Charles, Revelation

Charles, R. H. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Revelation of St. John: With Introduction, Notes, and Indices, Also the Greek Text and English Translation. The International Critical Commentary. 1920. Reprint. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1985.

Charles’ commentary is generally highly valued, in particular for its philological information as well as its analyses of the relationship between Revelation and other ancient literature.

His literary-critical reconstructions, however, are quite arbitrary. Charles is often cited for his dictum that John wrote in Greek, but thought in Hebrew.

Parts of this commentary are now available online.

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