• Tonstad, Sigve K. Revelation. Paideia: Commentaries on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2019. 398 pp. (review)

    Author(s):
    Wim Altink
    Editor(s):
    Tom de Bruin (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    Spes Christiana (journal)
    Subject(s):
    Revelation
    Item Type:
    Book review
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/hf96-av52
    Abstract:
    Tonstad was invited to write a 398-page commentary on Revelation in the Paideia Series on the New Testament is a further step in this development of SDA contributions. From the Foreword to this series we read that “the primary focus remains on the text and not its historical context or its interpretations in the secondary literature” (p. x). That is probably the reason why the vast area of intertext such as from Qumran and other Jewish Second Temple literature is absent. The commentary of Tonstad succeeds, however, in dealing with the three main goals set out by the general editors for the different blocks of text: “(1) introductory matters; (2) tracing the train of thought or narrative or rhetorical flow of the argument; and (3) theological issues raised by the text that are of interest to the contemporary Christian” (p. x). This approach opens up the rich meanings of the text as it stands and prevents preconceived ideas or mere interpretations from specific religious traditions claiming unique “copyright.”
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