The commentaries included in the category Scholarly commentaries are either scholarly (i.e., written for scholars and serious students) or written by scholars and with a specific, valuable view on Revelation or one of the topics discussed on Revelation Resources. Although it is hardly possible to rank commentaries objectively, I would suggest that some commentaries should […]
This topic includes references to on-line material or written contributions in the Scandinavian languages (Danish, Norwegian and Swedish) that are either scholarly of nature or written by scholars. See the individual posts and/or “Danish writings on Revelation,” “Norwegian writings on Revelation,” and “[Swedish post to follow]” for more information. Theses In his thesis, Christ the […]
The entries marked structure deal with the problem of structure, one of the more controversial, but also important issues as regards the interpretation of Revelation. This issue has two aspects: First, the question of the textual organisation of Revelation (i.e. its “outline”), and, second, the relationship between the text and the events to which the […]
This topic deals with the relationship between the Old Testament and Revelation and of methodological considerations concerning this problem. Those commentaries that treat this topic in a systematic way will be listed. A special area of research within this topic is the question of typology, which therefore has its own topic (or category). The problem […]
This topic refers to various studies which, while analysing various aspects of Revelation, employ ancient or modern rhetorical theory. As with alle the other topics, suggestions or contributions are welcome.
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 […]
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.
Eschatology – the teaching on the Second coming of Christ, the temporary state of the dead (cf. Hill, Regnum caelorum), the resurrection of the dead, and the Last Judgment – plays a major role in the interpretation of Revelation, either positively as a specific and usually central topic or negatively in that it is denied […]