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Revelation: A Shorter Commentary
Beale, G. K. and David H. Campbell

Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2015 pp. xiii + 562. $ 35.00


Description: G. K. Beale's monumental New International Greek Testament Commentary volume on Revelation has been highly praised since its publication in 1999. This shorter commentary distills the superb grammatical analysis and exegesis from that tome (over 1,300 pages) into a book more accessible and pertinent to preachers, students, and general Christian readers. As in the original commentary, Beale views Revelation as an integrated whole, as a conscious continuation of the Old Testament prophetic books, and shows that recognizing Revelation's nearly constant use of Old Testament allusions is key to unlocking its meaning. Interspersed throughout the volume are more than sixty sets of "Suggestions for Reflection" to help readers better grasp the relevance of Revelation to their lives and our world today.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Revelation, Literature, Methods, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology, New Testament Theology, Other Methods

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Review by Paul B. Duff
Published 10/23/2016
Citation: Paul B. Duff, review of G. K. Beale, with David H. Campbell, Revelation: A Shorter Commentary, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).


Review by Andrew Guffey
Published 10/23/2016
Citation: Andrew Guffey, review of G. K. Beale, with David H. Campbell, Revelation: A Shorter Commentary, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).


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