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Fortress Press 1989

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Perhaps no book in the entire New Testament has been misinterpreted to the extent of Revelation. The imagery and symbolism—and the entire genre of apocalyptic literature—presents an obstacle to interpretation, and exegetical method must be applied carefully. Gerhard Krodel, in his commentary on Revelation, offers a lengthy synopsis of Revelation’s interpretive history, including the myriad ways Revelation is misinterpreted. Yet a careful reading of Revelation reveals the nature of apocalyptic literature and the creative ways in which God speaks.

Key Features

  • Discussion of historical issues, such as authorship, dating, and location
  • Textual and literary notes
  • Bibliographies and suggestions for further reading and study
  • Scripture references linked to your Greek New Testament or English translation

Praise for the Print Edition

…an excellent commentary…for pastors, preachers, and students…It is scholarly without being over-academic and it is readable.

—Online reviewer

Product Details

  • Title: Revelation
  • Author: Gerhard Krodel
  • Editors: Roy A. Harrisville, Jack Dean Kingsbury, and Gerhard A. Krodel
  • Publisher: Augsburg
  • Series: Augsburg Commentary on the New Testament
  • Publication Date: 1989
  • Pages: 391

About Dr. Gerhard Krodel

Dr. Gerhard Krodel has been dean of Gettysburg Seminary and professor of New Testament since 1977. His professional education took place at the Universities of Erlangen and Tübingen. He also attended Concordia Seminary, St. Louis and took courses at Union Theological Seminary, New York. He served as pastor, taught classical languages at Capital University, and was professor of New Testament at Wartburg Theological Seminary and at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. He has served on the Commission on Faith and Order of the National Council of Churches and on its Executive Committee, on the Task Force on Theology of the New Lutheran Church, and, since 1978, on the International Orthodox-Lutheran Dialog. He is the editor of Proclamation Commentaries.

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