Dr. Yeong-Su Ye
President of the International Christian Academy
President of the International Council of Churches and Ministries
Former President of Hanshin University Graduate School
“To this date, no theologian has ever been able to completely organize the chronology of Judah and Israel. Even the book The Mysterious Numbers of the Hebrew Kings written by the most renowned scholar in this field, Edwin Thiele, stopped at speculations for crucial areas and was unable to provide concrete answers. However, this book so clearly settles the regnal chronology, delivering a sheer delight as in finally reaching the end of a long winding tunnel of darkness.”
Dr. Yong-kuk Wone
Professor Emeritus at Anyang University
Honorary Chairman of the Korean Archaeological Society
The author’s literary skills are superb, and his profound spiritual insight heightens the spiritual beauty of this book. I have personally authored over 40 books until now. Beginning with Moses’ Pentateuch, I have authored The Christology of the Pentateuch, The Dictionary of Biblical Archaeology, The Up-to-Date New Testament Archaeology, Commentary on Genesis, and Commentary on Psalms. I have recently begun a commentary on the New Testament and published a commentary on the book of Jude.
However, as I read the author’s book, I discovered that he was on a completely different level than I was. If my writing is a scholarly study, then the author’s writing contained in this book is a profound spiritual study that penetrates through the entire Bible. He possesses this inexplicable ability to disclose the enriched treasures hidden in the Bible in light of Christology. And the power of his words is like the forceful spewing eruptions of an active volcano.
This fourth book unfolds the second period in the genealogy of Jesus Christ. The author uses Jesus Christ’s genealogy to trace back and illumine the history of the Old Testament. Such undertaking originates from his spiritual insight that holds Jesus Christ’s genealogy as the condensation of the entire Old Testament.
The most remarkable feature of this particular volume is the explanation about the omitted generations in the genealogy of Jesus Christ. As we read Matthew 1:4-5, which says, “Ram begot Amminadab, Amminadab begot Nahshon, and Nahshon begot Salmon. Salmon begot Boaz by Rahab…,” we often thought that Ram’s biological son was Amminadab and Salmon’s biological son was Boaz. However, the author elucidates that there was a gap of hundreds of years in history among these figures and successfully presents the evidences from the Bible. Surely, this is an unprecedented achievement that no other theologian in the world has been able to undertake to this day. The author also clearly explains the omissions of the three kings between Joram and Uzziah.
…In today’s spiritually dim generation, I heartily recommend Rev. Abraham Park’s latest book for I am fully assured that it will light up the darkness as a torch of God’s profound providence.