Category Archives: Apocalypse

Reading the book of Revelation: “The Elephant in the Room”

Dwight D. Sheets, an expert in the area of Jewish and early Christian apocalyptic literature, says that the book of Revelation, the Apocalypse, “exhibits a strong sense of imminence” that is often ignored or explained metaphorically. According to Sheets, John … Continue reading

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Book Review: Revelation by Gordon D. Fee

Paperback: 340 pages Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers (October 1, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 1608994317 Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.8 inches Amazon.com Wipf & Stock Publishers   Many thanks to Wipf & Stock Publishers for this review copy … Continue reading

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Rethinking “The Great Tribulation” with Gordon Fee

Since Gordon Fee has already dated the Apocalypse at either a late first- or early second-century based on the “tension between church and state that dominates the book, which did not occur in Asia Minor until this time,” it came as no … Continue reading

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Rethinking “the Analogy of Scripture” and the Apocalypse with Gordon Fee

It’s great when a first rank scholar tackles a New Testament document, say Romans or in this case, Revelation, the Apocalypse. Okay, let me get right to it.  In his new commentary on the book of Revelation, John’s Apocalypse, Gordon … Continue reading

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I've found the Book of Revelation (Apocalypse) Among the Easiest to Read

Let me remove all suspicions immediately: I do not have the English text in mind.  And neither am I speaking about the symbolism of this “confusing” book. Rather, I’m referring to the Greek text.  About a week ago I decided … Continue reading

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