Books I’m using to study Revelation

Our first three weeks in New Testament 1 has been spent studying the Book of Revelation. (dum dum dum…)  Thought I might share the three books which I keep turning too and ask you for your suggestions:

First up is G.K. Beale’s excellent and weighty commentary on the Greek text.

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Honestly, there is not description needed for this book. If you don’t have it, and you want to study Revelation, get it. Seriously. Like now.

Next, Bauckham’s book:

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Richard Bauckham expounds the theology of the Book of Revelation: its understanding of God, Christ and the Spirit, the role of the Church in the world, and the hope of the coming of God’s universal kingdom. Close attention is paid both to the literary form in which the theology is expressed and to the original context to which the book was addressed. Contrary to many misunderstandings of Revelation, it is shown to be one of the masterpieces of early Christian literature, with much to say to the Church today. This study offers a unique account of the theology and message of Revelation.

And finally, but not leastly or whatever, is Gordon Fee’s newest book –

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Revelation is a book that many Christians find confusing due to the foreign nature of its apocalyptic imagery. It is a book that has prompted endless discussions about the end times with theological divisions forming around epicenters such as the rapture and the millennium. In this book, award winning author Gordon Fee attempts to excavate the layers of symbolic imagery and provide an exposition of Revelation that is clear, easy to follow, convincing, and engaging. Fee shows us how John’s message confronts the world with the Revelation of Jesus Christ so that Christians might see themselves as caught up in the drama of God’s triumph over sin, evil, and death. Fee draws us into the world of John and invites us to see the world through John’s eyes as the morbid realities of this world have the joyous realities of heaven cast over them. In this latest installment in the New Covenant Commentary Series we see one of North America’s best evangelical exegetes at his very best.

I have this one as well, but haven’t got a change to really explore it (mainly because I just remembered I have it – is that a sign of old age or of having too many books?)

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5 Replies to “Books I’m using to study Revelation”

  1. I am just finishing up Brian Blount’s “Can I Get a Witness: Reading Revelation Through African American Culture” and have found it to be quite a fascinating, engaging read. You might fancy a read. I would love to check out that deSilva text. Thanks for adding to my Amazon wishlist.

  2. I would add Keener in the NIVAC set (supposed to be the best at answering the “so what?” question) and most certainly Robert Mounce in the NICNT set (it’s supposed to be one of the most balanced approaches to that book available).

    I have been interested in checking out one by Dennis E. Jonhson called Triumph of the Lamb though it is probably amil and pretty reformed.

  3. Bauckham’s book is fantastic. When I finished it and was going back through it I realized there was more text highlighted than not. It just seems like every page is golden.

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