Study the Bible's most mysterious book without getting bogged down in theological debates or end-times sensationalism. Without supporting specific interpretations of end-times prophecies, this charts book depicts the literary, historical, and theological backgrounds of Revelation. This volume features 79 charts, timelines, and maps designed especially for this volume, illustrating topics from "Literary Genres of Revelation" to "Heavenly Throne-Room Vision with Parallels in Daniel" and "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse with Background in Zecharaiah." This unique guide will bring understanding helpful to all Bible readers, especially students, teachers, and preachers, regardless of their theological background. All charts are reproducible for classroom use.
"Charts on the Book of Revelation" is the first of its kind--a charts book that does not seek to support specific interpretations of end-times prophecies. Instead, it depicts the literary, historical, and theological backgrounds of Revelation, arguably the New Testament's most challenging book. With 79 charts, timelines, and maps (developed especially for this volume), this unique guide promises to help all Bible readers, especially students, teachers, and preachers, regardless of their theological background. All charts are reproducible for classroom use.
This is a novel idea and an inspired one. These charts will be invaluable to anyone studying the book of Revelation in detail.
Professor of New Testament Studies and Bishop Wardlaw Professor, University of St. Andrews
Author of The Theology of the Book of Revelation
Wilsons Charts on the Book of Revelation synthesizes an enormous amount of material relevant to the study of the Revelation of John and makes it available in a clear, useful, and unusual format for students of the Bible.
David E. Aune
Professor of New Testament, University of Notre Dame
Author of the three-volume Revelation in the Word Biblical Commentary series
A useful tool for teachers and a helpful guide for students to many complex and disputed issues. . . . Teachers and students from a great variety of cultural and theological backgrounds will all find that this book enhances their access to and communication of the book of Revelation.
Adela Yarbro Collins
Buckingham Professor of New Testament Criticism and Interpretation, Yale Divinity School
Author of The Apocalypse and Crisis & Catharsis: The Power of the Apocalypse
More than any book in the Bible, Revelation needs to be visualized to be understood. Charts on the Book of Revelation is a major step forward in doing just that. Every pastor and Bible teacher will benefit from using these charts in their study and as overheads when teaching and preaching through the book.
Grant R. Osborne
Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Author of Revelation in the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series
If you are looking for helpful maps and charts that are substantive and revealing in regard to the book of Revelation, look no further than Mark Wilson's excellent resources. I know of no better collection of materials that illuminates Revelation than these resources.
Ben Witherington III
Professor of New Testament Interpretation
Asbury Theological Seminary
Author of Revelation in the New Cambridge Bible Commentary series
Charts on the Book of Revelation is a useful supplement to courses on the Book of Revelation in both the church and the academy. Wilsons charts cover a range of historical, literary, rhetorical, and interpretive issues that will guide the careful student in making more viable interpretations of this difficult yet enriching book. An excellent resource to use with todays visual learners as they approach this highly visual book for study.
Robert Walter Wall
The Paul T. Walls Professor of Biblical and Wesleyan Studies
Chair, Department of Christian Scriptures
Seattle Pacific University
Author of Revelation in the New International Biblical Commentary series
This is an enormously helpful book, bringing together in visual form extensive comparative data both from and about Revelation. Not to be confused with prophecy charts of a bygone era, here we find charts on everything from various views of authorship and date to extensive list of scriptural allusions and verbal parallels, from Johns use of symbols and numbers to all references to angels and demonsand much else79 in all. Each is carefully annotated with the source of the information. While the parallels are not always convincing, they always provide an interesting place to start and will save the reader much time in collecting data.
David L. Barr
Brage Golding Distinguished Professor, Wright State University
Editor, Reading the Book of Revelation