Revelation - Apocalypse Now and Then (Reading The Bible Today Series)
"Revelation is a complex piece of writing that has mystified many and it is no small achievement to write a simple commentary on it that dispels the fog. Dr Barnett however, has done just this. Drawing on what is now...
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"Revelation is a complex piece of writing that has mystified many and it is no small achievement to write a simple commentary on it that dispels the fog. Dr Barnett however, has done just this. Drawing on what is now known about apocalyptic style and first century history, he makes good sense of everything and so opens up the book for fruitful lay study. Most useful - and highly recommended!" - J I Packer Regent College, Vancouver.
No longer should readers feel intimidated by the Book of Revelation. This easy-to-read commentary helps Christians gain real and lasting insights into this most neglected New Testament book. The Reading the Bible Today series of non-technical commentaries is devoted to presenting careful scholarship in a way that everyone can understand and enjoy. It will guide Bible study leaders and provide easily accessible reference material for preachers. Study questions make it ideal for personal or group use. No longer should readers feel intimidated by the Book of Revelation. This easy-to-read commentary helps Christians gain real and lasting insights into this most neglected New Testament book.
Paul Barnett (Ph.D., University of London) is the retired Bishop of North Sydney, and has taught at a number of prestigious academic institutions. Since his retirement, he is Honorary Associate in Ancient History, Macquarie University, Sydney; Lecturer Emeritus, Moore College, Sydney; and Teaching Fellow at Regent College, Vancouver. He was also Head of Robert Menzies College, Macquarie University.
He is the author of some major commentaries on 2 Corinthians (Bible Speaks Today Series and The New International Commentary on the New Testament); 1 Corinthians: Holiness and Hope of a rescued people (Focus on the Bible); Mark: The Servant King, John: The Shepherd King, 1 Peter: Living Hope and Revelation: Apocalypse Now and Then (Reading the Bible Today). As well as a number of books on New Testament Background and the Historical Jesus such as After Jesus: The Birth Of Christianity, Is The New Testament History? (Revised 2004), Jesus and The Rise Of Early Christianity, The Truth About Jesus(Revised 2004), and Jesus And The Logic of History (New Studies In Biblical Theology).
Most recently he has produced The Corinthian Question: Why did the church oppose Paul? (Intervaristy Press, 2011) and three volumes in the After Jesus series; The Birth of Christianity: The First Twenty Years; Paul: Missionary of Jesus and Finding the Historical Christ: After Jesus.
Koorong -Editorial Review.
- Reading Revelation Today I 1. Who Should Read This Book? 2. The Problem 3. Four Keys To Revelation 4. The Gospel In Revelation 5. If Christ Has Conquered, Why Is There Evil? 6. Sharing Christ's Conquest 7. Three Problems Facing John's Readers 8. Who Was John? 9. Other Interpretations Reading Revelation Today Ii 10. Patmos / Chapter 1 11. The Seven Churches Of Asia / Chapters 2-3 12. Heaven Opened / Chapters 4-5 13. Tyranny / Chapters 6-7 14. Chaos / Chapters 8-11 15. Persecution / Chapters 12-14 16. Destruction / Chapters 15-16 17. The End Of Evil / Chapters 17-20 18. New Jerusalem / Chapters 21-22