Focused Biblical Scholarship to Teach the Text Effectively
The Teach the Text Commentary Series gives pastors the best of biblical scholarship and presents the information needed to move seamlessly from the meaning of the text to its effective communication. By keeping the discussion in each carefully selected preaching unit to six pages of focused commentary, the volumes allow pastors to quickly grasp the most important information. Each unit of the commentary includes the big idea and key themes of the passage;sections dedicated to understanding, teaching, and illustrating the text;and full-color images.
To many Christians, the book of Revelation is either an inscrutable enigma to avoid or a detailed blueprint of the end of history over which to obsess. Both approaches tend to miss the book's rich teachings about God Almighty, the Lord Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, God's people, worship, spiritual warfare, perseverance, judgment, and more. Scott Duvall unpacks Revelation with an emphasis on both historical and literary contexts, helping the modern teacher and reader focus on the book's messages of warning, hope, and comfort, remembering that Jesus is Lord. Revelation issues a clarion call to faithful living in the face of the threat of persecution and the temptation to compromise, a call we need to hear today.
"Scott Duvall's volume on Revelation can only be described as magnificent in every respect. This well-written commentary is characterized from beginning to end by careful interpretation, insightful theological analysis, and extremely helpful and applicable illustrations. Students, teachers, pastors, and scholars will all benefit from Duvall's significant contribution to the study of this challenging book. I gladly and heartily recommend this fine work."-- David S. Dockery, president, Trinity International University
"Duvall reliably guides contemporary readers to the message that John conveyed to his readers in the first century, he consistently focuses on the biblical text rather than on the various theories and interpretations, and he responsibly helps pastors and Bible study leaders to teach, preach, and apply John's message as God's message to the church today."-- Eckhard J. Schnabel, Mary F. Rockefeller Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
"Duvall has done a splendid job of providing clarity to an often misunderstood segment of Scripture. His balanced approach to the text provides for his readership a sane and dependable understanding of this crucial book in the New Testament."-- Robert H. Mounce, president emeritus, Whitworth University;author of The Book of Revelation in the benchmark NICNT series
J. Scott Duvall (PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor of New Testament and J. C. and Mae Fuller Chair of Biblical Studies at Ouachita Baptist University. He is the author or coauthor of many articles and books, including The Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook and Grasping God's Word.