New in the Eerdmans Classic Biblical Commentaries collection
In this now-classic exposition of Revelation, first published in 1972, George Eldon Ladd offers a clear, engaging, and insightful reading of the Apocalypse that is ideal for the pulpit, classroom, or personal study.
In a brief introduction Ladd discusses the subject of authorship, the date and historical setting of Revelation, and the various methods of interpretation (preterist, historical, idealist, and futurist) that have been applied to the book throughout history. He then offers an analytical outline of Revelation's structure and his verse-by-verse commentary, which reflects a historic premillennial perspective. The entire work is marked by Ladd's sensitivity to the needs of both scholars and general readers and by his concern for proclaiming the message of Revelation for our time.