5 Best Books on Revelation - Jim Shaddix - LifeWay LeadershipCheck out the rest of our best books lists. John wrote Revelation to encourage believers who were experiencing intense persecution. He reminded them that the glory of God ultimately would be revealed through the victorious reign of Christ over everybody and everything for all time! Obviously, there is a breadth of interpretive lenses through which evangelicals look at the book of Revelation. Regardless of our particular eschatological persuasion, we can learn from a variety of people who have studied the book diligently.
Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Revelation
It occupies a central place in Christian eschatology. Its title is derived from the first word of the text, written in Koine Greek : apokalypsis , meaning "unveiling" or "revelation" before title pages and titles, books were commonly known by the incipit , their first words, as is also the case of the Hebrew Five Books of Moses or Torah. The Book of Revelation is the only apocalyptic document in the New Testament canon although there are short apocalyptic passages in various places in the Gospels and the Epistles. The only extended apocalyptic passage in the Old Testament is in the Book of Daniel. The author names himself in the text as "John", but his precise identity remains a point of academic debate. The bulk of traditional sources date the book to the reign of the Roman emperor Domitian AD 81—96 , and the evidence tends to confirm this. The book spans three literary genres: the epistolary , the apocalyptic , and the prophetic.
John saw many strange monsters in his vision, he saw no creature so wild as one of his own commentators.
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Series Introduction: I live in a small house. I work in a small office in a small church. For those reasons and others I will never have a huge library. When I add a book I almost always remove a book, a practice that allows me to focus on quality over quantity. Over the past couple of years I have focused on building a collection of commentaries that will include only the best volumes on each book of the Bible. I studied them and then began my collection on the basis of what the experts told me.
Commentators differ on many basic issues, from the structure of the book recapitulation, chronological ordering, telescoping, etc. All of these differences and more mean that it is very rare for someone to find a commentary on Revelation with which they agree on every point. I cannot point to a single commentary with which I agree entirely. I have found very helpful material in a number of commentaries that approach the book from a different perspective than my own. I have merely listed five that I regularly consult for different reasons. They are not by any means the only five commentaries a student of Scripture should consult. Stephen S.