One of the most important tools to studying eschatology is to possess good commentaries on various books of the bible. This section will provide our readers with some resourceful commentaries from the Amillennial perspective.
The Book of Daniel
Daniel (E.J. Young)- E.J. Young’s classic commentary on the book of Daniel is a must have for any serious study of the historical and prophetic texts in Daniel. While this can be a more difficult commentary to find to purchase, this is a commentary that will clear many false interpretations of Daniel and demonstrate that the visions are pointing towards the first advent of Christ and shortly afterwards. A Must Read!
Exposition of Daniel (H.C. Leupold)- Leupold’s commentary was written for those Christians who wish to explore the depths of the book of Daniel in plain words and plain meaning. He explores the politics, culture and language of the day to demonstrate Daniel’s message in a clear and concise fashion.
Daniel (Joyce Baldwin) – Much like other Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries, the book on Daniel is truly a tremendously brilliant addition to this series. Recommended by many Old Testament scholars and pastors, this book is excellent for students who wish to have a solid primer on the book of Daniel.
The Book of Ezekiel
Ezekiel: The NIV Application Commentary (Ian Duguid). The best modern commentary on Ezekiel written from a Reformed perspective. Of great value both to theologian and pastor, it follows the NT in identifying Christ and the New Covenant as the true sphere of fulfillment of Ezekiel’s mysterious visions and prophecies. Warm, readable, and loaded with thoughtful illustrations and applications for Christians. The outline alone is worth the price of the book. If you’re planning to preach through Ezekiel, this is the commentary for you! (Dr. Iain Duguid is professor of Old Testament at Grove City College and pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Grove City, Pennsylvania).
The Book of Isaiah
The Prophecy of Isaiah: An Introduction & Commentary (J. Alec Motyer) It is a one volume commentary that numbers at close to 550 pages. Motyer offers a very good introduction to the book especially dealing with the controversial authorship of the prophecy. Motyer divides the book and renders Isaiah 1-37 as the book of the king, chapters 38-55 as the book of the servant and finally Isaiah 56-66 as the book of the Anointed Conqueror. He also points out three themes that are reoccurring throughout the prophecy mainly the Hope of the coming Messiah, the city and an outline of the Holy One of Israel. There is no question that this is a must have for anyone who is willing to examine the book of the prophecy of Isaiah.
An Exposition of Isaiah (H.C. Leupold) I must make my readers aware that this is not an easy volume to get your hands on since it has been out of print for quite some time. The book is a wonderful companion to Motyer and whatever he is lacking, Leupold fills the gap. This is a great commentary analysing the prophetic texts from the Amillennial perspective.
The Book of Revelation
The Book of Revelation (G.K. Beale) This is likely the single most exhaustive commentary on the Revelation available today, an Amillennial treasure just waiting to be explored! Dr. Beale’s familiarity with the original language, his grasp of the culture of the day, his command of the OT references and allusions, and his deft handling of the text itself all make this commentary an absolute necessity for any scholarly study of the Apocalypse.
Revelation: A Shorter Commentary G. K. Beale’s monumental New International Greek Testament Commentary volume on Revelation has been highly praised since its publication in 1999. This shorter commentary distills the superb grammatical analysis and exegesis from that tome (over 1,300 pages) into a book more accessible and pertinent to preachers, students, and general Christian readers.
As in the original commentary, Beale views Revelation as an integrated whole, as a conscious continuation of the Old Testament prophetic books, and shows that recognizing Revelation’s nearly constant use of Old Testament allusions is key to unlocking its meaning. Interspersed throughout the volume are more than sixty sets of “Suggestions for Reflection” to help readers better grasp the relevance of Revelation to their lives and our world today.
Triumph of the Lamb (Dennis Johnson) Written by professor Dennis Johnson of Westminster Theological Seminay, this commentary will challenge the student of Revelation to rethink their position. Johnson writes for those who do not want to delve into too much history or Greek but want to explore the meaning of the text. This commentary is great to help give a more simple explanation of the Amillennial/ Idealist view of the Apocalypse of John.
More than a Conqueror (William Hendricksen) This commentary by William Hendricksen was the standard for interpreting the book of Revelation from the Amillennial perspective for years. It is a very straightforward but informative volume that has introduced many to the understanding of looking at the book of Revelation from the Idealist point of view. His style of writing is easily understood and perfect for the average student of the bible. (Sample Version)