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I want to let you all know about a wonderful new book written by Dr. Paul Dunteman.  The book is entitled “The Christian Life and the History of Israel.”  It delves deeply into the Hebraic roots of Christianity and even breaks down various Hebrew words into their literal meanings, which can sometimes be lost in the translation process.   Some chapter titles include “Doctrine of God,” “Doctrine of Man:  What is a Human Being?,” “Doctrine of Salvation:  The Exodus:  Our New Birth Into Spiritual Life,” and many others.  The following is a brief synopsis from the back cover of the book.

“In Israel’s history, who are the Amorites and the Philistines?  Do they represent anything for modern Christians?  In this book we can see spiritual problems they represent in the Christian life.  In fact, in flesh and blood, geography, Tabernacle artifacts, and other things, the history of Israel in the Old Testament forms a model of the internal struggles we face as believers in Jesus.

For those of you who are just starting out with Christ, or those who have been on this journey for many decades, this book can help you get your bearings.  As Israel journeyed from Canaan, to Egypt, to the desert, and back to Canaan, so the Christian begins as an infant, becomes a natural, then carnal, then possibly, a spiritual man, respectively.

The names of places, enemies of Israel, and other items all have meaning for us as we examine the roots of their names in Hebrew.  In Semitic understanding the symbols are real people, events, and places; and their names also shed light on our walk here.  Come take Jesus by the hand.  Learn the lessons and overcome the problems with His help.  You may move ahead more surely and quickly with Israel’s history as a road map before you.  Let’s begin!”

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DR. PAUL L. DUNTEMAN teaches theology and Bible languages in English and Spanish at the Miami branch of the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as representing the organization Life in Messiah.  Born and raised in the Chicago area, he has a B.A. in Geography from the University of Illinois, an M. Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Th. D. from Jacksonville Theological Seminary.  Since 1992, he has taught in Miami, Florida, where he resides with his wife Carmen Leticia and their 6 children and 6 grandchildren.

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For information about ordering this book, please visit the following web site:  http://www.xulonpress.com/bookstore/bookdetail.php?PB_ISBN=9781607912743

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