Eileen was inspired to write a trilogy, The Coming of the Glory: How the Hebrew Scriptures reveal the plan of God, because she could not find any study of the Hebrew prophets written in chronological order, within the context of Israelite history, and written from a Baha’i perspective. Volume 1 was published in 2020 by Something or Other Publishing. Volume 2 will be published by spring of 2022, and Volume 3 a year or two after that. Upon completion, this trilogy will have been a ten-year project.
The PowerPoint presentation for volume 1 has been overhauled and updated from the version she presented some time ago. To lay the foundation for monotheism and the Hebrew prophets, this program starts at the end of the last Ice Age with Göbekli Tepe in 9600 BC and then a Neolithic village. It explores the background to the famous biblical verse “What hath God wrought,” possibly the first prophecy in the Hebrew Bible, and its meaning for Baha’is. This program follows the missions of the Prophets Adam, Abraham, and Moses, and ends with remarkable prophecies of David, whom Abdu’l-Bahá referred to as a prophet alongside Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekial. Because volume 1 is about 70,000 words, Eileen can only dip into a few fascinating topics in this 45-minute program. Her writing and presentations are designed to encourage readers to explore the Bible for themselves. Eileen’s cerebral lifestyle is balanced with a serious study of ballet and the reading thriller mysteries.
Because volume 1 is about 70,000 words, Eileen can only dip into a few fascinating topics in this 45-minute program. Her writing and presentations are designed to encourage readers to explore the Bible for themselves. Eileen’s cerebral lifestyle is balanced with a serious study of ballet and the reading thriller mysteries.
The Coming of the Gory: How the groundwork was laid for Bahá’u’lláh, from Göbekli Tepe to David. It starts with the divinely inspired, the Paleolithic temple site of Göbekli Tepe (9600 to 7000s BCE) and animism, then goes through the Neolithic phase with a tiered cosmos, to the Prophet Adam and Mesopotamia with its explosion of civilization of its spring/summer and the cults of the deities and the development of warfare as we know it during its fall/winter. Then the Prophet Abraham, and then the Prophet Moses and the Mosaic Code. Finishing with David, whom Bahá’u’lláh recognized as a prophet alongside Isaiah and Ezekiel, and his prophecy about Akka and the “strong city.”