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Social-Science Commentary on the Book of Revelation

Format: Digital
ISBN: 9780800632274


The Social-Science Commentary series presents a pioneering alternative commentary genre that offers a contextual approach to the study of the New Testament, thoroughly grounded in the original audience’s first-century cultural setting. The author of Revelation presents himself as John, the astral seer, who professes faith in the resurrected Jesus and who belonged to the house of Israel. John writes of traveling into the sky; but this perspective of “sky-visions” is completely neglected in the traditional commentaries and studies on Revelation. Malina and Pilch demonstrate the necessity of taking ancient sky-interpretation seriously for reading the book of Revelation in its first-century context. Building on their earlier works on Revelation, and using the highly successful socio-cultural commentary model, Malina and Pilch have charted a new direction for Revelation studies. In addition to their focused commentary, Malina and Pilch include illustrative drawings, photographs, charts, and diagrams on ancient Mediterranean astrology.

  • Title: Social-Science Commentary on the Book of Revelation
  • Authors: Bruce Malina, John J. Pilch
  • Series: Social-Science Commentary
  • Publisher: Fortress Press
  • Print Publication Date: 2000
  • Logos Release Date: 2014
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible. N.T. Revelation › Commentaries; Bible. N.T. › Social scientific criticism
  • ISBN: 9780800632274
  • Resource ID: LLS:SCLSCNCCMM04
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
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