By: Maurice Williams
Publisher: iUniverse, Inc.
Publication Date: April 2008
Reviewed by: Michael Feld
Review Date: February 2009
Revelation: Fall of Judea, Rise of the Church by Maurice Williams propounds the Preterist interpretation of the Book of Revelation.
Williams lays out a well-researched and constructive argument that states the visions in the Book of Revelation relate not to our time, but rather to the first and second century Christian community. Using compelling historical, linguistic, and biblical insights, Williams assigns the authorship of Revelation to John the Baptist and not John the Evangelist. While this is not a widely held theory today, Williams’ scholarly approach, examining biblical texts, theories held by biblical experts, and historical documents, may cause the reader to approach the Book of Revelation with a new appreciation for the Preterist position.
The Christian reader, interested in applying biblical prophecy to history will gain a fresh insight into biblical symbolism and early Christian life. Revelation: Fall of Judea, Rise of the Church is generally well written, focusing the reader’s attention on relevant scriptural passages while introducing supporting social and political historical information. Revelation: Fall of Judea, Rise of the Church is a book that a serious and open minded reader, interested in the book of Revelation will find enjoyable and may alter his or her understanding of biblical prophecy.
Quill says: A book that will enhance your understanding of the Book of Revelation.