Fortress Press

Social-Science Commentary on the Book of Revelation

Social-Science Commentary on the Book of Revelation

Bruce J. Malina (Author), John J. Pilch (Author)


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The author of Revelation presents himself as John, the astral seer, who professes faith in the Resurrected Jesus and who belonged to the house of Israel. John writes of traveling into the sky; but this perspective of "sky-visions" is completely neglected in the traditional commentaries and studies on Revelation. Malina and Pilch demonstrate the necessity of taking ancient sky-interpretation seriously for reading the book of Revelation in its first- century context.

Building on their earlier works on Revelation, and using this highly successful commentary model, Malina and Pilch have charted a new direction for Revelation studies. Includes line- drawings and photographs, as well as charts and diagrams on ancient Mediterranean astrology.

  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • ISBN 9780800632274
  • Format Paperback
  • Pages 296
  • Publication Date July 25, 2000

Table of Contents

The Book of Revelation
Appendix: Revelation Notations
Index of Reading Scenarios