Book Review: The Temple and the Tabernacle

temple tabernacleThe Temple and the Tabernacle: A Study of God’s Dwelling Places from Genesis to Revelation by J. Daniel Hays is a colorful guide to God’s habitation with humanity throughout the Scriptures. The book gives a nice snapshot of the cultures during the Old Testament and New Testament times and a biblical view of God’s interaction with humanity during those times.

Overall, the book gives some good insights and descriptions into the various elements of the dwelling places. In particular, the drawing out of the differences between God’s interaction with Moses in the details of the Tabernacle and God’s interaction with Solomon in the construction of the Temple were intriguing.  On the other hand, the author did seem to have a bit of a preoccupation with the cherubim throughout the book which seemed a bit out of place at times.

Disclosure: I received this book free from Baker Books through the Baker Books Bloggers http://www.bakerbooks.com/bakerbooksbloggers program. The opinions I have expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html.

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