b'Revelation Through Old Testament EyesTremper Longman IIITHROUGH OLD TESTAMENT EYESThe book of Revelation simply cannot be understood apart from the Old TestamentT hrough Old Testament Eyes is a new kind of commentary seriesthatilluminatestheOldTestamentbackgrounds, allusions, patterns, and references saturating the New Testament. ThestructureandcontentoftheOldTestamentweresecond nature to the New Testament authors and their audiences, but todays readers have no reference point for understanding their intricate role in the New Testament. Bible teachers, preachers, and students committed to understanding Scripture will gain insight throughtheserichOldTestamentconnections,whichclarify puzzling passages and explain others in fresh ways. TheimagesofRevelationlikeaseven-sealedscroll,four horsemen bringing destruction and death, locusts from the abyss, and moreoften seem hopelessly complex to todays readers and have led to egregious misunderstanding and misinterpretations. But as Tremper Longman demonstrates in Revelation Through Old Testament Eyes, this confusion arises from unfamiliarity with symbolism that Revelations first readers readily comprehended. In large part, the imagery arises from first-century AD Greco-Roman culture and from the Old Testament, with its own back-ground in ancient Near Eastern literature. Through its unmistak-able Old Testament connections, Revelation exhorts readers to persevere in the present and place their hope in God for the future.Avoiding overly technical discussions and interpretive debates to concentrate on Old Testament influences, Revelation Through Old Testament Eyes combines rigorous, focused New Testament scholarship with deep respect for the entire biblical text.Tremper Longman III(PhD, Yale University) is Distinguished Scholar and professor emeritus of Biblical Studies of Westmont College.Heistheauthorofnumeroustextbooks,books,and commentaries and has edited and contributed to award-winning Bible reference works, such as Dictionary of the Old Testament and Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary.RELATED TITLESUNIQUE SELLING POINTS Packed with insightful, devotional, and978-0-8254-4473-9$29.99practical application Paperback6 x 9368 pages Third in this uniquely designed seriesRELIGION / Biblical Commentary / New making sense of the New TestamentTestament / Revelation through its essential Old TestamentKregel AcademicRights: Worldunderpinnings April 26, 2022John Through OldMark Through Old Provides the imagery and cultural foun-Testament Eyes Testament Eyes dations critical to any understanding of 978-0-8254-4508-8$29.99 978-0-8254-4411-1$28.99 Revelation18 www.kregel.com'