This writing by John is the strangest and most puzzling literature in the New Testament. It is a work that teases and tantalizes the imagination; a work that often obscures as much as it reveals. Yet if Revelation is the most enigmatic of the New Testament writings, it is also one of the most powerful. It challenges its readers to be faithful servants of God, demanding unswerving loyalty to the God "who is, who was, and who is to come." John's visions contain strong words of warning and judgment. At the same time, Revelation presents a message of comfort, offering images of hope and assurance in the midst of uncertainty and despair.
This commentary, part of the Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary series, uses a three-fold format for each section of the biblical text: (1) a commentary section containing critical analysis and interpretation; (2) a section that makes connections between the text and the modern reader by suggesting contemporary applications; and (3) special interest material related to the text. Also included is a CD-ROM containing all the text and images of the volume in a searchable format.
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