Revelation : A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary / Craig R. Koester.
- New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 
- The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries
1 online resource (928 p.)
- In English.
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- In this landmark commentary, Craig R. Koester offers a comprehensive look at a powerful and controversial early Christian text, the book of Revelation. Originally written for Christian communities in Asia Minor, Revelation depicts scenes of cosmic conflict in which God, the creator of the world, overcomes the forces of destruction and makes all things new. This often misunderstood portion of the New Testament repeatedly surprises readers by warning that judgment is imminent, only to interrupt the visions of terror with messages of hope and redemption. Koester provides richly textured descriptions of the book's setting and language, making extensive use of Greek and Latin inscriptions, classical texts, and ancient Jewish writings, including the Dead Sea Scrolls. While Revelation has often been viewed as world-negating, this commentary focuses on its deep engagement with social, religious, and economic issues. It also addresses the book's volatile history of interpretation and its cultural impact over the centuries. The result is a groundbreaking study that provides powerful insights and sets new directions for the continued appreciation of this visionary religious text.
Illustrations, Maps, and Tables
Revelation: a Translation
Introduction to the Book
I. History of Interpretation and Influence
II. Historical Issues
III. Social Setting of Revelation
IV. Literary Aspects
V. Rhetorical Aspects
VI. Text of Revelation
Notes and comments
Title and Introduction to the Book
First Cycle: Christ and the Seven Assemblies (1:9-3:22)
Second Cycle: The Seven Seals (4:1-8:5)
Third Cycle: The Seven Trumpets (8:6-11:18)
Fourth Cycle: The Dragon, the Beasts, and the Faithful (11:19-15:4)
Fifth Cycle: The Seven Bowls and the Fall of Babylon (15:5-19:10)
Sixth Cycle: From the Beast's Demise to New Jerusalem (19:11-22:5)
Index of Modern Authors
Index of Subjects
- Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 29. Feb 2020)
- De Gruyter.
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- De Gruyter University Press Library.
- Publisher Number:
- 10.12987/9780300211030 doi
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- Restricted for use by site license.
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