The futurist approach understands everything from revelation 4. Among the interpreters of the apocalypse, both in ancient and modern times, we find a vast diversity of opinions, but they may be all reduced to four principal hypotheses, or modes of interpretation. For more on john the apostle, see the introduction in the life application bible commentary on the gospel of john. The destruction of babylon the great 1 and after these things i saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power. Revelation baker exegetical commentary on the new testament. When jesus gave his life on the cross, he redeemed the earth back to god, but god hasnt taken possession of it yet. This is a book that jesus gave to show his servants something.
Revelation 14 commentary matthew henry commentary on the. Mar 19, 2019 the book of revelation is by far one of the most challenging books in the bible, yet well worth the effort to study and comprehend. An issue that must be addressed before proceeding to an examination of the text of revelation is our basic hermeneutical approach to the book. Top 5 commentaries on the book of revelation ligonier ministries. However, johnsons book also serves as an excellent commentary and devotional book in its own right. Enduring word bible commentary revelation chapter 6. This represents the premillennial view held by fundamentalists and conservatives who correctly see the book of revelation as recording actual past, present and future history. Darrell johnson is one of the best preachers that i have had the pleasure of. Contextually with all the aforementioned in consideration, when moving from the gospels to the book of acts and panning from there to the book of romans, one is compelled to leave off ones fascination with the work of god among the jews and begin a new fascination with gods work among the gentiles, not knowing whereunto this work shall grow. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false.
The theology of the book of revelation new testament theology, richard bauckham the climax of prophecy. He includes two pages on mission in revelation, a topic which is not among the first things one thinks of when reading revelation. George eldon ladd a commentary on the revelation of john 1972. He was, and is not, and yet is, or, according to other copies. Watch our overview video on the book of revelation, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. The crowned conqueror on the white horse armed with a bow, revelation 6. A commentary on the book of revelation chapter 8 opening. He includes about 18 pages on the theology of the book. The title of the book, revelation, comes from the greek word for apocalypse and refers to an unveiling or a disclosure of something as yet unknown. Have the events of the book of revelations already. The book of revelation often called the revelation to john, apocalypse of john, the revelation from jesus christ from its opening words, the apocalypse, the revelation, or simply revelation is the final book of the new testament, and consequently is also the final book of the christian bible.
In fact, the opening passage contains a blessing to everyone who reads, hears, and keeps the words of this prophecy. The book of revelation and the feast of weeks, daniel f. A dangerous wound given him, and yet unexpectedly healed, revelation. A commentary on the book of revelation kindle edition by. Revelation 3 bible commentary matthew henry concise. The greek name of the bible book of revelation, apoka. Osbornes approach to the book is to combine futurist and idealist readings of the book, with an emphasis on the future. Verses 15 here we have one of the most pleasing sights that can be viewed in this worldthe lord jesus christ at the head of his faithful adherents and attendants. The book of revelation, a prophecy of warning and hope. Best commentaries on revelation without all that blood moon. The revelation of jesus christ a commentary on the book. The book written within and without, and sealed with seven seals, revelation 5. We hope this commentary is a beneficial study tool in your devotion to the word of god.
Read revelation 14 commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete. The nicolaitanes taught the community of wives, that adultery and fornication were. He is revealed in revelation as the risen, reigning, resurrected, exalted, glorified lord. An ancient commentary on the book of revelation this is a new critical edition, with translation and commentary, of the scholia in apocalypsin, which were falsely attributed to origen a century ago. This commentary has been through advanced checking. Insists that the events of chapters 622, are yet future, and that those chapters literally and symbolically depict actual people and events yet to appear on the world scene. Christ is with his church and in the midst of her in all her troubles.
