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The Book of Revelation: An Introduction and Commentary

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In the words of author Homer Hailey, "The Book of Revelation has a concrete setting in a definite period of history and deals with actual problems which Christians faced late in the first century." Various symbols display the reality of powerful moral and spiritual forces involved in a violent clash in which the forces of God are ultimately triumphant.

The Saints of that day found much encouragement and gained the crown of victory. But the message in the Book of Revelation continues to instruct and edify God's people today. It reveals the principles of victory through righteousness and truth, and the ultimate fate of all that is false.  According to Hailey, "Some of the prophecies are yet to be fulfilled, such as the passing of the current order, the resurrection of all, the judgment of the just and the unjust, and the final reward and punishment of both the righteous and the wicked. Consequently, these future aspects of the book of Revelation are to be recognized."

The first section of this commentary discusses the author, the place of writing, symbolism, the dating, and various interpretations, theme and the purpose of the book of Revelation. The author provides the historical background for the birth and early years of Christianity. Then follows a verse-by-verse commentary, anchored in sound scholarship.

This enlarged 10th printing contains a valuable catalog on the nearly 90 symbols found in the book of Revelation, together with a comprehensive subject index. For readability, the page size has been slightly enlarged. A significant essay in which Hailey shows the relevance of the book of Revelation to the 21st century world, rounds out this volume.


  • Introduction
  • Historical Background
  • Commentary on the Book of Revelation

Part One, Chapters 1-11: Conflict and Judgment Within and Without the Church

  • Christ Among the Lampstands
  • Letters to the Churches
  • Letters to the Churches, Continued
  • The Throne Scene
  • The Lamb and the Book
  • The Opening of the First Six Seals
  • An Interlude
  • The Seventh Seal and the First Four Trumpets
  • The Beginning of the Woes
  • The Angel and the Little Book
  • The Vision Continues

Part Two, Chapters 12-22: War and Victory!

  • The Woman and the Dragon
  • The Two Wild Beasts
  • Righteous Judgment
  • The Seven Bowls of Wrath
  • The Bowls of Wrath Poured Out
  • The Infamy and Fall of Babylon
  • The Fall of the Harlot
  • Victory
  • The Thousand Years and the Final Judgment
  • The Eternal Glory
  • The New Jerusalem, continued
  • Revelation: Its Relevance for the Twenty-First Century

Product Information

Author: Homer Hailey
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
ISBN-10: 0801042011
ISBN-13: 9780801042010
Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.6 x 1.4 inches
Page Count: 438
Binding: Hardcover
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