This book is all about the sanctuary in the Bible. The reader is invited on a journey through sacred space into the very throne-room of the universe--the dwelling-place of the Almighty, the heavenly sanctuary--and into the earthly sanctuaries, built as copies of the heavenly original. In his quintessential "Song for the Sanctuary," Psalm 27, David reveals how the sanctuary message is the encapsulation of what has been widely recognized as the "triple star of value" in human experience-beauty, truth, and goodness.Psalm 27 becomes the organizing guide for the journey of this book. This volume explores the "Bethel (House of God) of Beauty" in the typology of Leviticus and Hebrews; the "Palace of Praise" in the sanctuary worship of the Psalms; the "Temple of Truth" in the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation; the '"Great House of Goodness" in the Christ-centered good news of salvation and judgment, and the "Cathedral of communion" as the ultimate meaning of the sanctuary. Experience God's personal and perpetual presence in the sanctuary! Encounter God the Father and the Holy Spirit, and meet Jesus your Redeemer, Mediator, and King.
RICHARD M. DAVIDSON, PhD, is professor of Old Testament interpretation at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrew University. He has a PhD in religion from Andrews University. He is the author of numerous articles in theological journals and other publications, and has published many books, including Typology in Scripture: A Study of Hermeneutical Tiroç Structures, Hermeneuticà biblica, Love Song for the Sabbath, In the Footsteps of Joshua, and his
magisterial work Flame of Yahweh: Sexuality in the Old Testament.