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 […]
This topic includes references to on-line material or written contributions in the Scandinavian languages (Danish, Norwegian and Swedish) that are either scholarly of nature or written by scholars. See the individual posts and/or “Danish writings on Revelation,” “Norwegian writings on Revelation,” and “[Swedish post to follow]” for more information. Theses In his thesis, Christ the […]
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 […]
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 […]
This topic refers to various studies which, while analysing various aspects of Revelation, employ ancient or modern rhetorical theory. As with alle the other topics, suggestions or contributions are welcome.
Revelation uses many Christological titles, such as ‘Christ’ and ‘one like a son of man’. Revelation also describes Christ in a number of ways that scholars have tried to isolate, describe and determine the background of. My own position is that the titles and imagery employed have their origins in the OT and in the […]
There are relatively few studies of the relationship between Revelation and the rest of the NT. More research is called for. A lot of complicated issues are involved, such as dating, authorship, the origins of the New Testament writings, and methodology. It is disputed whether John makes use of other NT writings. There is, however, […]
The issue of symbolism in Revelation is one of the most complicated problems. It is often stated that consistency cannot be expected in an apocalyptic writing. Furthermore, there is considerable disagreement as to whether several texts should be understood “literally” or “symbolic”. Moreover, the proper context of the various symbols is often determined quite differently. […]