In this revised edition of the classic 1977 work The Book of Revelation [NICNT], based on theNestle-Aland Greek New Testament, Mounce has expands his work to reflect more than twenty additional years of working with Revelation, its text, and the scholarship that surrounds it. Mounce's greatest strength is interacting with, unpacking, and evaluating the various theories, studies, and interpretations given by scholars to apocalyptic literature generally, and to Revelation specifically.
And, as we all know, theories surrounding this enigmatic book abound, and often prove detrimental to the Christian faith. What is needed is a responsible guide that can steer through unexpected grounds, and navigate us to sound waters and faithful interpretation that takes divine revelation seriously, the limits of human knowledge seriously, as well as the Biblical text and the history that surrounds it. Mounce is that guide.
This contribution to The New International Commentary on the New Testament is a revision of Robert Mounce's original entry on the book of Revelation and reflects more than twenty additional years of mature thought and the latest in scholarship.
Robert H. Mounce is president emeritus of Whitworth College, Spokane, Washington, and a noted New Testament Greek scholar. The author of many articles and books, including a popular commentary on Revelation titled What Are We Waiting For? and the New International Biblical Commentary volume on Matthew, he also helped produce the NIV, NIrV, NLT, ESV, and HCSB translations.
-- The Bible Today
"This new edition of the commentary retains the virtues of the first: a well-balanced, traditional approach to the interpretation of Revelation, with a wealth of bibliographical references and a thoughtful, well-written commentary on the literary, historical, and theological significance of the text."
-- The Clergy Journal
"This critical commentary is from the evangelical slant, meticulous at every point. . . Mounce...provides multiple interpretations of the text of Revelation. Yet he also carefully steers a middle course between wooden literalism and undomesticated subjectivism. These features give features of widely divergent theological stances room to move effectively within the commentary. . . For pastors and preachers in search of a solid critical commentary on Revelation, this one is worth the money and time spent on it."
-- Religious Studies Review
"The commentary is clearly written and argued and should be on the shelf of any serious student of Revelation."