Well, I finally got most of the posts from my old blog stripped out, the template has been shaped up and there are now some resources linked in the right column. Last night, 2-7-2006, we spent most of our Bible study talking about hermeneutics or the science of Biblical interpretation and how it relates to the study of Revelation. So, I will be posting to the blog more regularly from here on out.
There are a number of good resources for understanding the book of Revelation. Steve Gregg’s Revelation: Four Views has a helpful introduction for the layman (regular folks like us). Robert Mounce’s introduction in the NICNT Commentary on The Book of Revelation will take you a little further and contains a nice little section on apocalyptic literature, which is a must for serious study. If you are really feeling ambitious, Greg Beale’s bibliography and introduction fill the first 177 pages of his NIGTC commentary on Revelation.
But, perhaps the place to start is with R.C. Sproul’s Knowing Scripture or Gordon Fee’s How To Read The Bible For All It’s Worth.
I read that R.C. Sproul book you mentioned–it’s very simplistic and full of good information. I even felt compelled to take notes!