Revelation

Revelation Most Bible commentaries take us on a one way trip from our world to the world of the Bible But they leave us there assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own In other words they

  • Title: Revelation
  • Author: Craig S. Keener David Weston Baker Bill T. Arnold
  • ISBN: 9780310231929
  • Page: 110
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Most Bible commentaries take us on a one way trip from our world to the world of the Bible But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own In other words, they focus on the original meaning of the passage but don t discuss its contemporary application The information they offer is valuable but the job is only half done The NIMost Bible commentaries take us on a one way trip from our world to the world of the Bible But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own In other words, they focus on the original meaning of the passage but don t discuss its contemporary application The information they offer is valuable but the job is only half done The NIV Application Commentary Series helps us with both halves of the interpretive task This new and unique series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into a modern context It explains not only what the Bible meant but also how it can speak powerfully today.

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    1. This commentary on the book of the Revelation is par to the NIV Application Commentary series. I wondered how someone could write a commentary on Revelation for this series, given the emotions and strong options associated with this book. The author does a wonderful job in the first part of this book in pursuing a middle road through the morass. He typically discusses the various strong opinion while refusing to take sides. For each passage, he rather talks about what everyone should be able to [...]

    2. If you're at all familiar with the NIV Application Commentary series, then you'll somewhat know what to expect with the Revelation volume of this series. It is a commentary that doesn't focus on the technical or academic approach toward the text. The focus is instead on pastoral concerns and practical application for believers today. This is not to say that the work is lacking in academics or any kind of foundation. I would say that Keener gives more historical context than the average church go [...]

    3. I am generally a fan of Craig Keener's work, but found this volume to be a tad underwhelming. Perhaps it's simply because Keener's expertise is with placing Scripture in its historical context, and the NIVAC series is designed to do only some of that, and move into contemporary application of the text. But I found this volume to be a bit short on detail, and simplistic in its conclusions, which is not a good thing when dealing with a difficult text like Revelation.

    4. While arguably not the top scholarly commentary on Revelation, Keener's personal commentary in the Contemporary Significance sections really add to the quality of an already outstanding commentary. Highly recommend!

    5. I think this is a great commentary on Revelation. It isn't as in-depth as other reviewer's have said. But it's not supposed to be. It skips over a lot of the scholarly interactions to get to the practicality for believers today. Overall, it is fair-minded and doesn't take one approach over another but is eclectic.

    6. Along with Most Revealing Book of the Bible: Making Sense Out of Revelation, Keener's commentary on revelation challenges some of the assumptions and stereotypes many 20th/21st century readers have about what the Book of Revelations means. Through historical context and close textual readings, Keener, a well-respected New Testament scholar, argues often for a reading that has largely become a lesser-known viewpoint amidst more popular reading that spell only doom and gloom.

    7. This is a pretty good commentary, and if you are looking for a commentary that isn't technical, but still has a good overview of the book then this is a good option. I personally think that Revelation is one book where technical commentaries are more helpful because if you don't get into the details of the book then Revelation is hard to really understand. Read this commentary along with more technical commentaries and you'll be in good shape.

    8. love the way the books in this series are laid out. Get a history lesson along with how it pertains to contemorary life. This is the third in the series I have read.

    9. Very valuable. I love the format of this commentary series, but the quality is up or down. This one is definitely on the upside.

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