“Oh yes. Owen the unassailable. Unfortunately for modern readers, he rather has the reputation of being Owen the unattainable. But not to fear! Thanks to the skillful editing of my friend Doug Van Dorn, Owen is a clear and present danger to modern unbelief and dullness of heart regarding the OT appearances of Christ. This is Owen at his best, glorying in the mysterious revelations of God the Son to men of old.”
Pastor, Redeeming Cross Community Church, Minneapolis
Author, John Owen: The Prince of Puritans, Host of Wrath and Grace Radio
“Genesis 48:15-16 is one of those crucial Old Testament passages that few Bible students know about but, once they do, wonder how pastors and theologians they read missed it. The passage is at the core of the Old Testament’s presentation of a Godhead—specifically, Christology—for the passage identifies one particular angel as God himself in human form who redeemed the people of God. The truth is, early church thinkers, Reformation writers, and even rabbinical authorities understood its implications. This reprinting of Peter Allix’s centuries-old dissertation demonstrates that awareness and thus provides an important service to the Church. Van Dorn’s edition presents the insights of generations past for the benefit of contemporary students of the Bible.”
Dr. Michael S. Heiser
Ph.D., Hebrew Bible and Semitic Studies. University of Wisconsin-Madison
Author: The Unseen Realm
Gerard De Gols
“Some ancient rabbis viewed the Angel of Yahweh as a hypostatization of God. Many church fathers took that a step further and identified the Angel as the pre-incarnate Christ. Scholars of the Protestant Reformation affirmed Christ’s pre-incarnate presence in the Old Testament, including Gerard De Gols. Not every text De Gols adduces, or argument he marshals, is equally convincing. But the cumulative force of his exegesis is persuasive and his thesis irresistible: the Son of God is recognized and worshiped as God not only in the New Testament but also in the Old. What’s more, as John the Baptist prepared the way for Christ, this little volume will prepare the reader for Matt Foreman and Doug Van Dorn’s much anticipated and forthcoming work on the Angel of the LORD.”
Dr. Robert Gonzales Jr.
Dean, Reformed Baptist Seminary
Author: Where Sin Abounds
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