This commentary series is established on the presupposition that the theological character of the New Testament documents calls for exegesis that is sensitive to theological themes as well as to the details of the historical, linguistic, and textual context. Such thorough exegetical work lies at the heart of these volumes, which contain detailed verse-by-verse commentary preceded by general comments on each section and subsection of the text.
An important aim of the NIGTC authors is to interact with the wealth of significant New Testament research published in recent articles and monographs. In this connection the authors make their own scholarly contributions to the ongoing study of the biblical text.
The text on which these commentaries are based is the UBS Greek New Testament, edited by Kurt Aland and others. While engaging the major questions of text and interpretation at a scholarly level, the authors keep in mind the needs of the beginning student of Greek as well as the pastor or layperson who may have studied the language at some time but does not now use it on a regular basis.
About the Author
G. K. Beale (PhD, University of Cambridge) is professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. An accomplished scholar, he is the co-editor of the acclaimed Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament; editor of The Right Doctrine from the Wrong Texts? Essays on the Use of the Old Testament; and the author of six books: The Temple and the Church's Mission, The Use of Daniel in Jewish Apocalyptic Literature and in the Revelation of St. John, 1-2 Thessalonians (The IVP New Testament Commentary Series), We Become What We Worship: A Biblical Theology of Idolatry, The Erosion of Inerrancy in Evangelicalism: Responding to New Challenges to Biblical Authority, and the forthcoming Handbook on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament.
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New International Greek Testament Commentary
Publisher: Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN 10: 080282174X
ISBN 13: 9780802821744
“The best technical commentary.”
- Vern Sheridan Poythress, Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Westminster Theological Seminary.
“If you've got the Greek and and you've got the time, this should be your first choice among commentaries on the Book of Revelation.”
- Matthew Harmon, Westminster Bookstore Staff, 2007
“This is an incredibly learned study, a magisterial commentary on one of the most difficult books in the Bible. There has never been a deeper probing of the Old Testament allusions in the Apocalypse, nor a better presentation of the idealist interpretation. This work will be essential for all scholars and students of the book of Revelation for years to come.”
Grant Osborne, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
“A magnificent achievement and an invaluable guide and resource for all future study of Revelation. Beale's particular emphasis on interpreting the text by reference to the Old Testament Scriptures and Jewish exegetical traditions is one that the text itself invites, while the orientation to the theological reflection is also very welcome in a commentary on this profoundly theological text.”
- Richard Bauckham, University of St. Andrews
“ Beale has an unrivaled knowledge of Revelation and its Jewish background. His work will be invaluable to both scholars and students who want a thorough treatment of the textual and critical problems and to pastors and laypeople who want to know what Revelation meant—and means—in its own terms.”
- J. P. M. Sweet, University of Cambridge