Revelation – Craig Keener – NIV Application Commentary

NIV Application Commentary RevelationCraig S. Keener is the author of the Revelation volume in the NIV Application Commentary series.

In this commentary, the sections on explaining the meaning of the text as well as suggesting application for the text are equally strong.

Keener received his Ph.D. in New Testament Studies and Christian Origins from Duke University.

Prior to Asbury Theological Seminary, he was professor of New Testament at Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University for nearly 15 years, where he was also one of the associate pastors at an African-American Baptist church in Philadelphia. (He was ordained in an African-American Baptist church in 1991, but serves students and settings related to a range of traditions.)

He has authored a number of commentaries on New Testament books as well as books covering a range of topics from Jesus and Paul to the African-American church.

His popular IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament has sold over half a million copies.

According to Bruce Chilton, Keener’s 2009 book The Historical Jesus of the Gospels “marks a notable moment in the critical study of Jesus” in that Keener uses the study of Jesus’ Jewish environment to argue for the authenticity of the Gospels. [1]

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