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Preterims (full or consistent preterism) teaches that end time prophecies were fulfilled in 70AD with the destruction of Jerusalem. The hardbound version of this commentary is 1172 pages (Read the reviews of this book at Amazon) If you are thinking about preaching or teaching through Revelation, this commentary is a "must have! ( Book of the Revelation Charted out Verse by Verse (Rev 4-22) - Sola Scriptura (with a few questions interspersed) (Html links below are to the 4 sections or Pdf that has all 4 sections on one 10 page Pdf) WILLIAM NEWELL Commentary on the Revelation Rosscup - This is a premillennial, dispensational study which takes a thorough-going literal approach to the book.
Thus preterists interpret the beasts of (Rev 13:1, 2, 11-note) as imperial Rome and the imperial priesthood, but notice that they are clearly interpreting the passage allegorically, not literally, for no where in the context is this interpretation even suggested! " Another advantage for preaching or teaching is that the commentary is linked to a free companion internet course providing an additional 70 hours of audio instruction linked to almost 1,000 slides (Web Show - Revelation - Study Resources - Slides with sound or Slides Only) The slides can be used to supplement your presentation. It is good on the English text and will have its main usefulness in some points for lay people.
Related Resources - Historicist The historicist approach views the Revelation as a symbolic or allegorical prophetic survey of church history from the first century up to the Second Coming of Christ. He is difficult to categorize - in his book on "Last Things: An Eschatology for Laymen" [not recommended to those who seek to interpret Scripture literally] he says he "feels that he must adopt a spiritualizing hermeneutic" He replaces Israel with the church. Hiebert - A popular commentary on Revelation that takes a premillennial and posttribulational view of eschatology. The author uses Scripture to try to explain the symbols of the book. Owen Revelation 1:5-6 Three Reasons To Praise God J.
This was the view espoused by most of the "reformers" and thus dominated Protestant eschatological teaching for centuries. 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. The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge: Old Tappan, NJ.: Fleming H. The viewpoint is premillennial and pretribulational. CLARENCE LARKIN REVELATION A Study of the Last Prophetic Book of Holy Scripture Comments: Generally takes a literal, conservative approach but you must be a Berean (Acts -note) when you read his comments. Mike Minnix Revelation 2 The Author and Finisher of our Faith Johnny L.
Though lauded by some modern neo-orthodox theologians, this work suffers from some unfortunate limitations (e.g., where futuristic approaches are criticized for assigning everything after chapter 4 to a very limited period of history, and the critique of a literal millennium, etc.). There are also well over 1000 bibliographic references. As I see it, this disconnect occurs at two important points.
Often the arguments of the contributors is weak (e.g., the identity of the 24 elders), but the editor gives no evidence of the fact that the interpretation of the text is thereby weakened. There are thousands of Scripture cross references and all pop up in context (NASB) for quick review (and " " sign demarcates a commentary note on that passage). First, you say that because the majority of Jews do not believe in Jesus they have broken covenant with God and have no divine claim at this time to the land God promised them.
Idealists feel that Revelation relates primarily to the church between the first and second coming of Christ. J.: Loizeaux Brothers, 1920 Click for expository notes Cyril Barber - The Minister's Library (Volume 3) - Based on the text of the KJV. Clear evangelical messages explaining the scope and symbols of the vision John saw on Patmos. This book has been the means under God of bringing those who were merely curious about prophecy to faith in Christ. Swete (and, of course, stands head-and-shoulders above all other works on Revelation produced todate). Revelation in Notes on the New Testament; Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1884–85 Calvin, John Clarke, Adam. Apart from the second Advent of our Lord, the world is more likely to sink into pandemonium than to rise into a millennium. Gerald Harris Revelation -22 No Refreshment or Healing Johnny Hunt Revelation 3:1-6 Focusing on our Works David E.It is also important to realize that many of these "classic" commentaries tend to treat many of the OT promises to Israel as primarily applying to the NT Church, a view that is strongly disavowed by this website (see discussion of The Israel of God). There are sanguine brethren who are looking forward to everything growing better and better and better, until, at the last this present age ripens into a millennium. Mac Arthur makes points of truth applicable in various parts of the Revelation to guide believers to live godly lives. Sanders Revelation -19 The Tolerating Church Johnny Hunt Revelation 2:4 Fired Up Or Fizzled Out? Martin Revelation 2:7-13 The Faithful Church Johnny Hunt Revelation 2:8-11 A Church Under Pressure Denis Lyle Revelation 2:8-11 The Suffering Church Johnny Hunt Revelation 2:8-11 Letter to the Church at Smyrna Mark Adams Revelation 2:8-11 The Uncompromising Church Johnny Hunt Revelation 3:1-6 The Church of the Living Dead Johnny L. Sanders Revelation -22 The Poor Little Rich Church Johnny L.An example of a historicist interpretation is the belief that the strong angel of Revelation 10 symbolizes the Reformation and that the harlot in Revelation 17 represents the Roman Catholic church, both interpretations which a plain reading of the text simply does not allow! They will not be able to sustain their hopes, for Scripture give them no solid basis to rest upon. Sanders Revelation -22 God's Presecription for Overcoming Spiritual Anemia J.Preterist Preterist (from Latin praeter meaning "past") holds that through the use of symbols and allegory, the Revelation deals with events that were fulfilled in John's time (they are "past") and that it was written primarily to provide hope and comfort to the first century church persecuted by Rome. John’s Revelation: Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1943 Milligan, William. Another interesting aspect of this commentary is that the author often discusses other interpretations of specific passages. Second, you say that the future of the land promised to Israel becomes subsumed under the promise of God that all believers will "inherit the land …In short, preterism holds that all prophecy in the Bible is really history. For example, see the Revelation 12:1 comments on the identity of the "great sign," the "woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars", where Garland discusses the three main views of her identity as either Israel, the Church or a pagan symbol. because the entire new heavens and new earth will be ours." I believe that these views can potentially undermine Christian confidence in the ongoing election of Israel based upon the Abrahamic covenant and give encouragement to those who have adopted a supersessionist position toward Israel today.