Item description for Commentary-Revelation 1-7 (Exegetical Commmentary) by Robert L. Thomas...
Overview This volume presents an exegetical analysis of the first seven chapters of the Apocalypse. It reaffirms the basic framework of eschatology espoused by ancient Christianity but with added perspective of centuries of doctrinal progress in the Body of Christ.
Publishers Description This volume presents an exegetical analysis of the first seven chapters of the Apocalypse. It reaffirms the basic framework of Eschatology espoused by ancient Christianity but with added perspective of centuries of doctrinal progress in the body of Christ.
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Studio: Moody Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.26" Width: 6.22" Height: 1.36" Weight: 1.95 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2000
Publisher Moody Publishers
ISBN 0802492657 ISBN13 9780802492654
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More About Robert L. Thomas
Robert L. Thomas is Professor of New Testament at The Master's Seminary, Sun Valley, California.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Commentary-Revelation 1-7 (Exegetical Commmentary)?
Top notch Mar 26, 2008
If you're a serious student of the Bible and escatology then Thomas's commentaries are a must. He spells things out (literally) and his is a very valuable resource.
Great Commentary for all levels of readers. Aug 23, 2006
This commentary is clearly written from one particular point of view but not without detailed clear explanation regarding opposing views. Regardless of your view of interpretation this commentary can be used as an informative read or a technical study. His greek translation is especially useful and can be understood even if you are only familiar with the greek alphabet. I have read through this volume a couple of times and am particularly impressed at the fairness of presentation of opposing views. If you are interested in understanding the Revelation make sure you have both volumes of Thomas's book on your shelf.
Best of the lot Sep 12, 2004
Robert L. Thomas has methodically studied the Book of Revelation for years. It was the subject of his doctoral dissertation at Dallas Theological Seminary, and he makes us feel his intense lifelong interest. This is the best, most detailed commentary from the pre-tribulational,dispensational perspective. In addition, Thomas is the author of an excellent work on the grammatical-historical hermeneutic, and does not engage in wild flights of fancy with the text.
The only drawback is that it is not too hard to become lost in the wealth of detail. If I had a serious interpretational question, Thomas' work is the first resource I would reach for. Yet, if you are looking for the dispensational perspective with more overview and less detail, consider Walvoord or Hindson.
One of the best commentaries on Revelation Jun 3, 2000
This is one of the best commentaries on Revelation that I have encountered. While it is written from a dispensational point of view, it was encouraging to get to chapter four and not find that John's summon into heaven is automatically interpreted as being the rapture of the church. (For me, this particular interpretation has always been so obviously strained that it is embarrasing to me when folks actually try to preach it from the pulpit. It is also the farthest thing from a literal exegesis that you can get, in a place that does not even require a symbolic interpretation.)
Almost all of the major opinions and arguments pro and con for each passage are cited along with their respective proponents and they are presented with great precision and scholarship. Although the author definitely has his own point of view, he is careful to write in a manner that at least comes across on paper as being fair and impartial to the reader.
Even though the exegesis is scholarly, it is not written to such a technical extreme that no one but a PhD can understand it. On the contrary, it is quite accessible to the average reader, yet has enough "meat" for anyone intersted in an indepth study. In short, you will enjoy reading it. This volume along with its companion volume on chapters 8-22 by the same author would be a highly prized addition to your library.
A Great Commentary Feb 2, 2000
This is a very informative and detailed commentary on the Book of Revelation written from a premillennial dispensationalist viewpoint. I have found this commentary to be extremely useful for my study and for my teaching. I highly recommend this volume (chapters 1-7) and also volume 2 (chapters 8-22). I highly recommend this commentary.