Never more relevant than in today's apocalyptic culture, the book of Revelation offers riches to the wise but conceals many land mines for the unskilled. This is the first in a series of handbooks by a recognized expert in the field, bringing the latest biblical scholarship to bear on the most perplexing book of the Bible.
Starting with a quick survey of prophecy from Genesis to Revelation, Jon Paulien teases out the hidden patterns of God's working in history that underlie sound exegesis. He shows how prophets move from literal to spiritual, how they use the language of the past to describe the future, and how they employ literary structures, such as chiasm, as clues to their meaning.
The author demonstrates how the structure of the Hebrew sanctuary, extracanonical writings, and even a pagan goddess can help us unlock the secrets of Revelation. He explains how Ellen G. White relates to Scripture, and how careful attention to Old Testament roots sheds new light on topics such as the meaning of 666.
This practical how-to volume will discourage bizarre and speculative interpretations and will deepen respect for the Author of prophecy, who is always consistent but never predictable.
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This practical handbook for studying the book of Revelation brings a fresh look and helpful insights to a sometimes perplexing book.About the Author:
Jon Paulien is Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Andrews University Theological Seminary. The author of seven books and more than a hundred articles, scholarly papers, and other publications, Jon is a specialist in the study of Johannine literature (Gospel of John and book of Revelation). He also takes special delight in seminars and presentations to nonspecialists who can make practical use of the material in the real world. When not at work, Jon enjoys being with his wife, Pamella, and their three children.
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Book Description Review & Herald Pub Assn, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 175 pages. 9.25x6.25x0.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk082801812X
Book Description Review & Herald Publishing, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11082801812X