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Revelation: A Theological Exposition of Sacred Scripture (Concordia Commentary | CC)

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This volume on Revelation explores the last and perhaps the most perplexing book in the Bible as the church's final witness to the exalted Christ. The author sees Ascension Christology as the heart of the prophetic and visionary message and relates the imagery, events, and liturgical portions of Revelation to the church’s life and worship.

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  • Bibliographical references and index
  • Preface by the author
  • A theological exposition of sacred Scripture

Top Highlights

“While the beast from the sea represents every tyranny by human power and enterprise (political, social, economic, educational, and so forth), the beast from the earth represents religious tyranny. In brief, the first beast can be called the ‘political beast,’ while the second is the ‘religious beast.’” (Page 358)

“another angel coming down out of heaven’ (18:1). This is not the angel who has been attending John through” (Page 462)

“According to the four gospels, then, the devil was bound, conquered, judged, and cast out as a result of Jesus’ saving ministry, culminating in his death on the cross and his resurrection. Therefore, the binding of Satan, the dragon, took place at Jesus’ victory, accomplished by his ministry, death, resurrection, and ascension (cf. also Rev 12:5, 7–10)—at the beginning of the ‘thousand years’ (Rev 20:2).” (Page 549)

“The book of Revelation, however, is primarily prophetic. Like all biblical literature, it is a true revelation (19:9; 22:6) of the true God, who desires all people to repent and believe the Gospel of the Lord Christ.” (Page 5)

“In keeping with the whole character of Revelation, it is best to understand the angels of the churches as angelic beings, God’s heavenly messengers.” (Page 61)

  • Title: Concordia Commentary: Revelation
  • Author: Louis A. Brighton
  • Publisher: Concordia
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Pages: 712

Louis A. Brighton is professor emeritus at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri. He studied at Concordia Seminary (BA, MDiv, STM) and Saint Louis University (PhD). He also taught at Westfield House of the University of Cambridge, England.



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