Following his remarkable exegesis on the first and second periods of Jesus' genealogy, the best-selling author, in the fifth installment of The History of Redemption series, covers the third and final period, which spans the fourteen generations from the Babylonian exile to Jesus Christ. The Promise of the Eternal Covenant sheds light upon the labyrinth-like history of the 600 years before Jesus' birth. Throughout the book, Rev. Abraham Park demonstrates that God is sovereign over all history; the rise and fall of nations, kingdoms, and empires occur all according to God's eternal decrees and providence. His readers will be filled with assurance that God's promise of the Eternal Covenant will certainly be fulfilled.
Redemptive-historical discussions on the fourteen generations and their names in both biblical languages
The generations omitted from the third period of Jesus' genealogy and God's redemptive administration therein
Everything you need to know about the Babylonian exile and the return therefrom
An amazingly comprehensive chart which delineates:
Israel's history and chronology of the kings, prophets, and high priest for this era
The chronological, geopolitical, and even redemptive-historical relationships between Israel and the world's superpowers like Assyria, Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome, and Egypt
The continuation of the line of the promised seed toward Christ in the turbulent transitions in world history
This title is part of The History of Redemption series which includes:
Book 1: The Genesis Genealogies
Book 2: The Covenant of the Torch
Book 3: The Unquenchable Lamp of the Covenant
Book 4: God's Profound and Mysterious Providence
Book 5: The Promise of the Eternal Covenant
About the Author: Rev. Abraham Park May 17, 1928 - December 17, 2014
Born in Sariwon, Korea
B.A. in Corporate Management from Kookmin University, Korea
M. Div. from the Presbyterian General Assembly Theological University, Korea
Honorary D. Min. from Lael College and Graduate School, USA
Honorary D.D. from Faith Theological Seminary, USA
Honorary D.D. from Knox Theological Seminary, USA
Former Moderator of the Hap-dong Conservative General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Korea
The late Rev. Abraham Park founded Pyungkang Cheil Presbyterian Church, which currently consists of 70,000 members. His great spiritual legacy continues with his nine published volumes of the History of Redemption series and the 300 churches he had established worldwide.
In the early part of his 56-year ministry, Rev. Park spent 3 1/2 years of solitude in a cave atop Mount Jiri, where he devoted day and night to the Bible and prayer. Like the fathers of the early church, Rev. Park's ministry was not founded upon his knowledge acquired from theological discipleship, but upon his life of piety and faith. His insights into the Bible, which he obtained through the powerful illumination of the Holy Spirit, were materialized into the manuscripts that would later become the book series called God's Administration in the History of Redemption.
He attested with all his heart and soul that "the Bible is the living Word of God." As a bastion of conservative Reformed faith, he firmly taught that the Word of God is inerrant, infallible, and inspired by the Holy Spirit. Having read the Bible over 1,800 times, he is widely respected for his dedication, charisma, and unrivaled adeptness in biblical exposition.
His Bible-centered ministry reached fruition through his congregation whose lives are centered on the church and the Word of God. Their service and dedication for the church, which is the body of Christ, has left indelible impressions on many theologians and ministers from all over the world.