Bock (ed.), Three Views on the Millennium

Blaising, Craig A., Kenneth L. Gentry, and Robert B. Strimple. Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond. Edited by Darrell L. Bock. Counterpoints: Exploring Theology. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 1999. 330 pp. As usual for the Counterpoints series, the proponent of each view sets forth his case in a rather lengthy essay. Responses from the… Continue reading Bock (ed.), Three Views on the Millennium

Mealy, After the Thousand Years

Mealy, J. Webb: After the Thousand Years: Resurrection and Judgment in Revelation 20. (JSNT.SS 70). Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1992. 273 pp. Mealy’s study is the first monograph on Revelation 20 since Bietenhard’s from 1955. Mealy argues in favour of a premillennial position, even though he, at first, seems to present arguments that to me… Continue reading Mealy, After the Thousand Years

Hoekema, The Bible and the Future

Hoekema, Anthony A. The Bible and the Future . 1979. Reprint. Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1994. xi + 354 pp. This is one of the classic works defending amillennialism (realised amillennialism). The book is divided in two parts. The first part deals with Inaugurated Eschatology, the second part with Future Eschatology. Some… Continue reading Hoekema, The Bible and the Future

Riddlebarger, A Case for Amillennialism

Riddlebarger, Kim. A Case for Amillennialism: Understanding the End Times. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Books; Leicester, England: Inter-Varsity Press, 2003. 271 pp. Dr. Riddlebarger provides definitions of key terminology and overviews of various viewpoints and related biblical themes. Riddlebarger discussed Revelation 20 (pp. 195-228) and a number of other passages of relevance. Riddlebarger also outlines… Continue reading Riddlebarger, A Case for Amillennialism

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

Brown, Introduction to the NT

Brown, R. E. An Introduction to the New Testament. The Anchor Bible Reference Literature. New York: Doubleday, 1997. The late Professor Brown’s introduction, about 45 pages long, is well-written. “Rev is widely popular for the wrong reasons,” Brown states and gives some examples. As usual, Brown’s results are summarised in a box: “Summary of Basic… Continue reading Brown, Introduction to the NT

Hill, Regnum caelorum

Hill, Charles E. Regnum caelorum: Patterns of Future Hope in Early Christianity. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992. xviii + 236 pp. Hill, Charles E. Regnum Caelorum: Patterns of Millennial Thought in Early Christianity. , 2nd ed. Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2001. xx + 324 pp. In the first edition of his book, a… Continue reading Hill, Regnum caelorum