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A Commentary on the Apocalypse of John
POD; Published: 11/9/2006
ISBN: 978-0-8028-6073-6
Price: $ 39.50
425 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6.25 x 9.25
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Edmondo Lupieri's main goal in A Commentary on the Apocalypse of John is to introduce readers to the mental and spiritual world of John as both a first-century Jew and a follower of Jesus. The fruit of over ten years of research, a constructive response to postmodern criticism, and an academic best-seller in its Italian edition, Lupieri's commentary offers both new proposals and traditional interpretations to shed light on this complex coda to the biblical message.

In an illuminating preface Lupieri discusses the strange world of the Apocalypse and promises an open commentary, full of original treatments of knotty interpretive problems. Maintaining a strong historical perspective throughout, he examines the text of the Apocalypse line by line, paying careful attention to the Greek text, offering a new translation, making wide use of apocryphal, pseudepigraphal, and Qumran literature, and often analyzing John's Apocalypse as compared to other Jewish apocalypses.

Thoughtful, thorough, and nonsectarian, Lupieri's Commentary on the Apocalypse of John will appeal to anyone with a serious interest in the meaning of the biblical text.
Religious Studies Review
"The comments are extremely well written and are typically based on a running dialogue with major recent scholarship. . . . Provides fresh and lucid explanations of this most difficult of all biblical books."
Joseph Sievers
— Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome
"Lupieri offers a very fair overview of most of the problems with the book of Revelation, without hesitating to admit that many unsolved questions remain. He explains fundamental issues with scholarly expertise but without excessive scholarly jargon. In particular, he situates Revelation in the context of the development of Jewish apocalyptic literature. Overall a very handy and substantial commentary. . . I recommend it highly."