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Revelation : a new translation with introduction and commentary

Author: Craig R Koester
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2014]
Series: Bible., v. 38A.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this landmark commentary, Craig R. Koester offers a comprehensive look at a powerful and controversial early Christian text, the book of Revelation. The author provides richly textured descriptions of the book's setting and language, making extensive use of Greek and Latin inscriptions, classical texts, and ancient Jewish writings, including the Dead Sea Scrolls. Rather than viewing Revelation as world-negating,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reference works
Commentaries
Former Course Reserve reading
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Craig R Koester
ISBN: 9780300144888 0300144881 9780300216912 0300216912
OCLC Number: 875547277
Description: xiii, 881 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Secondary sources --
Greek and Latin authors --
Jewish and early Christian texts --
Inscriptions and papyri --
Revelation : a translation --
Introduction --
I. History of interpretation and influence --
II. Historical issues --
III. Social setting of Revelation --
IV. Literary aspects --
V. Rhetorical aspects --
VI. Text of Revelation --
Bibliography --
Notes and comments. Title and introduction to the book --
First cycle : Christ and the seven assemblies (1:9-3:22) --
Second cycle : the seven seals (4:1-8:5) --
Third cycle : the seven trumpets (8:6-11:18) --
Fourth cycle : the dragon, the beasts, and the faithful (11:19-15:4) --
Fifth cycle : the seven bowls and the fall of Babylon (15:5-19:10) --
Sixth cycle : from the beast's demise to New Jerusalem (19:11-22:5) --
Conclusion to the book (22:6-21) --
Index of modern authors --
Index of subjects.
Series Title: Bible., v. 38A.
Other Titles: Bible.
Responsibility: Craig R. Koester.
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Offers a comprehensive look at a powerful and controversial early Christian text, the biblical Book of Revelation. The author provides richly textured descriptions of the book's setting and language,  Read more...

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"Koester . . . has succeeded in providing a succinct, interesting, and informative survey of some of the many ways John's Apocalypse has stirred the imaginations of readers and shaped the church and Read more...

 
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