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Revelation: A Shorter Commentary

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Eerdmans 2015

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G. K. Beale’s monumental The Book of Revelation: 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.

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Key Features

  • Provides readers with an abridgment of an acclaimed scholarly commentary
  • Explores a topic pertinent to preachers, students, and general Christian readers
  • Focuses on Revelation as a conscious continuation of the Old Testament prophetic books


  • 1:1-20: Prologue
  • 2:1-3:22: The Letters to the Seven Churches
  • 4:1-5:14: God and Christ are Glorified
  • 6:1-8:5: The Seven Seals
  • 8:6-11:19: The Seven Trumpets
  • 12:1-15:4: Deeper Conflict
  • 15:5-16:21: The Seven Bowl Judgments
  • 17:1-19:21: The Final Judgment of Babylon and the Beast
  • 20:1-15: The Millennium
  • 21:1-22:15: The New Creation and the Church Perfected in Glory
  • 22:6-21: Epilogue

Praise for the Print Edition

This ‘shorter’ commentary (at over 500 pages) dwarfs most others — not so much in size as in substance. Beale's `eclectic redemptive-historical idealist view' opens up Revelation's literary flow, spiritual logic, and eschatological message. At last a commentary that actually explains Revelation rather than compounding its complexity.

Robert W. Yarbrough, professor of New Testament, Covenant Theological Seminary

In this volume we are treated to a briefer version of Greg Beale's massive commentary on Revelation, but that work’s exegetical depth and theological profundity are still present in the abbreviated volume. No one can afford to preach, teach, or write on Revelation without reading Beale.

Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

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About G.K. Beale

G.K. Beale is Kenneth T. Wessner Chair of Biblical Studies and professor of New Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School. He is the author or editor of several books, including The Right Doctrine from the Wrong Texts?: Essays on the Use of the Old Testament in the New, The Book of Revelation: New International Greek Testament Commentary, and The IVP New Testament Commentary Series: 1-2 Thessalonians.

About David H. Campbell

David H. Campbell is pastor of Trinity Christian Church, Owen Sound, Ontario.

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