Book review: Navigating Revelation
by Eugene E. Lemcio
Filled not with answers but with questions, Lemcio’s “charts for the voyage” do little to illuminate. I therefore found its promise of a “pedagogical aid” to fall a little short.
What the book does provide, however, is page after page of interesting study foundations, that can lead to some interesting research topics. If you are a serious student of Revelation and wish to work from a concise, visual picture of a few of the Apocalypse’s interrelations and derivations from other scripture, this is a great starting point. For that purpose, I definitely recommend it. Some interesting chart titles (with little commentary) to give you an idea of the book’s content:
Revelation 6 & Isaiah 13: The Shaking of the Foundations
Revelation 8:1-5 & 1 Kings 18:16-40 (comparing Elijah’s contest with Baal to the 7th seal of Revelation)
Revelation 12: Satan’s Fall in Jewish Apocalyptic (comparing to Isaiah, Ezekiel, 1 and 2 Enoch, and Life of Adam & Eve)
Revelation 12 & Matthew 1-2 (Herod’s slaughter of the innocents and the dragon myth)