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The Letters to the Seven Churches of Asia in Their Local Setting

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With a new foreword by David E. Aune This modern classic by Colin Hemer explores the seven letters in the book of Revelation against the historical background of the churches to which they were addressed. Based on literary, epigraphical, and archaeological sources and informed by Hemer's firsthand knowledge of the biblical sites, this superb study presents in the clearest ...more
Paperback, 360 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company (first published March 1st 1987)
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David
Sep 21, 2010 David rated it really liked it
This book is probably the only book I will ever read that will get a 4 star that is also endorsed by a catholic theologian. You must clearly understand what this book is and decide if you want to read it for it to be useful to you or not.

It is a in-depth treatise on the historical setting of the seven churches from archeological findings, historians, folk lore and facts. He distinguishes between where he gets his info (1/3 of the book is his reference section). Anyone doing a study on the seven
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Spencer
Feb 03, 2016 Spencer rated it really liked it
A solid historical-critical approach to the Letters to the Churches in Revelation. Hemler's approach focuses on the "Sitz im Leben" of each of the churches, comparing linguistic, epigraphic, and archaeological evidence to the text of Revelation. He is well-versed in the geography and literature relating to this part of the ancient world and presents his case easily. Helmer does not have an overriding thesis as much as he is trying to survey possible backgrounds for some very short NT letters. ...more
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Aug 25, 2016 Ranoordam rated it really liked it
Would have been helpful if I knew Greek. Just because we went to Asia a few months ago and studied the letters to the churches made this book readable. To read it without having been there would be so much harder. I'm not sure I would have finished it otherwise
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