Yet it is a tough nut to crack, not only because of its intrinsic difficulty but because of the myriad interpretations that have grown up around the book. An integrated digital bible study library including complete notes from the believers bible commentary and the cultural backgrounds study bible niv and nrsv is just a step away. A commentary on the book of revelation kindle edition by pawson, david. A commentary of the book of revelation the revelation of jesus christ 20 by cooper p. A remarkable description of a very glorious angel with an open book in his hand v. The deeds of the nicolaitanes these were, as is commonly supposed, a sect of the gnostics, who taught the most impure doctrines, and followed the most impure practices. The book of revelation provides some of the keenest insights in scripture concerning the big picture of work. It is only when we start to overallegorize it or to force its interpretation according to our preconceived ideas or doctrines about the end. Biblical studiesnew testament commentariesrevelation. This name indicates the meaning of revelation it uncovers matters that had been hidden and discloses events that would happen long after it was written. The preterist approach to revelation the unfolding of. Its title is derived from the first word of the koine greek text. To the church in ephesus to the angel of the church in ephesus write.
This verse describes a futuristic book seen by john, in the right hand of he who sat on the thro. The mystery of the beast is first explained, and the beast is considered first in general, revelation 17. The book of revelation, often called the book of revelations, revelation to john, apocalypse of john, the revelation, or simply revelation, the revelation from jesus christ from its opening words or the apocalypse, is the final book of the new testament, and therefore also the final book of the christian bible. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading a commentary on the book of revelation. The book of revelation and work bible commentary theology. A word list at the end explains words with a star by them. The first time our lord came into this world, he came in the veil of flesh. Before beginning to go through the content of revelation, we recommend that you read through the introduction, overview, and hermeneutical sections to familiarize yourself with the framework concerning this incredible book of god. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. This title is certainly appropriate for the book, a work so interested in making known the events of the future. Perhaps no book in the bible fascinates people more than revelation. Aug, 2012 most recent commentaries reject a single view of the book preferring to blend two views, producing a commentary which grounds revelation in the first century yet emphasizes the value of the book for every christian throughout church history even to the second coming of jesus. You can find the best commentary on revelation for you using the tools on the right side.
The phrase, many waters, may be a reference to images of the city, babylon, which had extensive irrigation systems. Revelation chapter matthew henry complete commentary. Matthew henry commentary on the whole bible concise the codensed onevolume classic commentary. Christ has his book of life, a register of all who shall inherit eternal life. The divine origin, the design, and the importance of this book. Best commentaries and books on revelation logos bible software. Revelation overview, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is one of the most respected interdenominational commentaries ever written. The book of revelation is by far one of the most challenging books in the bible, yet well worth the effort to study and comprehend. An easyenglish bible version and commentary 2800 word vocabulary on the book of revelation. In introducing this magnificent book, revelation chapter one uncovers and unveils the manifestation of the incomparable, glorious son of god. Revelation 1 bible commentary matthew henry concise.
Those who think revelation is mostly a book of history believe that this rider is jesus, the apostles, or the roman emperors. The book of revelation and work bible commentary theology of. They are also supposed to have derived their origin from nicolas, one of the seven deacons mentioned acts 6. Sep 30, 2015 this book is written as an aid for pastors who want to preach through the book of revelation it might make a good gift for your pastor or your church library. When the lord jesus christ opens the seventh seal judgment, the immediate effect is silence in heaven. I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. Though it is filled with signs, the book of revelation is accessible to those who have an understanding of the first 65 books of the bible, and especially an. These are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand and walks among the seven golden lampstands. Yet relatively few people have studied the book, especially from a catholic perspective. The solemn oath taken by him who had the book in his hand v. The previous chapter ended with a short statement that the antichrist and his governmental system of ten horns shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate. There is one event that we need to understand which opens up the rest of the book of revelation not revelations.
Study revelation 1 using matthew henrys bible commentary concise to better. He describes himself as their brother in the family of god. Asia in this book is part of the country that we now call turkey. Book of revelation explained scripture by scripture. The little book not rated yet the book could mean that it was a mission for john to perform. Book of revelation explained a testimony of jesus christ.
