Revelation

ISBN-10: 0521000688
ISBN-13: 9780521000680
Edition: 2003
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Description: This book is the first of its kind: an innovative socio-rhetorical commentary on the Book of Revelation. Without sacrificing scholarly perspective or academic rigor, it is written to be accessible for a wide audience--including pastors, scholars,  More...

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Book details

List price: $30.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/15/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 326
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.320

This book is the first of its kind: an innovative socio-rhetorical commentary on the Book of Revelation. Without sacrificing scholarly perspective or academic rigor, it is written to be accessible for a wide audience--including pastors, scholars, teachers, seminarians, and interested lay people. A "Suggested Reading List"--a feature of all volumes in the New Cambridge Bible Commentary--will serve as point of entry for the new serious student of Revelation and as a helpful annotated bibliography for all readers. Frequent "Closer-Look" sections examine key elements of the Roman-Greco world that bear on the text's meaning while "Bridging the Horizons" sub-chapters connect this world with the cultural, political, and religious environments of today. The entire NRSV translation is provided throughout the text as a convenience to the reader. Award-winning author Ben Witherington III brings a New Testament scholar's insight to the often opaque passages of the last book of the New Testament.

Bill T. Arnold (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is Paul S. Amos Professor of Old Testament Interpretation at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He is the author or editor of twelve books, including Encountering the Book of Genesis, Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books, A Guide to Biblical Hebrew Syntax, and a commentary on 1 and 2 Samuel.

Douglas J. Simpson, Ph. D., isProfessor and Helen DeVitt Jones Chair in Teacher Education, Texas Tech University . nbsp; He is the author or co-author of numerousarticles, reviews, chapters and books, including John Dewey and the Art of Teaching, The Pedagodfathers: The Lords of Education, Recreating Schools: PlacesWhere Everyone Learns and Likes It, The Teacher as Philosopher, and Educational Reform: A Deweyan Perspective. He has held tenured positions at the University of Louisville ,Memorial University of Newfoundland, Tennessee State University, and Texas Christian University and taught inthe fields of ethics and teaching, curriculum and instruction, schoolpsychology, and educational theory. He spends time each week at Phyllis Wheatley Elementary School where he interacts with students about ethical, historical, and geographicalinterests. He is a former president of the American Educational StudiesAssociation and the Society of Professors of Education.Michael J. B. Jackson (Ph. D., University of Toronto) lives in Montreal, Quebec, and Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the author and coauthor of numerous publications, including Educational Reform: A Deweyan Approach; and The Teacher as Philosopher. He was a professor and served as Chair of the Graduate School of Education at Bishop's University, and Head of the Department of Educational Foundations at Memorial University of Newfoundland, where he assisted student teachers and interns as they prepared for their first teaching appointments. In addition, he has taught at several other universities, including Concordia, Queens, Mount St. Vincent, and British Columbia.

Introduction
Authorship, date and audience of the apocalypse
The resources, rhetoric and restructuring of Revelation
Revelation in its social setting in West Asia Minor
The christology of Revelation
The genre of Revelation
A brief tour of the Book of Revelation
Suggested Reading on Revelation
The genre of Revelation
Commentaries
Rhetorical studies
Sociological and anthropological approaches
Classical and archeological resources
History of interpretation
Theology
Important monographs
Articles of interest
Commentary
Rev. 1.1-3: Visionary material: handle carefully
Rev. 1.4-1.20: The Heavenly Son of Man
Rev. 2-3: postcards from the edge
Rev. 4-5: the throne room vision
Rev. 6.1-8.5: The Seven Seals
Rev. 8.5-11: The Seven Trumpets
Rev. 12: The woman and the dragon
Rev. 13.1-14.5: 666 and his spokesman
Rev. 14.6-14.20: Three angelic messengers
Rev. 15.1-16.21: The seven eschatological plagues
Rev. 17.1-19.10: Babylon the Harlot
Rev. 19.11-21.8: The rider on the white horse, redemptive-judgment and the messianic millennium
Rev. 21.9-22.5: The tour of the New Jerusalem
Rev. 22.6-22.21: The epilogue
Appendix: A Millennial Problem
Index

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