Principles Of Prophetic Interpretation

1. 1. Recognition of the Prophetic Character of the Bible. Jehovah’s challenge—things to come—Isaiah 41:21-23.
Israel, Jehovah’s witness—Isaiah 43:8-12.

2. Recognition of the unity of the prophetic Word—
2 Peter 2:16-20; Isaiah 34:16.

3. The literal character and the symbolic distinguished.
Past prophecy literally fulfilled—so with future.
If symbolic, plainly indicated.

4. Threefold division of mankind.
Jews, Gentiles, Church, 1 Corinthians 10:32.

Notes from the Margins of H.A.I.’s Bible