by Ian A. Fair
This commentary seeks to bridge the gap between advanced scholarly commentaries that are available. Where necessary, the author has engaged the original Greek of Revelation but in a way that those who do not read Greek can understand the insights the original language provides. The commentary sets the message of Revelation in the context of the first-century churches in Asia, but also seeks to identify the theological principles that are relevant for the church in the twenty-first century.
Ian A. Fair has been teaching Revelation at the university level for forty years. He is the former dean of the College of Biblical Studies at Abilene Christian University where he also served as a professor of New Testament for twenty-five years. He holds a B.A.Hon., M.A. in New Testament, and a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology all from the University of Natal, South Africa. Dr. Fair serves currently as the interim dean of Heritage Christian University in Accra, Ghana, and as director of the Center for Church Resources. He and his wife June live in McKinney, Texas.
"Ian Fair deserves our congratulations for producing a definitive treatment of this important Christian apocalyptic writing. The treatment of modern scholarship is impressive and praiseworthy. The extensive introduction lays out in considerable detail the textual, social, and historical background. It includes a helpful outline of the socio-religious and political environment of the Christian churches in Asia Minor at the close of the first century. It rightly places Revelation in the context of Jewish and Christian apocalyptic movements, the theological trend which, in the words of Ernst Kasemann, became 'the mother of New Testament theology.' This excellent commentary provides an invaluable resource not only for scholars and theological students but also for readers in the church."
- Andrei A. Orlov
Department of Theology
Dimensions (inches): 9 x 6
Weight (pounds): 1.6