Dr. J. Barton Payne, who was professor of Old Testament at Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, also taught at Wheaton College Graduate School of Theology, Wheaton, Illinois, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois. He was also actively affiliated with the International Christian Communications Foundation. Dr. Payne authored of An Outline of Hebrew History, Theology of the Older Testament, The Imminent Appearing of Christ, and editor of New Perspectives on the Old. He was a major contributor to reference books, including Baker's Dictionary of Theology, Pictorial Bible Dictionary, and The Wycliffe Bible Commentary, and to the New American Standard Bible. Dr. Payne also wrote articles for periodicals such as Journal of Biblical Literature, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, and Christianity Today.
""This book is destined to become the standard work on Biblical eschatology. It is a very balanced and scholarly treatment from a devout evangelical who is committed to the inspired word of god."" EDGAR F. SANDERS, Director Biblical Research Institute ""The most exhaustive work I know of on the subject of predictive prophecy and its fulfillment. It will be the standard work on the subject for years to come and should be in the libraries of clergymen, theological seminaries, and institutions of higher learning."" HAROLD LINDSELL, Editor Christianity Today ""It is a major work of unusual scope. Although the viewpoint of the author is obvious, he does not overemphasize it, but indicates different methods of interpretation and possible alternative conclusions in controversial passages. In my opinion, the greatest value of this work is its correlation of all possible predictive prophecy into one sequence of presentation, so that other interpreters can gain a better perspective on the total subject."" MERRIL C. TENNEY Professor of Bible and Theology Wheaton College ""... A helpful reference book in any pastor's library."" M. A. LUNN Department of Publications Church of the Nazarene ""The material is presented in a manner serviceable to the general public no less than to scholars. Its usefulness is not limited to those of a particular eschatological bent."" CARL F. H. HENRY Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary