Revelation: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary
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Focusing on the Book of Revelation's deep engagement with social, religious, and economic issues, Koester addresses its volatile history of interpretation and its cultural impact over the centuries. The result is a groundbreaking study that provides powerful insights and sets new directions for the continued appreciation of this visionary religious text. 928 pages, softcover from Yale University.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 928
Vendor: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 9.25 X 6.13 X 2.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0300216912
ISBN-13: 9780300216912
Series: Anchor Yale Bible Commentary

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In this landmark commentary, Craig R. Koester offers a comprehensive look at a powerful and controversial early Christian text, the book of Revelation. Originally written for Christian communities in Asia Minor, Revelation depicts scenes of cosmic conflict in which God, the creator of the world, overcomes the forces of destruction and makes all things new. This often misunderstood portion of the New Testament repeatedly surprises readers by warning that judgment is imminent, only to interrupt the visions of terror with messages of hope and redemption.
           
Koester provides richly textured descriptions of the book’s setting and language, making extensive use of Greek and Latin inscriptions, classical texts, and ancient Jewish writings, including the Dead Sea Scrolls. While Revelation has often been viewed as world-negating, this commentary focuses on its deep engagement with social, religious, and economic issues. It also addresses the book’s volatile history of interpretation and its cultural impact over the centuries. The result is a groundbreaking study that provides powerful insights and sets new directions for the continued appreciation of this visionary religious text.

Author Bio

Craig R. Koester is the Asher O. and Carrie Nasby Professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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"Koester . . . has succeeded in providing a succinct, interesting, and informative survey of some of the many ways John’s Apocalypse has stirred the imaginations of readers and shaped the church and society. . . . [A] well-researched, accessible guide through the oft-confusing text of Revelation."—Mitchell G. Reddish, Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology

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