(a message from Ward Fenley)
Over the past year, Tami Jelinek and I have had the privilege of doing a verse-by-verse exegesis of Isaiah 65, the well-known "New Heaven and New Earth" passage. If this were to ever be transcribed, it would certainly be a lengthy book. So consider this an audio book without the formality. We have spent thirteen solid hours discussing Isaiah 65, using the analogy of Scripture for our interpretation. We have not reversed that hermeneutic. We have thoroughly dissected this chapter, perhaps not to the point of exhaustion but in more detail and with more precision than any commentary I have ever read on the chapter. In my opinion, this is the most definitive, detailed, and practically relevant exposition of chapter 65 there is, and it is unabashedly preterist in its hermeneutic. More importantly, however, this exposition is unabashedly about finding fulfillment in the person and work of Jesus Christ. If I seem presumptuous in my assessment of this commentary as the most definitive exegesis of this chapter, it is because I have not found a commentary that elucidates this chapter even remotely close to the detail that we have. We believe our exegesis is sound, and, preeminently, exalts Jesus Christ. It is charitably, but nevertheless defiantly and exegetically anti-dispensational, and with razor-sharp precision exposes the misguided fallacy of Mr. Frost's literal and futuristic interpretation. It also decisively breaks down the faulty logic of postmillennial reconstructionism and theonomy. I strongly encourage you to listen to all thirteen parts.
If you devoted one hour per day to this section of our Isaiah podcast series, you could finish this in just under two weeks. We are sure you will be blessed.
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