Most interpretations of Revelation are chiefly occupied with symbols of the Book—mysteries, judgments, promised consummation—and neglect to sufficiently emphasize the person of Jesus Christ. If Jesus so prominently stands at the book’s center, what makes the symbolism so appealing and distracting? Gaebelein firmly orients the symbolism, the prophecy, and the apocalyptic predictions in the book of Revelation around the person of Jesus Christ. The Revelation: An Analysis and Exposition of the Last Book of the Bible also contains appendices on connections between Revelation and Daniel, on the symbolic names in Revelation, and on helpful books on prophecy in general and the book of Revelation in particular.
It is my privilege to commend to the people of God… the volumes of Mr. A. C. Gaebelein…
—C. I. Scofield
[These are] works of wide research…
His writings will never lose their timeliness—a valuable addition to any library.
—United Evangelical Action
Arno Clemens Gaebelein was born in 1861 in Germany, and immigrated to the United States in 1879. He was converted at an early age, and became ordained in the Methodist church in 1886. Gaebelein was a prolific writer. He wrote numerous books and tracts and served as editor of Our Hope, a Bible study magazine, for fifty-two years. He also co-edited the Scofield Reference Bible. Gaebelein devoted nearly ten years of his life to writing The Annotated Bible, a 3,000-page commentary on Scripture, also available from Logos. He also lectured frequently at Dallas Theological Seminary. Gaebelein died in 1945.