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Revelation (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament)

4.33  ·  Rating Details ·  58 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
The Book of Revelation contains some of the most difficult passages in Scripture. Grant Osborne's commentary on Revelation begins with a thorough introduction and the many difficulties involved in its interpretation. He also examines elements that complicate the interpretation of apocalyptic literature.
As with all volumes published in the BECNT series, Revelation seeks to
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Hardcover, 896 pages
Published November 1st 2002 by Baker Academic (first published March 1st 2000)
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Jeff Eicher
Jan 19, 2014 Jeff Eicher rated it it was ok
I was looking for a more pastoral commentary on Revelation. Osborne's was more technical than I would've liked, which, frankly, I should've known given its girth. The intext citation and engagement with scholarly sources made it difficult to read. All of these criticisms, I admit, are "personal" in nature -- maybe in a different time of life, when I'm seeking something different in a Revelation commentary, *then* this would be a valuable one.

I appreciate his arguments for a premillennial kingdom
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Lee Harmon
Dec 20, 2011 Lee Harmon rated it it was amazing
If you’ve read other books in the Baker Exegetical series, you know pretty much what to expect here: Deep analysis with appreciation for multiple scholarly viewpoints, and every effort made to provide a precise interpretation. Often, this means resorting to the original New Testament Greek, which does make the text difficult to read … especially if you don’t know any Greek! You don’t have to, but if you know just enough Greek to be dangerous, without being a scholar of Biblical languages, this b ...more
John Kelly
Jan 17, 2016 John Kelly rated it really liked it
Well done. Although we may disagree on some points, they are very minor. He treats the subject very well, balance, well researched and footnoted.
Nathan Parker
Osborne's commentary on Revelation is a good, solid, technical/critical commentary on the book of Revelation. It tended to be a little "overly technical" at times, however, and there were some areas where I majorly disagreed with Osborne. In some of the hotly debated passages on Revelation, I did agree with Osborne, and his presentation of those passages were solid. Overall, a good commentary, although I would also recommend John G Butler and Adrian Rogers' commentaries on Revelation as a good, ...more
John
Aug 20, 2016 John rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a very good commentary but there are others that are better such as The Book of Revelation by Gregory Beale in the New International Greek Testament Commentary series and The Book of Revelation by Robert Mounce in the New International Commentary on the New Testament.
Don
May 16, 2007 Don rated it it was amazing
Talbot Course: Exposition in Daniel and Revelation

Excellent commentary on Revelation!
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Apr 12, 2014 Clint rated it really liked it
Purchased for Reference Purposes, 9 out of 10
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