Item description for Commentary-Revelation 1-11 (MacArthur NT Series) by John MacArthur...
Overview This New Testament commentary series reflects this objective of explaining and applying Scripture. Some commentaries are primarily linguistic, others are mostly theological, and some are mainly homiletical. This one is basically explanatory, or expository. It is not linguistically technical, but deals with linguistics when this seems helpful to proper interpretation. It focuses on the major doctrines in each text and on how they relate to the whole of Scripture.
Publishers Description These study guides, part of a set from noted Bible scholar, John MacArthur, take readers on a journey through biblical texts to discover what lies beneath the surface, focusing on meaning and context, and then reflecting on the explored passage or concept. With probing questions that guide the reader toward application, as well as ample space for journaling, "The MacArthur New Testament Commentary Series "are invaluable tools for Bible students of all ages. "Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near" (Revelation 1:3). Full of shrouded prophecy and escatalogical mysteries, the book of Revelation is often considered an enigma by scholars and lay-readers alike. Now respected preacher and Bible teacher, John MacArthur, pulls back the veil and reveals more of what God's Word has to say to us in Revelation. The perfect companion for devotional or scholarly study, Revelation 1-11 will open your eyes to receive the blessing promised in Revelation's opening verses.
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Studio: Moody Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.6" Width: 6.04" Height: 1.19" Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Release Date Apr 15, 1999
Publisher MOODY PRESS BOOKS #13
Series MacArthur New Testament Commentary
ISBN 0802407730 ISBN13 9780802407733
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More About John MacArthur
John MacArthur is pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, as well as author, conference speaker, president of The Master's College and featured teacher with Grace to You, an international radio broadcast. His more than six dozen books have sold millions of copies worldwide and include more than two dozen volumes of The MacArthur New Testament Commentary series.
The son of Jack MacArthur and fifth cousin of U.S. General Douglas MacArthur, John MacArthur attended Bob Jones University before transferring to Los Angeles Pacific College (now Azusa Pacific University). He later obtained his Masters of Divinity from Biola University's Talbot Theological Seminary, in La Mirada, California. He graduated with honors. From 1964 to 1966, he served as an associate pastor at Calvary Bible Church, in Burbank, California and, from 1966 to 1969, as a faculty representative for Talbot Theological Seminary. Then, in 1969, he became the third pastor in the then-short history of the nondenominational Grace Community Church of Sun Valley, California.
His daily radio program, Grace to You, which is now broadcast throughout much of the world, began as an audio recording ministry to provide cassettes of his sermons to listeners. They were first broadcast in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1977.
In 1985, MacArthur became the president of The Master's College (formerly Los Angeles Baptist College), an accredited, four-year, liberal arts Christian college; and, in 1986, he founded The Master's Seminary. MacArthur also received an honorary doctorate from Talbot Theological Seminary[ and an honorary doctorate from Grace Graduate School.
Nearly 43 years after beginning in the pulpit of Grace Community, MacArthur completed one his own life goals of preaching through the entire New Testament on June 5, 2011, at the end of his projected target window, stated the previous January, to finish "some time in the summer." During the same interview, MacArthur projected he would complete his commentary series within another five years, some 35 years after beginning.
MacArthur is married to Patricia and they have four children and fifteen grandchildren.
John MacArthur, es el pastor-maestro de la Grace Community Church en Sun Valley, California. Ademas, es presidente de The Master's College and Seminary. Es un prolifico autor con muchos exitos de ventas. Su estilo popular de exposicion y ensenanza de la Biblia puede escucharse a diario en su programa radial de difusion internacional "Gracia a vosotros."
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Reviews - What do customers think about Commentary-Revelation 1-11 (MacArthur NT Series)?
"There are simpler commentaries, but few better ones!" Dec 18, 2005
While it's true this author is dispensational, premillennial, and pretribulational, neither he, nor anyone else should have to apologize for this viewpoint which best coincides with scripture.
This is an exhaustive work which lets the bible interpret the bible. It is full of wonderful expository samples, and yet is readable for just about anyone. I'm sure the second volume is just as good.
The author discusses alternative views, and it is evident that he has done much research. While new Christians might be overwhelmed by this tome, new Christians should not be trying to tackle Revelation anyway.
For such, "Dragons, Grasshoppers, & Frogs!" espouses almost exactly the same theological viewpoint, while being ten times more simplified and much more practical. (It is also written for teens.)
If you are a seasoned expositor of God's Word, MacArthur can't be beat. If not, go with "Dragons..."
MACARTHUR AT HIS BEST Oct 14, 2001
The book of the Revelation - THE MOST MISUNDERSTOOD - made UNDERSTANDABLE! Not hard and complicated but still sticking to EXACTLY what the text says without a lot of OPINION - this is a good work! Great addition to my library!
Shows his dispensational bias Oct 2, 2000
While in general MacArthur's commentaries are good, in the case of Revelation his dispensational bias emasculates Revelation after chap 3. He does, as you would expect, do justice to the letters to the seven churches, especially Smyrna where he relates the martyrdom of Polycarp. His mention of the Greek is useful.
His dispensational and pre-tribulation bias appears in his comments about Philadelphia (3:10). When discussing Rev 4:1 he falls into the familiar trap of saying that the church is nowhere mentioned in chaps 4-19 (p 145) and things go downhill from there. We get the usual litany of dispensational interpretations of Revelation; the 144,000 are a select group of Jewish believer (p 219); 11:1-2 refers to a rebuilt Jewish temple and a restored sacrificial system (p 294); the two witnesses are Moses and Elijah (p 300).
One wonders why MacArthur writes a commentary on Revelation in the first place if the church is nowhere to be seen after chap 3. I have to ask how the 144,000 get converted if there is no one to evangelize them. While I agree that the word church does not occur in chap 4-19 what about the word 'saints' which occurs 12 times, not to mention 'servants' 6 times and 'prophets' 6 times.
The more mainstream commentaries clearly do find the church after chap 3. Revelation has been a source of comfort to persecuted believers ever since it was written; shortly after which the church went through over two hundred years of persecution until the time of Constantine. I would rather not recommend MacArthur's commentary on Revelation; you would get a more balanced and relevant approach from the likes of Mounce, Krodel, Ladd, Johnson and Newport (who is useful because he came out from the dispensational system).
Excelent Apr 13, 2000
John Macarthur's Commentary on the book of Revelation is one the most complete and exhaustive commentaries produced in the last twenty years. The information covered in this book is extremely complete. Though out the book MacArthur takes the futuristic approach to the book of Revelation. He expands on almost every phrase explaining first the main idea behind that phrase and then going on to explain the meaning of some of the specific words. He generally used the Greek word to explain the meaning of the word and how this word can be applicable to us now a day. Though an extensive amount of cross-references MacArthur is able to give the preacher sufficient information to expound and apply the passage to a sermon or Sunday school lesson. Macarthur's analysis of the seven churches is one of the best done, he identifies the correspondent, the church, the city, the commendation, the command, and the council, and in great detail explains each of these points making the teachings behind the seven churches easy to understand. By the use of a great amount of quotes from other scholars we are able to see the view of other scholarly men and how those views are in accord or disaccord with Macarthur's view.
This commentary in its 320 pages has the most valuable insights to book of Revelation that can be found anywhere. This book is useful for the layman and to the scholar the same making it an excellent book for the teacher, preacher, student and scholar.