This is a definitive commentary on the first five chapters of the Book of Revelation. David E. Aune's volume features an extensively annotated translation of the text along with illuminating insights into the variant readings and nuances of every significant word. A wide-ranging investigation of possible sources in the ancient cultural traditions reflected in the literature of the Hebrew Bible, Second Temple Judaism, and the wider ancient Near Eastern and Greco-Roman world is also included with the verse-by-verse commentary. Aune treats chapters 17--22 with painstaking detail, placing the book in its historical, textual, socio-literary, and theological contexts.David E. Aune is professor of Theology with specialties in New Testament and Christian Origins at Loyola University. He holds degrees from Wheaton Graduate School of Theology and the University of Minnesota. His Ph.D. is from the University of Chicago.
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