To understand this controversial book, the author explores the many connections between the visions seen by the apostle john and previous prophetic revelation given to old testament prophets such as daniel, ezekiel, and others. I have recommended this commentary to a number of individuals who sought to truly understand the revelation of jesus christ and the feedback to date has been uniformly positive. If you really want to understand this great book, garlands commentary will not disappoint. It is very significant that the book of revelation is the last book of the bible. This is the word of god and the testimony of jesus christ. 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. The book of revelation and the feast of weeks, daniel f. Audio messages are also available to complement your study. Revelation 1 bible commentary matthew henry concise. The crowned conqueror on the white horse armed with a bow, revelation 6. The book of revelation is the last book he wrote around 96 ad.
Franciscan father stephen doyle provides a catholic commentary on the book of revelation and explains that todays people do not understand what the author of revelation is talking about. These questions are not designed as a test of your knowledge and should not be treated as such. This revelation commentary takes the point of view that most of the book is a literal prophecy of things to come. Book of revelation read, study bible verses online. The author of revelation mentioned his name, john, four times throughout the book revelation 1. This bible study is designed to highlight the major points of revelation in eight weeks. Four times the author identifies himself as john 1. This summary of the book of revelation provides information about the title, authors, date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the book of revelation. Revelation commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole. Yet it is a tough nut to crack, not only because of. Nov 01, 2002 revelation baker exegetical commentary on the new testament osborne, grant r. In all its uses, revelation refers to something or someone, once hidden, becoming visible. Book of revelation explained scripture by scripture. Beales commentary is the place to turn for insight on the many old testament allusions and echoes in the book of revelation.
A bible study in easyenglish 2800 word vocabulary on the book of revelation. A commentary of the book of revelation bible truth. Explore the challenging aspects of the book as well as the beautiful elements that invite us to worship god. Study the bible online using commentary on revelation and more.
You can find the best commentary on revelation for you using the tools on the right side. Revelation is a lens that puts the entire bible into focus. The image and superscription of this book are truly sacred and divine, and the matter of it agreeable with other prophetical books, particularly ezekiel and daniel. He sent an angel to present this revelation to his servant john. The word apocalypse means unveiling and thats exactly what the book of revelation isit is a prophetic book that discusses the unveiling of what is going to happen in the nearing end times and what will come with the final revelation of jesus christ. Best commentaries and books on revelation logos bible. 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. A verse by verse commentary on the bible book of revelation.
He made it known by sending his angel to his servant john, 2 who testifies to everything he saw. The lens is focused on the person of jesus christ, and his destiny is imminent. Revelation baker exegetical commentary on the new testament. 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. About the bible only revelation commentary the author is a firm believer in the wordforword inspiration and all sufficiency of the bible. Revelation made clear bible study in the book of revelation. Book of revelation explained a testimony of jesus christ. While we have attempted to include relevant endnotes and other references, we apologize for any errors or oversights. Best commentaries on revelation without all that blood moon. Asia in this book is part of the country that we now call turkey. No new testament book has caused as much confusion and been subjected to as many varied interpretations as revelation. Truths about him and his final victory, that the rest of scripture merely allude to, become clearly visible through revelation about jesus christ see historical and theological themes.
First, we believe that the book of revelation must mean something. The book of revelation and work bible commentary theology of. This monumental commentary on the book of revelation, originally published in 1999, has been highly acclaimed by scholars, pastors, students, and others seriously interested in interpreting the apocalypse for the benefit of the church. 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.
Study revelation using matthew henrys bible commentary concise to better understand scripture with full outline and verse meaning. Many reformed and evangelical scholars argue that beale has written the best available contemporary commentary on revelation. Lectures on the book of revelation ironside commentary series the book of revelation made clear. Strange work a verse by verse commentary on the bible book of revelation. This is a book that jesus gave to show his servants something. This book plunges you into a confusing array of dragons and trumpets and vials and seals, with many amazing sights and sounds and visions. Hinds who wrote the gospel advocate commentary on revelation held this view.
