Remarks on structure

The entries marked structure deal with the problem of structure, one of the more controversial, but also important issues as regards the interpretation of Revelation. This issue has two aspects: First, the question of the textual organisation of Revelation (i.e. its “outline”), and, second, the relationship between the text and the events to which the… Continue reading Remarks on structure

Gregg, Four views

Gregg, Steve. Revelation: Four Views: a Parallel Commentary. Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1997. xv + 528 pp. Also available electronically from Logos Bible Software. A handy commentary that offers a running comparison of four basic approaches to the interpreation of Revelation: Historicist (church-historical), preterist (contemporary-historical), futurist (prophetic, eschatological, parousian), and spiritual (idealist, symbolic, existential).… Continue reading Gregg, Four views

Hendriksen, More Than Conquerors

Hendriksen, William. More Than Conquerors. 1940. Reprint. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Book House, 1997. Among the many issues that Hendriksen discusses in his 40+ page introduction, is the composition of Revelation. As regards the relations between the text and what it narrates, Hendriksen argues in favour of the recapitulationist view of the composition of Revelation,… Continue reading Hendriksen, More Than Conquerors

Remarks on the Use of the Old Testament

This topic deals with the relationship between the Old Testament and Revelation and of methodological considerations concerning this problem. Those commentaries that treat this topic in a systematic way will be listed. A special area of research within this topic is the question of typology, which therefore has its own topic (or category). The problem… Continue reading Remarks on the Use of the Old Testament