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 […]
Hendriksen, William. More Than Conquerors. 1940. Reprint. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Book House, 1997. Among the many issues that Hendriksen discusses in his 40+ page introduction, is the composition of Revelation. As regards the relations between the text and what it narrates, Hendriksen argues in favour of the recapitulationist view of the composition of Revelation, […]
Adamsen, Georg S. “Fortælleteknikker i Johannes’ Åbenbaring” (PDF-format). Upubliceret foredrag holdt ved Forum for Bibelen som litteratur i København d. 3. marts 2001. Artiklen giver for det første en række eksempler på, hvordan Johannes benytter en fortælleteknik, hvor det samme fortælles flere gange med flere og flere informationer. Det drøftes, hvilken betydning disse iagttagelser har […]
Adamsen, Georg S. Parousia and Paraenesis: The Parousia Motif and Its Paraenetic Use in the Book of the Revelation. Dr.theol. thesis, Norwegian Lutheran School of Theology, Oslo (Det teologiske Menighetsfakultetet, Oslo), 2001/2002. The Norwegian Lutheran School of Theology in Oslo, Norway, (http://www.mf.no) has accepted the 369 page dissertation Parousia and Paraenesis: The Parousia Motif and […]
Giblin, Charles H. The Book of Revelation: The Open Book of Prophecy. Good News Studies, 34. Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press, 1991. 213 pp. Giblin’s commentary develops the use of the holy war-imagery in Revelation and also pays great attention to structure. An important commentary (despite its modest size).
Michaels, J. Ramsey. Revelation. IVP.NTC 20. Downers Grove, IL; Leicester, UK: InterVarsity Press, 1997. 265 pp. Professor Michaels has written a commentary well worth the reading. One interesting contribution is the analysis of the structure of Revelation. Michaels argues, as do others, that the so-called interlude in chapter 7 is not really an interlude. This […]
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 […]
Just – Outlines Professor Felix Just has compiled some five different proposals of Revelation outlines as well as given his own. This is a good on-line place to start. See here.