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Comparing Biblical Prophecy to Middle Earth Prophecy - Tolkien / The Hobbit

Comparing Biblical Prophecy to Middle Earth Prophecy

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At the end of The Hobbit, Bilbo remarks amazedly that the old songs and prophecies have come true after all. To which Gandalf replies, "And why not? Surely you don’t disbelieve the prophecies, because you had a hand in bringing them about yourself?"
Dr. Ralph Wood of Baylor University helps us ascertain whether passages such as this give us any insight into how prophecy works with biblical characters.