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

Wainwright, Mysterious Apocalypse

Wainwright, Arthur William. Mysterious Apocalypse: Interpreting the Book of Revelation. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1993. 293 pages, bibliography, indices and 35 pages with notes. Reprint. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock publishers, 2001. This very well-written and well researched book contains three parts, the first of which treats “The Millennium and History”. It depends on first hand… Continue reading Wainwright, Mysterious Apocalypse

Maier, Johannesoffenbarung

Maier, Gerhard. Die Johannesoffenbarung und die Kirche. (WUNT, 25). Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr, 1981. This book with more than 600 pages is one of the most profound studies of the history of interpretation of Revelation. It thesis is that the chiliastic interpretation is the correct one, and it follows the debate between chiliasts and anti-chiliasts throughout… Continue reading Maier, Johannesoffenbarung

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

Bauer, Messiasreich

Bauer, Thomas Johann. Das tausendjährige Messiasreich der Johannesoffenbarung: Eine literarkritische Studie zu Offb 19,11-21,8 . Beiheft zur Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft und die Kunde der älteren Kirche, 148. Berlin; New York: W. de Gruyter, 2007. xi + 442 pp. €98.00 This book, based on the author’s Giessen-thesis, outlines the reception history of Rev 20:1-10… Continue reading Bauer, Messiasreich

Remarks on the ‘thousand-year’ problem

Introduction The interpretation of the ‘thousand-year’ text in Revelation 20:1-10 (more precisely in verses 2-7) has lead to a flood of literature on this topic. The various views exist in many different versions, and there is hardly two substantial works that agree on all aspects. This ‘thousand-year’ problem is part of the larger issue of… Continue reading Remarks on the ‘thousand-year’ problem

Skovgaard-Petersen, Biblens Krone

Skovgaard-Petersen, C. Biblens Krone: Hovedlinjer i Johannes’ Aabenbaring. København: Lohse, 1941 (2. opl.) Denne sag på 162 sider er en populær kommentar til Johannes’ Åbenbaring skrevet under eller lige op til 1. verdenskrig, hvor interessen for Johannes’ Åbenbaring fik et opsving (See more on professor Fredrik Torm). Skovgaard-Petersen udvikler i denne kommentar bl.a., hvordan der… Continue reading Skovgaard-Petersen, Biblens Krone