Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
The Book of Revelation (The New International Commentary on the New Testament) Hardcover – November 7, 1997
Best Books of the Year So Far in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
"This new edition of the commentary retains the virtues of the first: a well-balanced, traditional approach to the interpretation of Revelation, with a wealth of bibliographical references and a thoughtful, well-written commentary on the literary, historical, and theological significance of the text."
-- The Clergy Journal
"This critical commentary is from the evangelical slant, meticulous at every point. . . Mounce...provides multiple interpretations of the text of Revelation. Yet he also carefully steers a middle course between wooden literalism and undomesticated subjectivism. These features give features of widely divergent theological stances room to move effectively within the commentary. . . For pastors and preachers in search of a solid critical commentary on Revelation, this one is worth the money and time spent on it."
-- Religious Studies Review
"The commentary is clearly written and argued and should be on the shelf of any serious student of Revelation."
From the Back Cover
If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $2.99 (Save 89%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
Top Customer Reviews
Note: Among 7 recent scholarly commentaries on Revelation Mounce is the fourth most cited author.
End note: Since I wrote this review in 2000 Osborne has been published (2002) and I would now put that at the top of my list for students. However, Mounce is a good deal simpler for those studying Revelation for the first time.
I have to take exception to the previous reviewer regarding Mounce's commentary on Revelation-saying that Mounce doesn't declare himself on issues. I think Mounce writes with clarity...boiling down the sometimes complex arguments of the various views to a few sentences that make sense. It's surprisingly easy to understand...so good that you can actually use some of his summaries in the pulpit and not lose the average listener! That is amazing to me. He makes a judgment call, sometimes coming to a different view than most or many other commentators.
For example, on the term ANGELOS (Angel) in Revelation 1:20, 2:1 and the other six churches, Mounce reviews the other positions...and then concludes that the term 'prevailing spirit' may capture the real meaning there. However, many believe that the term here means 'angelic messenger' or a real angel from heaven. I think he missed it on that point, but he knows way more about Greek than I do and I respect his position.
I found that Mounce is not always complete when describing the historical situation for each verse. It's helpful to read other commentaries for background information-they all give nuggets that bring out different aspects of the historical situation. For example, Beale (NIGTC) on Revelation has more information as does Aune on Revelation. Also Osborne (Baker) is helpful too. I have perhaps about ten scholarly works on Revelation. Yet Mounce is easier for a busy pastor to read through than any of these other fine authors...even if he gives less information.Read more ›
Mounce manages to do what so many others have failed to do; to keep the message of the book in the forefront, and not allow it to get lost in the clutter of interminiable squabbling over interpretive details. His work is deep, but not confusing. He deals with the text at hand, and not as much with historical references or the Apocrypha. While these pseudopigraphal references may float the boat of scholars, Mounce keeps his finger in the Revelation text, and so his book is extremely helpful.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What a crappy book.... it is so filled with unbelief and stupidity. I read it because of it's scholarly background and enjoyed much of the information but it is obvious why so... Read morePublished 6 days ago by CCL
Robert Mounce is a historic premillennialist; however, his presentation is balanced and fair to those whose interpretation differs from his. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Doug Erlandson
detailed scholarly work that enhances my masters study. Helps to really clarify and give background to events. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Benjamin L Dickson
I am not sure about this book...it may not be as literal on interpreting scripture as I would like.Published 6 months ago by Sherry Moss