Krodel, Gerhard A.: Revelation. Augsburg Commentary on the NT. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Augsburg, 1989. This 391 page commentary written by an American Lutheran is a favorite of mine. Krodel has provided a very good introduction where he shows himself to be more than familiar with recent scholarship, both American, English and German. The commentary is well… Continue reading Krodel, Revelation
Kraft, Heinrich. Die Offenbarung des Johannes. (HNT, 16a). Tübingen: Mohr, 1974. Kraft is one of the strongest proponents for the influence of the OT. According to Kraft OT is the only source John uses: “Die alttestamentliche Prophetie ist die einzige Quelle, auf die er sich bei seinen Weisungen stützt” (p. 16). Furthermore, Kraft thinks that… Continue reading Kraft, Offenbarung
Keener, Craig S.: Revelation: From Biblical Text to Contemporary Life. (The NIV Application Commentary). Zondervan Publishing House: Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2000. This 576 page commentary features 20+ page introduction, an outline, an annotated bibiography (although the comments are not always especially helpful), a Scripture index, Subject and Author indices, and nothing less than a 16… Continue reading Keener, Revelation
Giesen, Heinz. Die Offenbarung des Johannes. Regensburger NT. Regensburg: Verlag Friedrich Pustet, 1997. Giesen, a Catholic Professor of the NT, has written an extremely well-researched commentary. The 562 pages is replete with research surveys, excursuses, and detailed discussions. Many of the discussions has been published as major articles at least since 1981/1982. Martyrdom is a… Continue reading Giesen, Offenbarung
Fiorenza, Elisabeth Schüssler: Revelation. Vision of a just World. Edinburgh: T&& Clark, 1993 (= Augsburg Fortress 1991). Fiorenza’s 150 page commentary contains an index of scriptural passages and a bibliography and three parts: Introduction, Commentary and a part about Theo-Ethical Rhetoric. Although I personally and many others with me do not agree with Fiorenza’s liberation… Continue reading Fiorenza, Revelation
Charles, R. H. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Revelation of St. John: With Introduction, Notes, and Indices, Also the Greek Text and English Translation. The International Critical Commentary. 1920. Reprint. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1985. Charles’ commentary is generally highly valued, in particular for its philological information as well as its analyses… Continue reading Charles, Revelation
Brütsch, C. Die Offenbarung Jesu Christi: Johannes-Apokalypse. 3 vols. Zürcher Bibelkommentare, NT. 2nd ed. Zürich: Zwingli Verlag, 1970. The force of Brütsch’s three-volume commentary is its wealth of information gathered from a large number of other works. Sometimes, however, it is poorly referenced and it must therefore be used with caution. (August 4th, 1999).
Beale, G. K. The Book of Revelation: A Commentary on the Greek Text. New International Greek Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdsmans Publishing, 1999. Beale’s commentary, a 1200+ page commentary, is probably the most interesting commentary published for several decades. It features a lengthy introduction covering among other things a discussion of the… Continue reading Beale, Book of Revelation