It fittingly has the last place ending the scriptures and gods revelation to man. 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. This longawaited commentary is a magnificent achievement and will be an invaluable guide and resource for all future study of revelation. Seeks to present different viewpoints and analyze problems of interpretation. The book of revelation the new international greek testament. The commentary section includes running commentary on the bible text with reference to several modern versions, espe. Afterwards, you will agree with me that revelation is the easiest book in the bible to understand. A commentary on the book of the revelation edgar cayce readings 1971, 19932015 by the edgar cayce foundation 8 by the physical attributes of that progenerated from those bringing such an action. The theology of the book of revelation new testament theology, richard bauckham the climax of prophecy. The book of revelation the new international greek. Doughty southside christian church august 2015 introduction. There is a book of life, and it determines if we go to heaven or hell. An integrated digital bible study library including complete notes from the niv study bible and the nkjv macarthur study bible is just a step away. A commentary on the book of th e revelation edgar cayce readings 1971, 19932015 by the edgar cayce foundation 8 by the physical attributes of.
Ladd sees the millennium and the whole book of revelation referring chiefly to the destiny of the church rather than to the theocratic promises to israel. A testimony of jesus christ is a commentary that explains some. Futurist premillennial revelation commentary, by don koenig. The book of revelation in the bible is one of the more difficult books of the bible to understand. The book of revelation had its origin in a time of crisis, but it remains valid and meaningful for christians of all time. The revelation of jesus christ through the ages, by donald a. The book of revelation is the only book of the bible with a promise to the reader. Enduring word bible commentary revelation chapter 3. A commentary on the book of revelation southside christian. Commentary on the book of revelation by matthew henry. Such is dangerous as the book itself sets forth many symbols with their meaning.
All the links listed above are not necessarily recommended by. The apostolic benediction pronounced on all those who shall pay a due regard to the contents of this book v. A downtoearth guide to understanding the most mysterious book of the bible. And anyone not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. We hope this commentary is a beneficial study tool in your devotion to the word of god. In the face of apparently insuperable evil, either from within or from without, all christians are called to trust in jesus promise, behold, i am with you always, until the end of the age.
A commentary on the book of revelation pastor galen l. We can know the book of revelation speaks with clarity about the end times because of two central principles drawn from revelation 1. Revelation is a book that has been called everything from a hodgepodge of nonsense to a masterpiece. Best revelation commentaries updated for 2020 best bible.
Idealistic the idealistic or philosophy of history method looks upon revelation as a symbolic conflict between right and wrong. Youll find four major interpretive approaches to the book of revelation that can help you read, understand, and figure out the apocalyptic letter of john. At this time, john was the leader of the church and the only remaining disciple of the twelve disciples of jesus christ who were alive, others having been persecuted and killed by the roman empire. Book of revelation overview insight for living ministries. A commentary on the book of revelation chapter 1 a letter from. The book of revelation starts with this is a revelation from jesus christ, which god gave him to show his servants the events that must soon take place. Beales particular emphasis on interpreting the text by reference to the old testament scriptures and jewish exegetical traditions is one. The book written within and without, and sealed with seven seals, revelation 5. Book of revelation matthew henrys bible commentary. Literal commentary and study guide on the book of revelation. Appreciate the imagery and enjoy the drama as it unfolds in the book. Book of revelation for dummies cheat sheet dummies. This commentary has been through advanced checking. Christians throughout history have given almost unanimous affirmation to the identity of the books author as john the apostle, who had been exiled to the island of patmos by the authorities for preaching the gospel in asia.
The book of revelation the new international commentary. Read revelation commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete. Easyenglish is a system of simple english designed by wycliffe associates uk. Description garlands work is one of the best commentaries available on the book of the revelation. Introduction some general comments about the book of revelation and its uniqueness. A person starting here might well throw the whole bible away in frustration, unable to make head nor tail of it. Best revelation commentaries updated for 2020 best. Keener focuses on the themes in revelation, including prayer, suffering in light of hope, and how the. Study revelation 5 using matthew henrys bible commentary concise to better understand scripture with full outline and verse meaning. 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.
