Author: J.B. Smith
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date: 2004-05-10
From the Introduction by Merrill C. Tenney: This commentary is an attempt to make plain the meaning of Revelation. With commendable reserve, Dr. Smith has restricted himself largely to interpretation by other passages of Scripture which are related to Revelation by actual quotation or by striking parallelism. His painstaking studies of vocabulary and of related ideas make the book valuable to the earnest student of the Bible. Dr. Smith is a futurist and a premillenarian, holding that all of the Book of Revelation beginning with the fourth chapter relates to the future period of judgment known as 'the great tribulation,' which will be followed by the personal return of Christ and by the establishment of His kingdom. In this regard he is in a long line of renowned commentators, including Seiss, Gaebelein, Ottman, and others. The distinguishing feature of this commentary is its use of Biblical statistics and comparisons. The uses of important terms in the Revelation are cataloged, and their interpretation is derived from their context. The appendices contain some extensive studies of individual topics, correlating information not easily obtainable elsewhere. Dr. Smith follows a literal interpretation except where avowed symbolism demands a different procedure. He has sought to make his exposition consistent in method and in results. His use of Greek is apt, and shows a careful investigation of the underlying vocabulary of the Greek text. This commentary will probably be the mainstay of premillennial exposition for some years to come.
Author: Margaret Barker
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date: 2000-11-02
A new and transforming approach to the Book of Revelation. Margaret Barker bases her study on a fresh reading of the primary sources. As an Old Testament scholar, she can read Revelation as Hebrew prophecy - ancient temple oracles which inspired Jesus and his own prophecies, and influenced the whole Jerusalem Church. Jerusalem was waiting for their Great High Priest to return and complete the Atonement at the end of the Tenth Jubilee. This expectation fuelled the revolt against Rome. Josephus, who deserted to Rome, was the false prophet. John, who escaped to Patmos, compiled Revelation as a record of the first generation. In the future, he taught, the Lord would return to his people in the Eucharist.This work illuminates the formative years of Christianity, in the social, religious and political situation of mid-first-century Palestine, in a quite remarkable way. It will have profound implications for the understanding of Christian origins and the development of Christian liturgy.
Author: John F. Walvoord
Publisher: Moody Pub
Release Date: 1989
This tremendous exposition of the capstone of Scripture issues from years of teaching, dedicated study, and sound evangelical scholarship. The author defends the premillenninal position, but at crucial points considers other views as well.
The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.
Author: G. Albert Darst
Publisher: Xulon Press
Release Date: 2010-09
Christ: The Angel of God.Christ: The Battle BowChrist: A Goodly CedarSince the time that I accepted Jesus Christ as my Saviour in 1976, I have heard it said that He was the focus of the Bible. I have never doubted that. I have heard it said that Jesus Christ was the subject of each book of the Bible, including the Old Testament. I struggled with that, not because it was untrue, but because no one in my theological circle submitted proof that it was true. This book is proof that Jesus Christ can be found in each book of the Old Testament. Therefore, Jesus Christ is available to become the subject of any book of the Bible if we take this approach to the Scriptures.What is the benefit of this approach? The Lord Jesus Christ becomes more precious to our souls as we encounter the varied facets of His Person. That should be enough, but now we can gain new insights into the Godhead and the inspired Word of God. This approach provides a fresh reason to study the Bible and a new direction in sermon and lesson preparation. Personal and family devotions are given new life in Christ. A fresh breeze blows across the pages of the Old Testament.The book is arranged for ease of use. Section One contains all the designations of Christ arranged alphabetically. Section Two contains all the physical aspects of Christ arranged alphabetically. Section Three is arranged by the mentions of Christ in each book of the Old Testament.Do you have your Bible? Do you have this book? Begin your journey seeking for ..".the unsearchable riches of Christ.
Author: Anthony Charles Garland
Release Date: 2007
A Commentary on the Book of Revelation - Volume 2 The author presents a detailed study of the Book of Revelation emphasizing prophetic themes from the rest of the Bible which find their fulfillment in Revelation. To understand this controversial book, the author explores the many connections between the visions seen by the Apostle John and previous prophetic revelation given to Old Testament prophets such as Daniel, Ezekiel, and others. It is the author's conviction that an understanding of related passages elsewhere in the Bible is the most important key to unlocking the bewildering variety of interpretations which often accompany the study of the last book of the Bible. The commentary is linked to a free companion internet course providing an additional 70 hours of audio instruction linked to almost 1,000 slides.
Author: Dennis A. Beard
Release Date: 2003-06-01
Enzo began writing poetry at the age of 18, and he continued writing as he pursued different occupations and careers. The poems are largely drawn from his own experiences and or observations. Enzo rejects the notion of many modern poets who say that good' poetry shouldn't rhyme, and although some of his doesn't rhyme, he insists that a rhyming poem shows that the words are put together in a much more painstaking way. "Prose is words in their best order; Poetry is the best words in their best order." Samuel Taylor Coleridge Topics range: From Introspection I don't know what it is about me, Sometimes, I just want to be free To Extroversion. You were destined to live with people, &nb
For anyone struggling to understand John s writings in Revelation, this book provides true, Biblically-based answers. Through detailed insight into the letters John wrote to seven churches of his day, you will learn how to avoid the inherent pitfalls of the first Adam mentality to overcome today's trials and tribulations. The more you understand the Book of Revelation, the more you will be disarmed of the fears, intimidations, rhetoric, and flood of information spewing from the dragon s mouth. This overflow of propaganda has kept the human family afraid to even read the Book of Revelation, when, in fact, it is the only book in the Bible that declares a built-in blessing to those who read and understand it.
