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Earthly Shadows, Heavenly Realities

Temple/Sanctuary Cosmology in Ancient Near Eastern, Biblical, and Early Jewish Literature

Edited by Kim Papaioannou and Ioannis Giantzaklidis
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“In antiquity a religion without a temple was unheard of. Christianity had no earthly temple, yet had a strong temple theology. Christianity chose to interpret the very basis of its theology with a process that it opted to abandon!”

So whatever happened to the temple? In this unique collection of essays, the writers direct our attention to where the early Christians looked—to the reality of the sanctuary in heaven. An obvious and often overlooked theme endemic to both testaments, it has profound ramifications for faithful Christian theology today.

About the Editors

Kim Papaioannou holds a PhD in theology from Durham University, England, with an emphasis in the New Testament. He has written extensively on issues of biblical theology and practice, including the monograph The Geography of Hell in the Teaching of Jesus.

Ioannis Giantzaklidis is a ThD candidate at the University of Helsinki. His dissertation is entitled “The Fate of the Nations in the Book of Revelation.”

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“The earthly sanctuary of the Israelites, together with its services, is quite clearly described in the Bible. We also know quite a bit about Solomon’s temple and its services. Our information on the heavenly sanctuary, however, is rather sparse. This book provides not only the biblical description of the heavenly sanctuary but also a description of the important functions of that sanctuary. The topic has been considered from several different angles. Its authors have brought the heavenly realities to our earthly eyes.”

Nancy Vyhmeister
Professor Emerita of Mission
Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary
Andrews University

Earthly Shadows, Heavenly Realities represents a fine academic work by some of AIIAS’s outstanding scholars together with authors from around the world who are recognized for their careful scholarship. Each author provides a unique perspective on Temple/Sanctuary Cosmology which has interesting relevance to traditional Adventist sanctuary theology. Each author enriches the topic with new insights and viewpoints. This may be the best collection of writing on this topic available anywhere.”

Stephen Guptill
Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS)

Preface by Kim Papaioannou
Introduction by Ioannis Giantzaklidis

Ancient Near East
CHAPTER 1: The Heavenly Sanctuary in the Ancient Near Eastern Literature by Elias Brasil de Souza

Old Testament
CHAPTER 2: Interactions Between Heaven and Earth: The Heavenly Temple in the Pentateuch by Felix Poniatowski
CHAPTER 3: The Historical Books’ View of the Earthly and Heavenly Sanctuary/Temple by Patrick Etoughé Anani
CHAPTER 4: Creator, Judge, and King: God in the Heavenly Temple in the Psalms by David Tasker
CHAPTER 5: Heavenly Temple Visions in the Books of Isaiah and Zechariah by Felix Poniatowski
CHAPTER 6: The Heavenly Sanctuary in the Book of Daniel by Carlos Elías Mora

New Testment
CHAPTER 7: A Spatial Shift in Luke-Acts from the Earthly to the Heavenly Sanctuary: A Proposal by Alfredo G. Agustin, Jr.
CHAPTER 8: The House of God in John 14:2 as a Reference to the Heavenly Temple by Kim Papaioannou
CHAPTER 9: Heavenly Sanctuary Motifs in the Pauline Corpus: Explicating Their Intertextuality and Interrelatedness by Mario Phillip
CHAPTER 10: The Heavenly Sanctuary in 2 Thessalonians 2:4: An Exegetical and Intertextual Approach by Mario Phillip
CHAPTER 11: Atonement and Inauguration at the Heavenly Sanctuary: A Wider Perspective to Jesus’s Ascension in Hebrews by Felix H. Cortez
CHAPTER 12: Sanctuary, Priesthood, Sacrifice, and Covenant in the Book of Hebrews by Kim Papaioannou
CHAPTER 13: The “House of God” of 1 Peter 4:17 as Reference to the Heavenly Temple by Luis Iván Martínez-Toledo
CHAPTER 14: The Heavenly Sanctuary in Revelation: Context and Significance by Rabach Odek
CHAPTER 15: The Measurement Motif in Revelation 11:1–2 by Laure?iu Florentin Mo?
CHAPTER 16: The Heavenly Sanctuary under Attack: The Blasphemy Against the Skene by Richard Apelles Sabuin

Early Jewish Literature
CHAPTER 17: The Heavenly Temple in Noncanonical Apocalyptic Literature by Ioannis Giantzaklidis
CHAPTER 18: The Heavenly Temple in the Book of Watchers by Ioannis Giantzaklidis
CHAPTER 19: The Testament of Levi and the Decline of Heavenly Temple Imagery by Kim Papaioannou
CHAPTER 20: The Heavenly Sanctuary in Rabbinic Literature by Alexander Bolotnikov and Leonardo G. Nunes

Epilogue by Kim Papaioannou
About the Authors
Scripture Index
Non-Canonical Literature Index

Title: Earthly Shadows, Heavenly Realities: Temple/Sanctuary Cosmology in Ancient Near Eastern, Biblical, and Early Jewish Literature
Editors: Kim Papaioannou and Ioannis Giantzaklidis
ISBN-13: 978-1-940980-15-7
Year: 2017
Pages: 381

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