Calvin, Interpretation of Haggai 2:6-9

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  1. jpfrench81

    jpfrench81 Puritan Board Sophomore

    6 "This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'In a little while I will once more shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. 7 I will shake all nations, and the desired of all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,' says the LORD Almighty. 8 'The silver is mine and the gold is mine,' declares the LORD Almighty. 9 'The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,' says the LORD Almighty. 'And in this place I will grant peace,' declares the LORD Almighty."

    I was reading Verhoef's NICOT commentary on Haggai and he says that Calvin favored a non-messianic interpretation of v 7 (i.e., the nations will bring much wealth and the second temple was simply more glorious in the end than the first temple) instead of a Messianic interpretation of v 7 (the Christ is the desire of all nations and is the glorious temple referred to). Reading Calvin's commentary, I got the impression that he favored the messianic interpretation. Which did Calvin favor?
     
  2. Dieter Schneider

    Dieter Schneider Puritan Board Sophomore

    Read Calvin! Then you will know!
     
  3. jpfrench81

    jpfrench81 Puritan Board Sophomore

    I did. I just want to make sure I'm not crazy. :)
     
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