Author Sandy Millers Understanding the Book of Revelation as Cultural Literature brings a new and different perspective to this important biblical book. She considers such questions as what the vision says about the God John worships, and if Johns God is just, why he delays justice for those martyred for their faith. When the seventh angel trumpets the time for God to destroy those who destroy the earth(Rev. 11:18d), there are no bloody victims in Johns Armageddon. The only weapon used is the Sword of Truth. Christs white robe is stained with the blood of his own self-sacrifice. His armys battle garb is clean and white. This war is differenta battle for the hearts and minds of menfought daily by Christ and his army of truth tellers. Martyrs find comfort when the destroyers hearts are changed, but if they still need a sacrifice, justice demands they sacrifice themselves.
Understanding the Book of Revelation as Cultural Literature provides guidelines to help you and your students to understand what some may find complicated. Most importantly, a better understanding of this book in particular can lead to a better understanding of the Bible and God as a whole.
As well as superb translations of all non-biblical texts sufficiently well preserved to be rendered into English, there are also a number of previously unpublished texts, and a new preface.
Since its first publication in 1962, The Dead Sea Scrolls in English has established itself as the standard English translation of the non-Biblical Qumran Scrolls and as giving an astonishing insight to the organization, customs, history and beliefs of the community responsible for them. This seventh edition will contain new material, together with extensive new introductory material and notes.