Revelation To John


The Revelation To John Prologue: The Oracle Is Disclosed (1.1-8)

Act 1: Creation, And Salvation Through Judgement (1.9–11.19)
Scene 1: Seven Oracles (1.9–3.22)
Interval: Adoration In Heaven’s Court: God And His Christ (4.1–5.14)
Scene 2: Seven Seals (6.1-17)
Interval: The Church Protected (7.1-17)
Scene 3: Seven Trumpets (8.1–9.21)
Interval: God’s Sovereignty (10.1–11.19)

Act 2: Salvation Through Judgement, And New Creation (12.1– 22.17)
Scene 4: Seven Signs (12.1–14.20)
Interval: A New Exodus (15.1-8)
Scene 5: Seven Bowls (16.1-21)
Interval: The Fall Of Babylon (17.1–18.24)
Scene 6: Seven Visions (19.1–20.15)
Interval: Prelude To The Final Scene (21.1)
Scene 7: Seven Prophecies (21.2–22.17)

Epilogue: The Oracle Is Complete (22.18-21)

Additional Info
The Revelation to John by Stephen Smalley is a magisterial interpretation of John’s Apocalypse as a grand drama, which can only be properly understood in light of John’s Gospel and letters and in the context of the Johannine community. As such, it offers the reader a significantly different approach to this enigmatic text than that offered by most contemporary commentaries. Working directly from the Greek text, Smalley offers a masterful analysis of the critical and literary dimensions of the Apocalypse for students and scholars alike. Contents include an in-depth, critical analysis of the Greek text of Revelationa wealth of scholarly interaction with other commentaries and interpretations of Revelationa canonical assessment of Revelation in light of other Johannine textsa historical understanding of Revelation in the context of the Johannine communityan interpretation of Revelation as cosmic drama Here is a fresh contribution to the scholarly study of this captivating but often perplexing book of the Bible. Smalley demonstrates that the Apocalypse speaks directly to any situation in any age and offers a portrait of God’s loving justice that is relevant to our own society.


SKU (ISBN): 9780830829248
ISBN10: 0830829245
Stephen Smalley
Binding: Trade Paper
Published: August 2012
Publisher: InterVarsity Press

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