Wilson, The Victor Sayings

Wilson, Mark Wayne. The Victor Sayings in the Book of Revelation. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2007. 294 pp. Paperback This volume is based on the author’s Ph.D.-thesis (see abstract here). Wilson analyses this very important motif that also is also of great importance for the overall interpretation of Revelation’s message and purpose. The… Continue reading Wilson, The Victor Sayings

David L. Barr, The Apocalypse as Oral Enactment

Barr, David Lawrence. “The Apocalypse of John As Oral Enactment.” Interpretation 40 (1986): 243-56. “The original audience encountered (Apoc) as an aural experience (1:3) and that experience determined both the way the Apoc. was structured and the meaning the auditors found in it.” Quoted from Wood, Structure, p. 13 n. 37.

Darin M. Wood, The Structure of the Apocalypse

Dr. Darin M. Wood has written a helpful and well-documented essay on the structure(s) of Revelation (2006). I noticed one or two minor mistakes. Wood ascribes the recapitulation theory to Joachim of Fiore and cites Wainwright, Mysterious Apocalypse, p. 51. However, according to Wainwright (p. 35), the recapitulation theory was used by Victorinus and formulated… Continue reading Darin M. Wood, The Structure of the Apocalypse

Bornkamm, Zur Komposition

Bornkamm, Günther. “Die Komposition der apokalyptischen Visionen in der Offenbarung Johannis.” Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft 36 (1937): 132-149. Reprinted in Studien zu Antike und Christentum: Gesammelte Aufsätze II, 204-22. Beiträge zur evangelischen Theologie, 28. 3rd ed. München: Chr. Kaiser Verlag, 1970. Bornkamm’s article is an important, but, unfortunately, rarely used essay about the composition… Continue reading Bornkamm, Zur Komposition

Pattemore, Souls Under the Altar

Pattemore, Stephen W. Souls Under the Altar: Relevance Theory and the Discourse Structure of Revelation. UBS Monographs Series, vol. 9. New York: United Bible Societies, 2003. xiii + 241. More to follow …

Siew, The War Between the Two Beats and the Two Witnesses

Siew, Antoninus King Wai. The War Between the Two Beasts and the Two Witnesses: A Chiastic Reading of Revelation 11:1-14:5 . Library of New Testament studies, 283. London; New York: T&T Clark, 2005. xiv + 331 pp. Siew argues that the concept of chiasm should be employed in the analysis of the structure of Revelation… Continue reading Siew, The War Between the Two Beats and the Two Witnesses

Beale, Use of the OT

Beale, Gregory K. John’s Use of the Old Testament in Revelation. Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series, no. 166. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999. 443 pp. A standard-setting study published in the early 1999. The volume includes the following chapters that, for some parts, are reprints or revisions of earlier publications.… Continue reading Beale, Use of the OT

Bauckham, Climax of Prophecy

Bauckham, Richard: The Climax of Prophecy. Studies on the Book of Revelation. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1993. xviii + 550 pp. This book is closely connected with Bauckham’s Theology and sometimes provides the arguments or more detailed arguments to the views in The Theology, sometimes extends or develops arguments in depth. Bauckham knows other… Continue reading Bauckham, Climax of Prophecy