5 Stars Out Of 5
intelligent and accurate biblical study
December 28, 2011
in order to accurately understand, (and appropriate), biblical writings, it is very important to understand that biblical writing for what it is: its literary nature in its own historical context. this eminently sane study on revelation by a genuine new testament scholar, does exactly this. by learning about the kind of literature that revelation is in its own historical context, Koester then goes on to exlpain what its message was to its original "hearers". in so doing, he allows its message to be responsibly understood and appreciated, as it really does speak to not only its original intended audience, but to subsequent hearers/readers as well. this work stands as a beacon of sanity in a sea of otherwise sloppy work on interpreting and understanding revelation.