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Revelation (Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching & Preaching) Hardcover – January 1, 1989
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Boring gives sober and insightful perspectives on what to make of Revelation. He makes many useful connections to parallels in the other Biblical books, and occasionally points out relevant examples from other similar texts (Daniel, 4 Ezra, Jubilees, etc.). He also puts Revelation in touch with the situation that the Church faced when the book was written (near the end of the first century). Rather than pushing all of its meaning into future events, he shows how Revelation had relevance to the churches John wrote to (1,900 years ago), and still has relevance to us in our present circumstances. Revelation actually talks to the Church about its situation, its beliefs, its hopes, and its experience of Christ--that is really what makes it a great book .
There is much else about this book that is outstanding. The author gives excellent insight on the imagery used in Revelation and how to interpret it. One of his main points is that there is often use of symbols and images with multiple meanings attached to them. For instance, it is commonly said that "Babylon" means "Rome" (making it simply a "codeword"--all you do is plug in the "real" meaning). But Boring reminds us that "Babylon" also really means "Babylon" too--because it continues to echo with all the imagery associated with Babylon from the Old Testament prophetic books. Another good example is the "dragon" of Revelation 12. In Revelation 12:9 the dragon is described as "that old serpent, the Devil, and Satan...".Read more ›
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Very scholarly, understandable, and convincing material to help the reader understand the true meaning of the book of Revelation.Published 4 months ago by Jane L. Moschenrose
This is an excellent, thought-provoking, and helpful guide to an often misunderstood book.Published 5 months ago by Mimi
Revelation, from the "Interpretation" series is a must if you want truth. The other I would recommend is "Revelation" by Wilfred J. Harrington. Read morePublished 15 months ago by LEE BAGGS
Prof. boring has a real talent for cutting through the symbolism making clear the meanings and the sequences of the end time events.Published 23 months ago by Robert E Moore
This book does a great job of exploring and digesting some very difficult theological principles. I loved the completeness of reviewing each small part of the book of Revelation,... Read morePublished on February 1, 2014 by Mark E. OHL M.D.
This is not your ordinary commentary, as it is not meant to be used as a reference while reading Revelation. Read morePublished on January 4, 2014 by Gregory Moss
The seller requires a signature on delivery. UPS never left me a notice although they tag it as attempted multiple times. Will not use this company again.Published on August 5, 2013 by Julie Randolph