Mealy, After the Thousand Years

Mealy, J. Webb: After the Thousand Years: Resurrection and Judgment in Revelation 20. (JSNT.SS 70). Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1992. 273 pp.

Mealy’s study is the first monograph on Revelation 20 since Bietenhard’s from 1955. Mealy argues in favour of a premillennial position, even though he, at first, seems to present arguments that to me (and, indeed, him) rather supports an atemporal millennialism.

Mealy proposes several new readings and points to some very important prima facie arguments which have not been recognised before Mealy.

Mealy’s study was a very important inspiration for my article on ‘the thousand years.’

Reviews (kindly provided by dr. Mealy)

  • Georg S. Adamsen, Revelation Resources [this page]
  • Gregory K. Beale, “Review Article: J. W. Mealy After the Thousand Years,” in: Evangelical Quarterly 66 (1994): 229-49
  • Ian Boxall, in: Biblical Interpretation: A Journal of Contemporary Approaches 1/2 (1993): 250
  • John M. Court, in: Journal of Theological Studies 44/1 (April 1993): 488
  • Charles E. Hill, in: Journal of Biblical Literature 14/1 (Spring 1995): 169-72
  • Martin Karrer, in: Theologische Literaturzeitung 118/10 (1993): cols. 836-38
  • Russell Morton, in: Catholic Biblical Quarterly 55 (1993): 595-96
  • Steve Moyise, in: Anvil 10/2 (1993): 164.
  • Mathias Rissi, in: Interpretation (Jan. 1994): 102-103
  • D.S. Russell, in: Expository Times 104/5 (February 1993): (155-)156
  • John Sweet, in: Theological Book Review 6/1 (October 1993): 20.

See also the abstracts in New Testament Abstracts 38/2 (1994), 307; Theology Digest 40/2 (Summer 1993), 174.

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