He describes himself as their brother in the family of god. Top 5 commentaries on the book of revelation ligonier ministries. Matthew henry 18 october 1662 22 june 1714 was an english commentator on the bible, who published his works in 1706, sixvolume exposition of the old and new testaments 17081710 or complete commentary, provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the bible, covering the whole of the old testament, and the gospels and acts in the new testament. Preparing a top 5 list of commentaries on the book of revelation is extremely challenging in a number of ways. Those who remain steadfast in their faith and confidence in the risen lord need have no fear. The real meaning of the bibles book of revelation is a popular, ongoing debate. The commentary list below is intended to be a helpful guide, not necessarily the final word. The revelation of jesus christ, which god gave him to show his servantsthings which must shortly take place. Revelation matthew henrys commentary bible gateway. A glorious vision or appearance of the lord jesus christ to the apostle john, when he delivered to him this revelation v. I encourage you, the participant, to maximize your learning by working through the study questions for each week prior to coming to class. A word list at the end explains words with a star by them. What this book reveals or unveils is jesus christ in glory. 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.
A testimony of jesus christ is a commentary that explains some of the mysteries of revelation. A message for the first century many try to take the message of revelation literally and thereby develop many fanciful doctrines. Verse by verse commentary on revelation precept austin. Beales familiarity with the original language, his grasp of the culture of the day, his command of the ot references and allusions, and his deft handling of the. And he sent and signified it by his angel to his servant john, who bore witness to the word of god, and to. God gave it to him to show his servants the things that must happen soon. This commentary is based upon my personal notes, reflections and study of the book of revelation. An index page with links to commentaries on the individual chapters of the book of revelation. The greek name of the bible book of revelation, apoka. Koenig is a unique free verse by verse futurist premillenial common sense commentary on revelation the apocalypse.
Many of the older brethren, and older commentaries, took this view. We hope this dynamic commentary is a beneficial study tool in your devotion to the word of god. The book of revelation is a prophetic book the word apocalypse means unveiling and thats exactly what the book of revelation isit is a prophetic book that discusses the unveiling of what is going to happen in the nearing end times and what will come with the final revelation of jesus christ. Revelation 5 bible commentary matthew henry concise.
Revelation made clear walks through the book of revelation looking for the clearest and most natural understanding of the book. 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 will also find options for commentaries on revelation that help pastors, teachers, and readers with application of the bible, commentaries that approach the scripture versebyverse, classic christian commentaries, and much more. This document has been generated from xsl extensible stylesheet langua ge source with renderx xep formatter, version 3. This approach to the book does not find any specific. Enduring word bible commentary revelation chapter 1. A commentary on the book of revelation or, a disclosure from jesus christ about what must shortly come to pass by tom stewart chapter 1. Hiebert a popular commentary on revelation that takes a premillennial and posttribulational view of eschatology. Revelation with book summary versebyverse bible commentary. So, stop reading this commentary right now and go read revelation for yourself.
Studies on the book of revelation, richard bauckham gods timetable. An easyenglish bible version and commentary 2800 word vocabulary on the book of revelation. 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. Today we continue to witness a surge of popular interest in bible prophecy and questions concerning such matters as the last days and the second coming of christ. Examine one of the most exciting and controversial books in the bible with dr.
However, johnsons book also serves as an excellent commentary and devotional book in its own right. So, the divine author of revelation is jesus christ and the human author is the apostle john. Beale this is likely the single most exhaustive commentary on the revelation available today, an amillennial treasure just waiting to be explored. There is a book of life, and knowing our names are written there should bring us great joy. Cyril barber the ministers library a clear, easytoread, understandable exposition of the book of revelation. In the study of any book of the bible or any topic of scripture, a certain amount of ground work is needed for understanding, orientation, and motivation. The book of revelation provides some of the keenest insights in scripture concerning the big picture of work. As with all prophecies the revelation also is not easily understood. The book of revelation, a prophecy of warning and hope.1238 493 636 1127 127 1215 714 453 511 456 1138 415 1531 996 583 813 1515 166 390 927 1350 1112 957 841 171 640 152