Jesus; the temple; the priests of Israel; the words of this book; the man among the lamps; the letters to the seven churches; the chariot throne of God; the sacrificd lamb; the book with seven seals; the redeemed; the seven trumpets; the angel in the cloud; the woman clothed with the sun; war in heaven and earth; the two beasts; the harvest of the earth; the bowls of wrath; Jerusalem; the warrior priest; the city of the saints; the millennium kingdom; all things new.
Margaret Barker is a former President of the Society for Old Testament Study, and author of numerous works, including The Older Testament, The Lost Prophet, The Gate of Heaven, The Great Angel.
'This is a very exciting and suggestive book. Margaret Barker
strips off the varnish applied to the portrait of Jesus Christ by
generations of desk bound scholars. She reveals a fresh and
startling Christ, but one who is entirely believable in the
diversity of first century Judaism which she has so dramatically
The Rt Revd and Rt Hon. Richard Chartres, Bishop of London
'This is a serious book and one that will provoke much debate and reflection.'
The Bible Today
'The case is argued by massive (but readable) scholarship. But does it hold together? If Margaret Barker is correct, how come this book got into the same New Testament as the letters of Paul whom it so vehemently opposed? Read her case; it will stimulate your own thinking. And then make your own mind up.'
Canon Michael Perry, Church Times
'Margaret Barker makes the Book of Revelation make sense. It no longer stands apart at the edge of the Christian Bible, but appears as a key New Testament text, showing us the world of images in which the early Christians thought their religion. Margaret Barker has written a compelling book. It reshapes our understanding of early Christianity, its literature and its liturgy.'
Professor David Melling, Manchester Metropolitan University
"This commentary-like series of essays on the book of Revelation offers a fresh and complete interpretation of what Barker considers one of the earliest [ ] NT writings Barker's book demonstrates that there can be no convincing account of early Christian history without a proper understanding of the book of Revelation. Highly recommended!"
- International Review of Biblical Studies, 1999/2000