Remarks on scholarly commentaries

The commentaries included in the category Scholarly commentaries are either scholarly (i.e., written for scholars and serious students) or written by scholars and with a specific, valuable view on Revelation or one of the topics discussed on Revelation Resources.

Although it is hardly possible to rank commentaries objectively, I would suggest that some commentaries should be consulted more unhesitatingly than others. Comments are welcome!

Of the most recent commentaries I would mention:

Two commentaries with a focus on the history of interpretation are recommended (in chronological order):

I would also suggest the following commentaries (in chronological order):

Many – especially German – scholars were and are Lutherans. Some seem to be more distinctively Lutheran than others. I would mention the following:

  • R. C. H. Lenski, The Interpretation of St. John’s Revelation (1935; repr. 2001)
  • Eduard Lohse, Die Offenbarung des Johannes (1960; 8th ed. 1993)
  • Martin H. Franzmann, The Revelation to John (1968; 2nd. 1978; repr. 1986)
  • Siegbert W. Becker, Revelation: The Distant Triumph Song (1985)
  • Gerhard A. Krodel, Revelation (1989)
  • Louis A. Brighton, Revelation (1999)

Any comments?

5 comments

  1. Biguzzi’s new commentary (2005) is in Italian, and I am not very good at Italian. Perhaps I need a guest reviewer on that one?

    I haven’t noticed the second edition of Prigent’s commentary. Thank you.

    The details are:

    1) Prigent, Pierre. L’Apocalypse de Saint Jean. Rev. and exp. ed. Commentaire du Nouveau Testament, 14. Genève: Labor et Fides, 2000. 507 pp.

    2) Biguzzi, Giancarlo. Apocalisse: nuova versione, introduzione e commento. Vol. 20 of I Libri BibliciMilano: Paoline, 2005. 476 pp.

  2. Surprised you don’t have E. B. Allo, l’Apocalypse Saint Jean, (Paris: Gabalda, 1933) who is excellent on the grammar.
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    R. E. Aguirre
    Regulafide.blogspot.com

    1. Your are right. However, it will be added some time in the future. It is sitting on my desk waiting for me …

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