Over the course of the churchs history there have been four main approaches. Written by wellknown and popular theologians, bible commentaries aid in the study of scripture by providing explanation and interpretation of biblical text. First, we believe that the book of revelation must mean something. The previous chapter ended with a short statement that the antichrist and his governmental system of ten horns shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her. Revelation matthew henrys commentary bible gateway. I am satisfied that no certain mode of interpreting the prophecies of this book has yet been found out, and i will not add another monument to the littleness or folly of the. Most recent commentaries reject a single view of the book preferring to blend two views, producing a commentary which grounds revelation in the first century yet emphasizes the value of the book for every christian throughout church history even to the second coming of jesus. Studies on the book of revelation, richard bauckham gods timetable.
Best commentaries on revelation without all that blood. The book of revelation in the bible is one of the more difficult books of the bible to understand. Whether you are just beginning to read scripture or have been studying the bible daily, commentaries offer greater understanding with background information on authorship, history, setting, and theme of the gospel. While clearly conversant with current scholarship, the commentary is written with the pastor or teacher in mind and will be of real value to anyone planning to preach in revelation. Christ will bring forward this book of life, and show the names of the faithful, before god, and all the angels, at the great day. Before beginning to go through the content of revelation, we recommend that you read through the, and sections to familiarize yourself with the framework concerning this incredible book of god. As he eats it, accepts his mission, it is sweet,the words are sweet to the ears of those as he eats it, accepts his mission, it is sweet,the words are sweet to the ears of those. Revelation then becomes merely a collection of stories designed to teach spiritual truth. This futuristic approach sees the book outlined as follows. An account of seven thunders which the apostle heard, as echoing to the voice of this angel, and communicating some discoveries, which the apostle was not yet allowed to write v. Originally written in 1706, matthew henrys six volume complete commentary provides an exhaustive look at every verse in the bible. These comments include extensive sections from didymus the blinds lost commentary on the apocalypse. Some think that by this wounded head we are to understand the abolishing of pagan idolatry. The everlasting gospel is of great concern to all the world.
Osborne has written a massive yet manageable treatment of the new testaments concluding book. The kingdom yet to come is an intriguing 11session study program that shows how the kingdom established by christ in his church is intimately connected with the kingdom of heaven. Book of revelation overview insight for living ministries. Beale the book of revelation new international greek testament commentary, 1999. Enduring word bible commentary revelation chapter 1. Opening the seventh seal and sounding the first four trumpets 1 and when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.
The apocalypse contains a prophetical description of the destruction of jerusalem, of the jewish war, and the civil wars of the romans. A testimony of jesus christ is a commentary that explains some. A testimony of jesus christ is a commentary that explains some of the mysteries of revelation. Others who believe that this chapter of the book of revelation refers rome, believe that this phrase could in fact refer to various ethnic groups of people, who were subjected to romes rule. Though christ is himself god, and has light and life in himself, yet. Like most commentators, grant too easily dismisses the arguments for an early date of the book, but the commentary is still well worth consulting. Therefore, the material in this book is the final revelation from god addressees the things that john had seen in the past.
Biblical studiesnew testament commentariesrevelationchapter 17. The versebyverse commentary on revelation introduction this commentary on revelation will prove, contrary to what most people think, that the revelation, the last book of the bible, is not difficult to understand if we will take a simple, facevalue, commonsense approach to interpreting it. Others who believe that this chapter of the book of revelation refers rome, believe that this phrase could in fact refer to various ethnic groups of. We hope this dynamic commentary is a beneficial study tool in your devotion to the word of god. Written in 1891 for the novice student of the bible, this. It is called the revelation, because god therein discovers those things which. The point is that the revelation has been given to men by god to reveal not to confuse. Study the bible online using commentary on revelation 14 and more. We can know the book of revelation speaks with clarity about the end times because of two central principles drawn from revelation 1.88 1417 1021 556 1076 33 780 1648 536 99 1033 679 1279 1673 1523 921 739 729 649 1092 1101 808 687 455 1397 1620 1248 306 1656 749 306 1136 1295 170 1187 843 1377 1285 534 313 232 218 1292 197