Dr. Loren L. Johns’s The Apocalypse of John lists many resources, including a number of articles written by Johns himself. See also his Apocalypticism and Millennialism: A Select Bibliography for Research. He also includes a section on Revelation in art, and a page with resources about Patmos (currently with some obsolete links). Dr. Johns’s Curriculum… Continue reading Loren L. Johns
Trebilco, Paul R. The Early Christians in Ephesus: From Paul to Ignatius. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2004. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans Publishing, 2007. Reprinted from the German edition, published as vol. 166 of WUNT, 2nd series. xxiv + 826 pp. Rick Brannan at ricoblog made me aware of this monumental, somewhat expensive (see below), and really… Continue reading Trebilco, The Early Christians in Ephesus
Yamauchi, Edwin M.: The Archaeology of New Testament Cities in Western Asia Minor. London; Glasgow: Pickering & Inglis, 1980. 180 pp. A reprint, “New Testament Cities in Western Asia Minor: Light from Archaeology on Cities of Paul and the Seven Churches of Revelation” is published by Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2003. 180 pp. Book written… Continue reading Yamauchi, Archaeology
Millar, Fergus The Roman Near East. 31 B.C. – A.D. 337. Cambridge, Mass., 1994. Paperback edition 1995. 624 pp. This work by one of the most learned scholars and experts on ancient Rome is a valuable investigation of the history of the Roman Near East from 31 B.C. to A.D. 337. Reviewed by Tony Keen… Continue reading Millar, Roman Near East
Trebilco, Paul R. Jewish Communities in Asia Minor. Cambridge etc.: CUP, 1991. A new second edition: 2006. 346 pp. This book, based on Trebilco’s dissertation, describes throughout 330 pages the various aspects of the Jewish communities in Asia. This study is important because Revelation shows that the relationship between Christians and Jews were not necessarily… Continue reading Trebilco, Jewish Communities in Asia Minor
Price, Simon R.F. Rituals and Power. The Roman imperial cult in Asia Minor. Cambridge; London; New York: CUP, 1984. 32o pp. This dissertation is written by one of the worlds leading scholars on the topic of imperial cult, Dr. Simon Price. This book is the starting point, if you want to understand the imperial cult.… Continue reading Price, Rituals and Power
Ancient Asia Minor naturally attracts the attention of the student of Revelation, as it mentions seven cities. The topic Asia Minor deals with various aspects, including its history, archaeology, sociology and geography. The topic of persecutions and imperial cult have their own topics or categories.
This topic deals with works who treat the themes of persecutions and the imperial cult with or without reference to Revelation. Although some scholars have uttered their disagreement, until recently few Revelation scholars have doubted that there were imperially initiated severe persecutions in Asia which was the primary reason for Revelation. Now, however, several scholars… Continue reading Remarks on persecutions and the imperial cult