Ryken, L., J. C. Wilhoit, and T. Longman III. Dictionary of Biblical Imagery. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1998.
This dictionary is a very helpful tool for the understanding not only of Revelation, but of the whole Bible. It contains more than a thousand two-column pages filled with surveys of biblical imagery, symbols, archetypes, etc. Although the entries too often ignore Revelation, they are nevertheless helpful because they describe the OT use of the imagery. Most, if not all, of the symbolism of Revelation can – and should – be explained on the basis of the OT. (28 Dec 1998)