Author: Walter Scott
Publisher: Irving Risch
Release Date: 2015-04-09
Principal Subjects. 1. Title and Character of the Book, The Divine Salutation The Glorious Vision of Christ, The Seven Churches, Threefold Division of the Book, 2. Addresses to the Seven Churches, Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea. Satan’s Throne and Dwelling Balaamism and Nicolaitanism, 3. Rewards to the Overcomer. The Seven Spirits and the Seven Stars, The Coming Hour of Trial, Christ Stands, Knocks, and Speaks, Third Division of the Apocalypse, 4. The Throne of the Eternal, Royal Authority of the Redeemed, The Living Creatures and their Worship, 5. The Throne and the Slain Lamb, The Seven-Sealed Book, The Intelligent Universe in Praise to God, 6. Opening of the First Six Seals, First — Sixth, (Seventh.) 7. Parenthetic Visions of Grace, Three Companies of Millennial Saints, Great Tribulation, 8. The First Four Trumpets, First — Fourth, (Fifth, Sixth.) 9. The Fifth and Sixth Trumpets, The Fallen Star or Personal Antichrist, The Number of the Avenging Hosts, 10. Descent of the Strong Angel — The Little Opened Book, Solemn Oath of the Angel, Recommencement of John’s Prophetic Ministry, 11. Jewish Testimony and the Seventh Trumpet, Jerusalem Trodden Down The World Kingdom of our Lord, 12. Events as God Views Them, The Woman and the Man-Child, Satan — His Names and Work, 13. The Two Beasts, Revival of the Roman Empire, The Number of the Beast, 666, 14. Sevenfold Intervention in Grace and Judgment, (1) Jewish Remnant Spared, (2) The Everlasting Gospel, (3) Fall of Babylon, (4) Worshippers of the Beast, (5) The Blessed Dead, (6) Harvest of the Earth, (7) The Vine of the Earth. 15. The Seven Vials, or Bowls of Wrath, The Victorious Martyred Company of Judah, Ministers of God’s Wrath equipped for Judgment, 16. The Seven Vials, etc. (Continued), First — Seventh. 17. Babylon and the Beast, The Great Harlot Described, 18. The Fall of Babylon. Lamentation on Earth, Triumph in Heaven, 19. The Marriage of the Lamb, The Judgment of the Rebellious Nations, The Conqueror and His Victorious Army, 20. The Millennium, and the Judgment of the Dead, The Reign with Christ, The Last Human Confederacy, Satan Cast into the Lake of Fire, 21. The Eternal State, and the Bride in Governmental and Millennial Splendour, A New Heaven and a New Earth, The City and its Glories, 22. Concluding Vision and Testimonies, The River and Tree of Life, “Surely I come quickly,”
It could be that the entirety of creation, seen and unseen, as well as the whole of the Bible have pivoted upon a moment if time, a single decision, one response. With the weight, the enormity of what lay before Him crashing upon His mind, Jesus Himself in the garden of Gethsemane the night of His betrayal, asked the Father to change the plan. "Take this cup away from Me", He prayed. We don't know how long that desire remained, but the next thing He said was indeed the fulcrum of God's universal reconciliation. He prayed, "Nevertheless, not My will, but Yours be done". The choice was so challenging for Him that the scriptures say His sweat became bloody. Yet, with His mind thus set, He continued on to the cross.
Author: Msgr. A. Robert Nusca
Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing
Release Date: 2018-06-30
That the Apocalypse of John is a “Revelation of Jesus Christ” (Rev 1:1) is a fact too often overlooked by interpreters of this last book of the Bible. As Msgr. A. Robert Nusca’s The Christ of the Apocalypse: Contemplating the Faces of Jesus in the Book of Revelation proposes, beyond predictions of earthquakes and falling stars, St. John articulates from start to finish a multifaceted and compelling portrait of Jesus Christ. Nusca offers an exegetical reading of selected verses of the Book of Revelation, incorporating rich spiritual and pastoral reflections. The Christ of the Apocalypse above all affirms that St. John’s God- and Christ-centered, symbolic universe offers our contemporary world a spiritual place to stand amid the shifting sands of postmodernity. As Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, writes in his Foreword, “Now, as in the first century, Christians face martyrdom, and those who are not called to die for Christ are called to live for Christ in a world which in many ways rejects the Gospel. More than ever, we need the apocalyptic vision, to have our own vision of reality clarified, and to be strengthened in our evangelical witness.”
Author: John F Walvoord
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Release Date: 2011-04-01
The book of Revelation has long fascinated and even confused readers and students of the Bible. Yet the Bible is written to be understood, and Revelation is no exception. Who better to help you understand the seals, trumpets, vials, woes, and plagues than John F. Walvoord, one of evangelicalism's most prominent leaders, and Mark Hitchcock, today's leading Bible prophecy expert? In this first in a renewed series of commentaries from Dr. Walvoord, he points out that much of the book's symbolism can be interpreted literally. At key points, different views and approaches to interpretation are explored. Walvoord devotes special attention to textual and doctrinal issues while avoiding technical language. Refined, updated with the English Standard Version (ESV), and streamlined, this classic text is set to help you interpret the last book of the Bible and gain a better grasp of current trends and the climax of history!
Author: Ray F. Robbins
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date: 2005-01-13
What New Testament book bewilders most Christians? Of course, the book of Revelation. Many people ignore it because it seems unreal and unrelated to Christian living. Others see it as a fascinating enigma, and they propose a variety of schemes to answer every symbolic reference. While fully aware of the various theories of interpretation, Dr. Robbins is primarily concerned in this book with clarifying what the writer was trying to say to his original readers. He provides a practical exposition with little attention given to critical problems. He feels that the basic message is timeless, full of hope and promise in every age. Here is fresh, clear light on a book that has been shrouded by extreme and sometimes fanatic interpreters.