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Revelation: Continental Commentaries

Author: 
Jürgen Roloff (Author) John E. Alsup (Translator) James S. Currie (Translator)
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Description

ISBN: 
9780800696504
Price: 
$29.50
Release date: 
June 22, 1993
Pages: 
288
Width: 
9.56
Height: 
7

Endorsements

"Roloff has produced an intrepretation of the Revelation of John that can be certain to gain the special interest of theologians because of his . . . emphasis on the Christological starting-point of Revelation and the perspective that this discloses for the Christian community."
-- Hans-Friedrich Weiss

"In this commentary, one catches the Revelator's vision of eternity ablaze with promise and expectation of accountability in the bleakness of the present. May this book find many who are willing to dialog with the Revelator."
-- Frederick Danker

Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations


INTRODUCTION

History of Influence
Apocalyptic and Apocalypses
Revelation – an Early Christian Apocalypse?
The Epistolary Character of Revelation
Author and Original Situation
Language and Style
Tradition and Interpretation
Regarding and Challenge of Interpretation
Structure and Organization

COMMENTARY

Foreword
Epistolary Opening
Commissioning Vision
The Seven Circular Letters
To the Church in Ephesus
To the Church in Smyrna
To the Church in Pergamum
To the Church in Thyatira
To the Church in Sardis
To the Church in Philadelphia
To the Church in Laodicea
The Appearance of God
The Lamb and the Sealed Book
The Visions of the Seven Seals
The First Four Seals
The Fifth Seal
The Sixth Seal
The Preservation of the Church
The Seventh Seal
The Visions of the Seven Trumpets
Preparation
The First Four Trumpets
The Fifth Trumpet
The Sixth Trumpet
The Mission of Prophecy in the Context of the End Event
The Measurement of the Temple and the Two Witnesses
The Seventh Trumpet
Second Series of Visions: The End Event as God's Struggle with His Adversary
The Woman, the Dragon, and the Child
The Beast from the Sea and Its Power
The Beast from the Earth
The Lamb and the 144,000 on Zion
View toward the Judgment
The Visions of the Seven Bowls
Preparation
The Pouring Out of the Seven Bowls
The Execution of Judgment on the Great Evil City
The Harlot Babylon and the Beast
The Judgment over the Great City
Hymnic Finale
Concluding Visions: The Consummation of God's Plan for History
The Return of Jesus as Judge of the World
The Thousand-Year Kingdom and the Destruction of Satan
End of the World and Universal Judgment
God's New World
God's New Act of Creation
The Perfected Salvation Community
The Conclusion of the Book

Select Bibliography
Index of Biblical References
Subject Index