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Revelation (New Cambridge Bible Commentary Series)

Ben Witherington III

Paperback 2003-09-15

Publisher Description

This is the first of its kind: an innovative socio-rhetorical commentary on the Book of Revelation. Without sacrificing scholarly perspective or academic rigor, it is written to be accessible for a wide audience including pastors, scholars, teachers, seminarians, and interested lay people.

:A 'Suggested Reading List' a feature of all volumes in the New Cambridge Bible Commentary will serve as point of entry for the new student of Revelation and as a helpful annotated bibliography for all readers. Frequent 'Closer-Look' sections examine key elements of the Roman-Greco world that bear on the text's meaning while 'Bridging the Horizons' sub-chapters connect this world with the cultural, political, and religious environments of today. The entire NRSV translation is provided throughout the text. Award-winning author Ben Witherington, III brings a New Testament-scholar's insight and successful clergyman's lucidity to the often opaque passages of the last book of the New Testament.

'This is a highly accessible commentary on what most readers find the most difficult book in the New Testament. As well as relating Revelation to its late first century context and tracking its rhetorical force, Witherington strongly refutes some of the extraordinary misinterpretations of Revelation that are so influential in contemporary America. This is a commentary which a wide range of readers will find helpful for its clarity of explanation and its theological and pastoral relevance.'
Professor Richard Bauckham, University of St. Andrews, Scotland.

326 pages, from Cambridge University Press.

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Publisher Description

This is the first of its kind: an innovative socio-rhetorical commentary on the Book of Revelation. Without sacrificing scholarly perspective or academic rigor, it is written to be accessible for a wide audience including pastors, scholars, teachers, seminarians, and interested lay people.

:A 'Suggested Reading List' a feature of all volumes in the New Cambridge Bible Commentary will serve as point of entry for the new student of Revelation and as a helpful annotated bibliography for all readers. Frequent 'Closer-Look' sections examine key elements of the Roman-Greco world that bear on the text's meaning while 'Bridging the Horizons' sub-chapters connect this world with the cultural, political, and religious environments of today. The entire NRSV translation is provided throughout the text. Award-winning author Ben Witherington, III brings a New Testament-scholar's insight and successful clergyman's lucidity to the often opaque passages of the last book of the New Testament.

'This is a highly accessible commentary on what most readers find the most difficult book in the New Testament. As well as relating Revelation to its late first century context and tracking its rhetorical force, Witherington strongly refutes some of the extraordinary misinterpretations of Revelation that are so influential in contemporary America. This is a commentary which a wide range of readers will find helpful for its clarity of explanation and its theological and pastoral relevance.'
Professor Richard Bauckham, University of St. Andrews, Scotland.

326 pages, from Cambridge University Press.

Koorong Code203959
ISBN0521000688
EAN9780521000680
Pages326
DepartmentAcademic
CategoryCommentaries, New Testament
Sub-CategoryRevelation
PublisherCambridge University Uk
Publication DateSep 2003
Dimensions25 x 150 x 229mm
Weight0.48kg