Daniel R. Hyde
Hardcover, 275 pages
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Following His resurrection, Jesus Christ “interpreted to [His disciples] in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself” (Luke 24:27, emphasis added). In God in Our Midst: The Tabernacle and Our Relationship with God, Rev. Daniel R. Hyde shows that even some of the most obscure passages of the Old Testament reveal Christ.
Hyde works his way through the second half of the book of Exodus, which recounts God’s instructions for the tabernacle and its actual assembly. He shows how God described each piece of furniture, then recounts its actual construction according to the divine plan. Furthermore, he explores the instructions for the priests who ministered in the tabernacle and the rituals they carried out there. Finally, he concludes with the first erection of the tabernacle and its filling with the glory of God (Ex. 40).
Through each chapter, Hyde carefully adheres to a simple interpretation, avoiding the allegorical speculations that were common in treatments of the tabernacle narratives in former eras. He looks to the New Testament for commentary and interpretation, and he shows how the details of the tabernacle are fulfilled in Christ. He encourages readers to consider the tabernacle narratives devotionally, being led by them to worship God.
God in Our Midst conclusively shows the central importance of Christ in the entire biblical narrative demonstrating how New Testament believers should read Old Testament passages in light of the revelation of God in the Savior.
“Saturated with sound exegesis, helpful insights, pointed application, and warm devotion, God in Our Midst helps us to see in the tabernacle not merely pieces of furniture or sets of curtains, but Christ Himself, in the beauty of His holiness and the peace of His pardoning grace. This book will drive pastors from the study to the pulpit, and parishioners from study to worship.” – Rev. Brian Vos, Pastor, Trinity United Reformed Church, Caledonia, Michigan