The complex symbolism of Revelation has baffled and intrigued exegetes for centuries. Now Pate objectively sets in parallel columns the four leading approaches (preterist, historicist, futurist, idealist) alongside the Greek text and a literal word-for-word translation, so you can make up your own mind. 384 pages, softcover. Kregel.
Intriguing and endlessly contentious ideas and images of apocalyptic measure come together in the book of Revelation. It is a rich and hermeneutically complicated Scripture that, unsurprisingly, has no universally accepted interpretation. "Reading Revelation" compares these four major approaches to Revelation by laying out the different interpretive translations provided by each school of thought in parallel columns.