Revelation: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary (The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries)

Revelation: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary (The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries)


In this landmark remark, Craig R. Koester bargains a entire examine a strong and arguable early Christian textual content, the publication of Revelation. initially written for Christian groups in Asia Minor, Revelation depicts scenes of cosmic clash within which God, the author of the area, overcomes the forces of destruction and makes all issues new. This usually misunderstood component to the recent testomony time and again surprises readers by way of caution that judgment is drawing close, merely to break the visions of terror with messages of desire and redemption.
           
Koester offers richly textured descriptions of the book’s surroundings and language, making wide use of Greek and Latin inscriptions, classical texts, and old Jewish writings, together with the useless Sea Scrolls. whereas Revelation has frequently been considered as world-negating, this statement makes a speciality of its deep engagement with social, non secular, and fiscal concerns. It additionally addresses the book’s unstable background of interpretation and its cultural influence over the centuries. the result's a groundbreaking research that gives strong insights and units new instructions for the ongoing appreciation of this visionary non secular text.

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