and attempts to examine Daniel and OT literature in general. What I find missing in many scholars is a proper intimate theological appreciation for the overall purpose and theme of the bible as a whole. This has been the Preterist position on interpretation that we believe is lacking in much of today’s scriptural analysis. Many scholars can’t see the forest for the trees is probably the best way to describe the situation. The wrong paradigm or big picture viewpoint will distort the conclusions that scholars reach.

Umberto Cassuto wrote a little booklet called the “The Documentary Hypothesis” in which he presents how scholars have misapplied conclusions regarding the text of scripture because they did not understand some basic Hebrew literature principals. James Jordan demonstrates in his Daniel piece that there is much more to understanding Daniel as one need to understand biblical symbolism and numerology to grasp much of what is being stated.

Finally if one brings an eschatological understanding to Daniel that is skewed then we simply have “garbage in garbage out” to a great extent. Then when folks with a better biblical world view understanding read these scholarly works that you may be proposing we have to read with a filtering viewpoint to illuminate the misapplications that we recognize. It’s a lot like looking for counterfeit money, if you know what the real one looks like in detail then the fakes will stand out. We see a lot of fake scholarly works out there because of some of the points I raise above. Of course this applies to everyone to a degree.

Thomas I hope you realize that I’m over generalizing in the above paragraphs to make a point.

Norm
PS. I'm off to Don Prestons conference in Ardmore, OK this evening.

tom-g's picture

Hey Norm,

You going to keep us posted on the conference?

Tom

Starlight's picture

Tom,

There will be no debates going on so no need to recap.

You can go to Don's website

http://www.eschatology.org/

and get the details of who will be speaking and their subjects. Don always offers the conference on CD or DVD when its over so that would be the appropriate way to get your briefing.

Norm

ThomasS's picture

Give my regards to Don K! :)

PS! Do you have a PDF of Jordans commentary? Perhaps you could contact me off-list? (thomas_sach@hotmail.com) Thanks!

Best regards

Th.S.

Starlight's picture

Thomas,

I sent you an email before I hit the road for the next seven hours.

Blessings

Norm

ThomasS's picture

Norm,

Thanks! This is very useful for me.

All kinds of blessings! :)

Th.S.

Islamaphobe's picture

I see that amazon.com has dropped the price of my book to $12 ($11.99). I'll match that and ship it to any buyer in the States for a total of $15.

BTW, I devote considerable space in my book to the refutation of the moderate Greek sequence or "liberal light" sequence that I believe continues to be favored by our learned friend Thomas S. I am arrogant enough to believe that one can refute that approach without a knowledge of either Arabmaic or biblical Hebrew. Simple logic will do.

JSE

ThomasS's picture

JSE,

I still find it amusing that you call the oldest interpretation of the Book of Daniel "liberal light". Nevertheless, I can assure you that the defense of your "futurist light" or "modified historicist" schema is filled with all sorts of exegetical problems.

Regards

Th.S.

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