Book Notice: Ian Paul’s Revelation Commentary

Euangelion | 6/22/2018 | Staff
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TNTC; Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2018.

Ian Paul has written a fantastic intermediate commentary on Revelation as part of the reboot of the Tyndale commentary series under the editorship of Eckhard Schnabel.

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Paul has done a good job of writing a commentary on one of the hardest books of the NT to write a commentary on that is informed and yet not bogged down in detail, so it’s readable and useful to students and pastors. Paul reckons that Revelation has “the most developed trinitarian theology of any New Testament book”. He says that Revelation is a book that tests our ability to read Scripture and is the best example of an author wrestling with Scripture and the ideological implications of the gospel. He is quite circumspect on authorship preferring to think that “John invites us to judge the authority of what he writes on the basis of its content and claims, not on an appeal to external evidence of authority.” Paul favours a date during the reign of Domitian and favours a social setting where a city is religiously and socially embedded in the imperial cult. Like others, he sees Revelation as a mixture apocalypse, letter, and prophecy. According to Paul, “The rhetorical goal of John’s...
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