Recorded during the 2015 CRTS Conference.
Dr. Smith begins with questions of definition: what is eschatology from an OT perspective, i.e. what is the eschaton, and is it the same for the OT writer/reader as it is for the Christian who reads the OT today? Next he proposes a distinction between finding eschatology by way of explication (mining passages containing direct information about the end), by way of implication (exploring typological features, secondary fulfillments, etc.), and by way of application (pulling through eschatological lines; drawing out the significance of a passage for our future hope), illustrating the importance of such a distinction with samples from the book of Psalms. He concludes by asking and suggesting answers to the question in what sense an OT book can be called eschatological.