Porter, Stanley E.: ”The Language of the Apocalypse in Recent Discussion” in: NTS 35 (1989) 582-603. -: “Another Look at the Language of the Apocalypse” in: Abstracts AAR & SBL Annual Meeting 1987 (Scholars Press, Atlanta 1987), pp. 217-218. Porter discusses some recent contributions including the one by S. Thompson (Thompson, Semitic Syntax). He argues… Continue reading Porter, Two articles on language
Moyise, Steve. “The Language of the Old Testament in the Apocalypse.” JSNT, no. 76 (2000): 97-113. This is an excellent article by Dr. Moyise. Combining the evidence of, among others, R. H. Charles and H. B. Swete, in their commentaries, he argues that John was acquainted not only with the Hebrew OT, but also with… Continue reading Moyise, Language
Müller, Ulrich B.: Prophetie und Predigt im Neuen Testament: Formgeschichtliche Untersuchungen zur urchristlichen Prophetie. Studien zum Neuen Testament, vol. 10. Gütersloh: Gerd Mohn, 1975. This Habilitationsschrift (doctoral dissertation) is one of the most important investigations of the problem of prophecy and preaching in the NT where the second part (pp. 47-107) is a detailed analysis… Continue reading Müller, Prophetie und Predigt
Mazzaferri, F.D.: The Genre of the Book of Revelation from a Source-critical Perspective . Beiheft zur Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft und die Kunde der älteren Kirche, 54. Berlin: de Gruyter, 1989. 486 pp. This dissertation builds on the research carried out by a number of scholars from the International Colloquium and the SBL Apocalypse… Continue reading Mazzaferri, Genre
Hellholm, David. “The Problem of Apocalyptic Genre and the Apocalypse of John.” Society of Biblical Literature Seminar Papers 21 (1982): 157-98. See also the same article in Semeia, no. 36 (1986): 13-64. Hellholm, David. Das Visionenbuch des Hermas als Apokalypse. Coniectanea Biblica, New Testament Series 13: 1. Lund: CWK Gleeup, 1980. Hellholm, David. “Methodological Reflections… Continue reading David Hellholm’s works
Collins, John Joseph. “Introduction: Towards the Morphology of a Genre.” Semeia, no. 14 (1979): 1-20. This is the standard article that introduced, first, the working definition of the SBL Genre study group and, second, the articles contained within the same issue of Semeia. It was later enhanced, on the basis of the work of David… Continue reading Collins, Morphology of a Genre
Aune, David Edward. “The Apocalypse of John and the Problem of Genre.” One of the influential articles, especially with regard to the enhancement of the definition of the apocalypse genre.
Gentry, Kenneth L., Jr.: Before Jerusalem Fell. Dating the Book of Revelation. Tyler, TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1989. Repr. 1997. Dr. Gentry’s dissertation (now available in the second printing) is a very detailed study of the problem of dating Revelation. Dr. Gentry argues that the late, Domitianic dating is wrong and that an early dating should be preferred.