Publisher InterVarsity Press
The Tyndale New Testament Commentaries (TNTC) have long been a trusted resource for Bible study. Written by some of the world's most distinguished evangelicals scholars, including F. F. Bruce, Leon Morris, N. T. Wright, and Donald Guthrie, these twenty volumes offer clear, reliable and relevant explanations of every book in the New Testament.Formerly distributed by Eerdmans Publishing Co., InterVarsity Press is pleased to begin offering this series as a compliment to the popular Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries (TOTC). Like the TOTCs, the TNTC volumes are designed to help readers understand what the Bible actually says and what it means. The aim throughout is to get at the true meaning of the Bible and to make its message plain to readers today.
The Tyndale Commentaries end with a solid volume that is easy to read which is appropriate as generally the whole series is a solid work aimed at the interested rather than the already educated. That Leon Morris could make a commentary on Revelation readable as well as educational is a fine feat. The intro is brief but answers basic questions about who might have written Revelation. The simplistic Greek style which is quite different than the other works of John is noted, but in general the author tends to favor traditional views. The commentary does good job of referring to the times John was writing in as Professor Morris speaks of the church of the first century as well as Rome, Nero and other Roman Emperors. It also speaks of the end of days and the prophecies yet to come. Various beliefs that have been drawn from Revelation are also explained. A book worth reading.
Leon Morris was the man! Read anything you find by him. This commentary is brief no doubt and a bit dated now, but I have recently given a copy out to one interested in a short commentary on Revelation. One simply needs some reliable guides to begin to learn from revelation and Morris is a bible guy. For the introductory reader who wants something to go along with devotional reading, grab this from a used bookstore. Look up the OT references he gives and have a nice bible study.