Revelation (New International Greek Testament Commentary Series)
This full-scale commentary will help modern readers better understand both the meaning of the many obscure metaphors of Revelation and the purpose of the book itself. Beale interprets the pictures of the Apocalypse primarily in terms of their Old Testament...
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This full-scale commentary will help modern readers better understand both the meaning of the many obscure metaphors of Revelation and the purpose of the book itself. Beale interprets the pictures of the Apocalypse primarily in terms of their Old Testament and Jewish antecedents. Through a combination of careful historical and exegetical study, Beale shows that the difficult metaphors and images in revelation are best understood not by technological and contemporary parallels in the twentieth century but by Old Testament and Jewish parallels from the distant past. 1,408 pages, from Eerdmans.
This superb commentary on the Apocalypse will help modern readers better understand both the meaning of the many obscure metaphors of Revelation and the purpose of the book itself. Through careful historical and exegetical study fully conversant with the host of interpretive approaches to Revelation, G. K. Beale shows that the difficult images in Revelation are best understood in terms of their Old Testament and Jewish antecedents.
This commentary series is established on the presupposition that the theological character of the New Testament documents calls for exegesis that is sensitive to theological themes as well as to the details of the historical, linguistic, and textual context. Such thorough exegetical work lies at the heart of these volumes, which contain detailed verse-by-verse commentary preceded by general comments on each section and subsection of the text.
An important aim of the NIGTC authors is to interact with the wealth of significant New Testament research published in recent articles and monographs. In this connection the authors make their own scholarly contributions to the ongoing study of the biblical text.
The text on which these commentaries are based is the UBS Greek New Testament, edited by Kurt Aland and others. While engaging the major questions of text and interpretation at a scholarly level, the authors keep in mind the needs of the beginning student of Greek as well as the pastor or layperson who may have studied the language at some time but does not now use it on a regular basis.
G. K. Beale (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is Visiting Professor of New Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary, PA- while holding the position of Kenneth T. Wessner Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School in Wheaton, Illinois. His books include The Book of Revelation (New International Greek Testament Commentary), 1-2 Thessalonians (The IVP New Testament Commentary Series), The Right Doctrine from the Wrong Texts? Essays on the Use of the Old Testament in the New, John's Use of the Old Testament in Revelation and The Temple and the Church's Mission: A Biblical Theology of the Dwelling Place of God. He is also a contributor to the New Dictionary of Biblical Theology and his most recent works are We Become What We Worship: A Biblical Theology of Idolatry, Colossians, Philemon (Baker Exegetical Commentary of the New Testament) and The Pastorals (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary).