In this revised edition of the classic 1977 work The Book of Revelation [NICNT], based on theNestle-Aland Greek New Testament, Mounce has expands his work to reflect more than twenty additional years of working with Revelation, its text, and the scholarship that surrounds it. Mounce's greatest strength is interacting with, unpacking, and evaluating the various theories, studies, and interpretations given by scholars to apocalyptic literature generally, and to Revelation specifically.
And, as we all know, theories surrounding this enigmatic book abound, and often prove detrimental to the Christian faith. What is needed is a responsible guide that can steer through unexpected grounds, and navigate us to sound waters and faithful interpretation that takes divine revelation seriously, the limits of human knowledge seriously, as well as the Biblical text and the history that surrounds it. Mounce is that guide.
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Customer Reviews for The Book of Revelation, Revised: New International Commentary on the New Testament [NICNT]
Review 1 for The Book of Revelation, Revised: New International Commentary on the New Testament [NICNT]
Date:July 8, 2010
This is a very solid tool, after 42 years in the minisry I look for materials that have a solid Doctrine and it is, the material is valueable even to the layman or deepest scholar. Easy to read and understand, I recommend this to anyone that is a student of God's Holy Word. We must remember that we won't always agree with every writer we research, but we must allow Holy Spirit to be our guide and to Interpret the Word of God for us.
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Review 2 for The Book of Revelation, Revised: New International Commentary on the New Testament [NICNT]
Date:March 15, 2003
Ross A Taylor
Mounce has been a standard evangelical student text since the first edition in 1977 and has been my most used commentary on Revelation. This revised 1998 edition is now out of date with the publication of the huge works by Beale (1999) and Aune (1997-8). Mounce is still one of the best student texts available, but if you are on a limited budget I would go for Osborne (2002) instead, who includes Beale and Aune, and buy Mounce second-hand.
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Review 3 for The Book of Revelation, Revised: New International Commentary on the New Testament [NICNT]
A very helpful commentary. Mounce consistently helps the reader to avoid overly allegoristic and literalistic interpretation. Mounce provides good background material, but I find his frequent allusions to mythological ideas as possible sources annoying and unhelpful. Overall, however, this is a helpful commentary and worth reading.