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… Continue reading Remarks on scholarly commentaries
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… Continue reading Remarks on writings in the Scandinavian languages
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… Continue reading Remarks on structure
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… Continue reading Remarks on the Use of the Old Testament
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.
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.… Continue reading Remarks on symbolism
The entries marked Genre refer to works that are a part of the very important, but complex discussion of the problem of genre. Among the most influential works are the ones by the SBL Apocalypse Group, published in Semeia 14 (1979) and 36 (1986).
The entries marked language treat the problem of language of Revelation, including the discussion whether Revelation was dependent on or used the Greek or Hebrew Old Testament. There are, of course, many philological or linguistic analyses in quite many studies on Revelation, but to qualify for inclusion, the works must concentrate on these topics, not… Continue reading Remarks on the language of Revelation