The House of the Lord: A Biblical Theology of the Temple in the Old and New Testaments


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The House of the Lord: A Biblical Theology of the Temple in the Old and New Testaments

House of the Lord class set

Dr. Smith does an amazing job explaining how the Temple figures in all of salvation history. I thoroughly enjoyed this class set, and I greatly appreciate the fantastic handout pdf provided with this set. Very well done!

Totally excellent but different to Dr. Pitrie

It took me a while to get used to Dr. Smith as Dr. Pitrie has a more folksy style, however Dr Smith is logical and he draws you in. I would like perhaps some way of a verbal notification like 'recording 1' or something to make sure I am listening in order on my MP3.

The material was highly researched and well presented. I really enjoyed this and thought it was worth the money. It has really helped me understand Judaism better and also The Mass.
Thank you Dr. Smith - job well done!

Great Study on Temple Theology

Dr. Smith gives a great series of lectures on Temple theology in the Bible. Very rich material and definitely worth studying to deepen one's understanding of this central biblical topic. My only negative critique is that 90% of lecture is literally Dr. Smith reading the outlines/handouts word for word. Having viewed the handout beforehand, which is currently available for free on the product page, I was hoping the lectures would go significantly deeper. I can't be too disappointed since the handout is so comprehensive, but I would have thought twice about spending $135.00 had I known this would be the case. It is a very expensive book + audiobook.

The House of the Lord: A Biblical Theology of the Temple in the Old and New Testaments

I'm just getting started on this, but I have such a high respect already for the meticulous research involved in this book and cd. It is wonderful in the way it ties together many disparate pieces of Scripture for me. I'm looking forward to finishing this!

  • 25 hours 23 min. (20 CDs / MP3)

    Jesus lived "in the shadow of the Jewish Temple." At the center of His identity and spirituality was the reality of the Temple. In this fast-moving and in-depth series, join Dr. Smith (and his audience of seminarians) and discover:

    • The "Temple of Creation" in Genesis -- and how we were created to "fill the earth" with God's temple presence. How Adam was created as God's original high priest -- and what the OT priesthood looked like before Aaron.
    • Delve into a detailed exposition of the Levitical priesthood: How many were there? How long did they serve? Who were the non-priestly "Levitical" men? Likewise, explore the holy Tabernacle and Temple "room by room." What were its furnishings and many sacrifices, and how do they point forward to our Catholic faith?
    • The promise of the Temple to its eventual destruction … to the Jewish hopes of the Messiah to "rebuild" the Temple … to Jesus' actions in the Temple … to His Passion and Resurrection.

    It's all here in glorious color, with rich insights from Scripture, the Church fathers, mystics, and wise theologians … culminating in the vision of the Temple of the heavenly Jerusalem. Dr. Smith will also explain how "temple theology" impacted the architecture and worship of earliest Christianity.

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