Revelation

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The Understanding the Bible Commentary Series helps readers navigate the strange and sometimes intimidating literary terrain of the Bible. These accessible volumes break down the barriers between the ancient and modern worlds so that the power and meaning of the biblical texts become transparent to contemporary readers. The contributors tackle the task of interpretation using the full range of critical methodologies and practices, yet they do so as people of faith who hold the text in the highest regard. Pastors,...
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Overview

The Understanding the Bible Commentary Series helps readers navigate the strange and sometimes intimidating literary terrain of the Bible. These accessible volumes break down the barriers between the ancient and modern worlds so that the power and meaning of the biblical texts become transparent to contemporary readers. The contributors tackle the task of interpretation using the full range of critical methodologies and practices, yet they do so as people of faith who hold the text in the highest regard. Pastors, teachers, and lay people alike will cherish the truth found in this commentary series.
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Robert W. Wall (ThD, Dallas Theological Seminary) is Paul T. Walls Professor of Scripture and Wesleyan Studies at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington. He has authored numerous journal articles and several books, including commentaries on Revelation, Colossians/Philemon, James, Acts, and the Pastoral Epistles.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction 1
1 Prologue (Rev. 1:1-3) 51
2 Greetings from John of Patmos to the Seven Churches of Asia (Rev. 1:4-20) 56
3 Greetings from Christ to the Seven Churches of Asia (Rev. 2:1-3:22) 66
4 Thanksgiving for God's Reign: The Ground of Christian Faith (Rev. 4:1-11) 89
5 The Exaltation of God's Lamb: The Penultimate Event of Salvation's History (Rev. 5:1-14) 98
6 The Lamb Breaks Six Seals of God's Scroll (Rev. 6:1-17) 109
7 Interlude: Reminder of God's Faithfulness to God's People (Rev. 7:1-17) 115
8 God's Lamb Opens the Seventh Seal (Rev. 8:1-5) 122
9 Angelic Trumpets Sound Six Judgments of God (Rev. 8:6-9:21) 124
10 Interlude: Two Reminders of God's Faithfulness (Rev. 10:1-11:14) 135
11 The Seventh Angel Sounds the Final Trumpet (Rev. 11:15-19) 151
12 Flashback: The Genesis of the Current Crisis (Rev. 12:1-12) 157
13 The War in Heaven Continues on Earth (Rev. 12:13-13:18) 166
14 The Eschatological Outcomes of the Conflict: The Vindication of the Faithful (Rev. 14:1-5) 177
15 The Eschatological Outcomes of the Conflict: The Judgment of the Faithless (Rev. 14:6-20) 183
16 The Third Sign in Heaven: Bowls of Eschatological Plagues Poured Out on Babylon (Rev. 15:1-16:16) 191
17 The Seventh Bowl: The Final Destruction of Babylon (Rev. 16:17-17:18) 202
18 The Aftermath of Babylon's Destruction (Rev. 18:1-19:10) 212
19 The Return of the Exalted Lamb: the Ultimate Event of Salvation's History (Rev. 19:11-20:15) 226
20 The City of God: Entering God's Promised Shalom (Rev. 21:1-22:6a) 243
21 The Epistolary Benediction (Rev. 22:6b-21) 261
For Further Reading 273
Subject Index 283
Scripture Index 289
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