Revelation : a new translation with introduction and commentary / Craig R. Koester.

Contributor(s): Koester, Craig R, 1953-
Material type: TextTextSeries: Bible: v. 38A.Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2014]Description: xiii, 881 pages ; 25 cmISBN: 9780300144888; 0300144881; 9780300216912; 0300216912Uniform titles: Bible. Revelation. English. Koester. 2014. Subject(s): Bible. Revelation -- CommentariesLOC classification: BS192.2 .A1 1964 G3 Vol. 38A
Contents:
Secondary sources -- Greek and Latin authors -- Jewish and early Christian texts -- Inscriptions and papyri -- Revelation : a translation -- Introduction -- I. History of interpretation and influence -- II. Historical issues -- III. Social setting of Revelation -- IV. Literary aspects -- V. Rhetorical aspects -- VI. Text of Revelation -- Bibliography -- 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) -- Conclusion to the book (22:6-21) -- Index of modern authors -- Index of subjects.
Summary: "In this landmark commentary, Craig R. Koester offers a comprehensive look at a powerful and controversial early Christian text, the book of Revelation. The author 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. Rather than viewing Revelation as world-negating, Koester focuses on its deep engagement with social, religious, and economic issues while addressing the book's volatile history of interpretation. The result is a groundbreaking study that provides bold new insights and sets new directions for the continued appreciation of this text."--Publisher's website.
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NT Book Study: Revelation


Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Secondary sources -- Greek and Latin authors -- Jewish and early Christian texts -- Inscriptions and papyri -- Revelation : a translation -- Introduction -- I. History of interpretation and influence -- II. Historical issues -- III. Social setting of Revelation -- IV. Literary aspects -- V. Rhetorical aspects -- VI. Text of Revelation -- Bibliography -- 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) -- Conclusion to the book (22:6-21) -- Index of modern authors -- Index of subjects.

"In this landmark commentary, Craig R. Koester offers a comprehensive look at a powerful and controversial early Christian text, the book of Revelation. The author 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. Rather than viewing Revelation as world-negating, Koester focuses on its deep engagement with social, religious, and economic issues while addressing the book's volatile history of interpretation. The result is a groundbreaking study that provides bold new insights and sets new directions for the continued appreciation of this text."--Publisher's website.

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