Farrer, Austin: The Revelation of St. John the Divine: Commentary on the English Text. Oxford: Clarendon, 1964. Reprint. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2005. 242 pp. Farrer interprets John as a rabbinic preacher seeking “new inspiration by drawing old texts into fresh combinations” (p. 30) and thinks that OT was authoritative for John. If… Continue reading Farrer, Revelation
Zahn, Theodor. Die Offenbarung des Johannes ausgelegt. Leipzig: Deichert, 1924-1926; reprint, Wuppertal: R. Brockhaus Verlag, 1986. vi + 633 pp. This work deserves a detailed presentation. It is an erudite commentary that presents material and insights hardly found elsewhere. Zahn provides a detailed overview of the history of interpretation.
Witherington, Ben, III. Revelation. New Cambridge Bible commentary. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. xviii + 306. Witherington brings the socio-rhetorical approach, pioneered by Vernon K. Robbins, to Revelation. This volume opens the NCBC series which is edited by Witherington himself. It is crucial to Witherington’s approach that the socio-historical situation is determined as accurately as… Continue reading Witherington, Revelation
Osborne, Grant R. Revelation. Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Book House, 2002. xx + 869 pp. Grant R. Osborne is professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He has also written on Biblical hermeutics (The Hermeneutical Spiral). The 50 page conservative introduction is followed… Continue reading Osborne, Revelation
Hoeksema, Herman. Behold, He Cometh! An Exposition of the Book of Revelation. 2nd ed., with addition of Scripture and subject indexes. Ed. Homer C. Hoeksema. Grandville, Michigan: Reformed Free Publishing Association, 2000. xvii + 722 pp. An on-line version is available at SpindleWorks. The commentary of pastor and professor Herman Hoeksema originally appeared as a… Continue reading Hoeksema, Behold, He Cometh!
Thomas, Robert L.: Revelation 1-7. Chicago: Moody, 1992 & Revelation 8-22. Chicago: Moddy, 1995. xxviii + 524 & xv + 690 pp. This two-volume commentary (524 + 690 pages) is a rather detailed interpretation with a special emphasis on providing an eschatological interpretation. Many interesting and refreshing observations may be found in this commentary which,… Continue reading Thomas, Revelation (2 volumes)
Aune, David E.: Revelation 1-5 . WBC 52A. Waco, TX: Word, 1997.-: Revelation 6-16 . WBC 52B. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1998.-: Revelation 17-22 . WBC 52C. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1998. Vol. 1 of this commentary features a more than 200 pages introduction covering everything from textual criticism to the langugage of Revelation in more detail… Continue reading Aune, Revelation (3 volumes)
Roloff, Jürgen: Die Offenbarung des Johannes. (Zürcher Bibelkommentare). Zürich: Theologischer Verlag Zürich, 1987 (= 1984). 219 pp.-: The Revelation of John. Continental Commentaries. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1993. Hardcover. 288 pp. Roloff’s commentary is a valuable commentary with a register, a rather short bibliography and a quite short but good introduction. The Table of Contents of… Continue reading Roloff, Offenbarung