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Apocalypse : a commentary on Revelation in words and images
Smith, Robert H., 1932-2006.
Publication Information:
Collegeville, Minn. : Liturgical Press, [2000]

Physical Description:
xv, 96 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
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For those searching for a way to demystify the often puzzling book of Revelation or for those seeking a splendid pathway into the Apocalypse, this commentary is an extraordinary aid to grasping the central visions-and to being grasped by them. Albrecht Durer's woodcuts are incorporated together with an introduction that describes both the Seer of Patmos and the artist of Nuremberg and gives a very brief overview of various ways of reading these texts (fundamentalist, mainline, liberation). It is followed by a commentary on the book of Revelation accompanied by and keyed to the woodcuts.

Author Notes

Robert H. Smith, Th.D., is professor of New Testament at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary and serves as a member of the core doctoral faculty of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. v
Notesp. vii
Introductionp. xi
1 A Synopsis of the Book of Revelationp. 1
2 John, Prophet and Seer, Rev 1:1-3p. 5
3 The Persecution of the Seer, Rev 1:9p. 9
4 John's First Vision and the Seven Letters, Rev 1:9-3:22p. 15
5 Heaven's Throne Room, Rev 4:1-5:14p. 21
6 The Four Horsemen, Rev 6:1-8p. 27
7 Opening the Fifth and Sixth Seals, Rev 6:9-17p. 33
8 The Seal of the Living God, Rev 7:1-17p. 39
9 Seven Angels with Seven Trumpets, Rev 8:1-13p. 45
10 The Fifth and Sixth Trumpets, Rev 9:1-21p. 49
11 Another Mighty Angel, Rev 10:1-11p. 53
12 The Woman and the Dragon, Rev 12:1-6, 13-17p. 59
13 War in Heaven, Rev 12:7-12p. 63
14 The Beast Whose Number is 666, Rev 13:1-18p. 67
15 The New Song of the 144,000, Rev 14:1-5p. 73
16 Seven Angels of Judgment and Seven Angels with Seven Plagues, Rev 14:6-16:21p. 77
17 Babylon, the Mother of All Whores, Rev 17:1-19:10p. 81
18 Binding of Satan and the New Jerusalem, Rev 19:11-22:21p. 87
Subject Indexp. 93
Where to Find Certain Key Words and Phrases in Revelationp. 95