The Book of Revelation Bible Study
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We hope you find something here helpful and invigorating for your own spiritual journey as you read and reflect upon the Book of Revelation, perhaps from a new perspective. The studies themselves are not intended to be comprehensive or complete commentaries on the biblical passages, but rather a survey of the content, a brief analysis of the features of the text that serve to communicate its message, and a summary of the theological communication of the passages as a basis for further reflection. That means that there will be a lot of interesting details of the biblical text that will not be directly considered.
The Course of Study
Revelation 1:1-20: The
Revelation of Jesus Christ (Lesson 1)
Aune, David E. Revelation 1-5. Word Biblical Commentary. Word Books, 1997.
Aune, David E. Revelation 6-16. Word Biblical Commentary. Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1998.
Aune, David E. Revelation 17-22. Word Biblical Commentary. Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1999.
Beale, G. K. The Book of Revelation. The New International Greek Testament Commentary. Eerdmans, 1999.
Boring, M. Eugene. Revelation. Interpretation Commentary. John Knox Press, 1989.
Caird, G. B. The Revelation of St. John the Divine. Harper’s New Testament Commentaries. Harper & Row, 1966.
Dawn, Marva J. Joy in Our Weakness: A Gift of Hope from the Book of Revelation. Eerdmans, 2002.
Howard-Brooks, Wes and Anthony Gwyther. Unveiling Empire: Reading Revelation Then and Now. Orbis Books, 1999.
Peterson, Eugene H. Reversed Thunder: The Revelation of John and the Praying Imagination. HarperCollins, 1991.
Roloff, Jürgen. Revelation. A Continental Commentary. Fortress, 1993.
Rowland, Christopher C. The Book of Revelation. The New Interpreter’s Bible. Abingdon, 1998.
Witherington, Ben III. Revelation. The New Cambridge Bible Commentary. Cambridge University Press, 2003.
An introduction to the Book of Revelation, including issues in interpretation, ways to understand the time frame of the book, and an outline.
A detailed look at the popular concepts surrounding the Second Coming, the millennial reign of Christ, and the Rapture with an analysis of their biblical basis from a Wesleyan theological perspective.
A brief survey of some of the problems with the idea of a secret rapture and speculations about end times.
An analysis of biblical perspectives on the Second Coming of Christ, in contrast to many popular ideas of the rapture.
Short outline of the three major views of the meaning of the Kingdom of God.
The differences between prophetic eschatology and apocalyptic eschatology, the confusion of which can lead to distortion and perversion of the biblical message.