Reading Revelation: A Comparison of Four Interpretive Translations of the Apocalypse

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Kregel Academic, May 1, 2009 - Religion - 208 pages
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The mark of the Beast, the Antichrist, the seven seals, the second coming of Christ, the millennium. These intriguing and endlessly contentious ideas and images all come together in the book of Revelation, a rich and hermeneutically complicated Scripture that, unsurprisingly, has no universally accepted interpretation. Instead, the study of Revelation has customarily fallen into four major-and essentially conflicting-hermeneutical approaches: preterist (past), historicist, futurist, and idealist (spiritual). "Reading Revelation" compares these four major approaches to Revelation by laying out the different interpretive translations provided by each school of thought in parallel columns and-in order to provide a standard of reference-includes a fifth column presenting the Greek text and a literal word-for-word translation.
  

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"Reading Revelation" by C.Marvin Pate is a comparison of four interpretive translations of the book of Revelation. I really wasn't sure what to expect when I received this book but was pleasantly ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
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Revelation 1
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31
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25
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Revelation 9
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C. Marvin Pate (PhD, Marquette University) is professor of biblical studies at Ouachita Baptist University. He is the author and editor of numerous works, including Four Views on the Book of Revelation; The Writings of John: A Survey of the Gospel, Epistles, and Apocalypse; Romans (Teach the Text Commentary Series); and From Plato to Jesus.

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