Item description for The Letters to the Seven Churches of Asia in Their Local Setting (The Biblical Resource Series) by Colin J. Hemer...
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 way possible a picture of the New Testament world in the later part of the first century and its significance for broader questions of church history.
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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.04" Width: 6.21" Height: 0.88" Weight: 1.16 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2000
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN 0802847145 ISBN13 9780802847140
Reviews - What do customers think about The Letters to the Seven Churches of Asia in Their Local Setting (The Biblical Resource Series)?
An Excellent Study of Revelation 2-3 Aug 16, 2001
Colin J. Hemer, who unfortunately passed away, has written a masterful work which will be a classic in years to come, on the seven churches of Revelation 2-3. Originially published in 1986 by Sheffield press, this book is a welcomed addition to the study of Revelation. Hemer brings his vast knowledge of Greco-Roman culture and geography and accompanied by an excellent grammtical-historical interpretation, brings us the best work on Revelation 2-3 ever. This book is particulary helpful in analyzing the various approaches to Revelation. Whether you are preterist, futurist, idealist or historicist you will find a goldmine of information in this book. This is a book which Revelation scholars have been waiting for and which will not too soon be surpassed. If you are ready for an in-depth understanding of Revelation 2-3 do not hesitate to buy this book!