First published in 1919, The Apocalypse of John focuses extensively on the eschatology and Apocalyptic works of the Old Testament and late Jewish writers, as well as the analysis of John’s own writing in the last book of the Bible. Isbon T. Beckwith believes that one must read Revelation in light of the culture, audience, and literary style of which the apostle John was affected by at the time Revelation was written. Beckwith, who was a professor of Greek language and literature at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, also provides a linguistically and theologically thorough commentary of this much-debated book of the Bible.
The Apocalypse of John is a valuable resource for understanding the book of Revelation in the cultural context which it was written. Its overview of apocalyptic literature and summary of John’s writing style, as well as theological insights and commentary, will make this resource a great addition to your Logos collection.
- Historical background regarding the first-century Church
- Overview of Apocalyptic literature
- Critical commentary and textual notes
Praise for the Print Edition
This is one of the most elaborate and satisfactory works that have recently been published upon the Apocalypse.
- Title: The Apocalypse of John: Studies in Introduction, With a Critical and Exegetical Commentary
- Author: Isbon T. Beckwith
- Publisher: MacMillan
- Publication Date: 1919
- Pages: 794
About Isbon T. Beckwith
Born in 1843, Isbon T. Beckwith, Ph. D. and D. D., lived in Hartford Connecticut. In addition to his work as an author, he was a professor of Greek language and literature at Trinity College as well as a professor of the interpretation of the New Testament in the General Theological Seminary in New York.