The NIV Application Commentary
Craig S. Keener
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  • December 26, 1999

  • New Testament; Biblical Studies

About the Authors

Craig S.  Keener

Craig S. Keener

Ph.D., Duke University, M.A., M.Div., Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, B.A., Central College

Craig S. Keener is the F. M. and Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary and holds a doctoral degree in New Testament Studies and the Origins of Christianity from Duke University.

Craig has authored 22 books, five of which have won book awards in Christianity Today. His IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament has sold more than half a million copies. The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, for which Craig authored most of the New Testament notes (and which John Walton and Craig edited), won Bible of the Year in the 2017 Christian Book Awards, and also won Book of the Year in the Religion: Christianity category of the International Book Awards.

His recent books include Spirit Hermeneutics; The Mind of the Spirit: Paul’s Approach to Transformed Thinking; Acts: A Exegetical Commentary (4 vols.); Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts; The Historical Jesus of the Gospels; The Gospel of Matthew: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary; Romans; 1-2 Corinthians; The Gospel of John: A Commentary; and Revelation. He has also published more than 70 academic articles and more than 170 popular articles.


The NIV Application Commentary helps you communicate and apply biblical text effectively in today's context.

To bring the ancient messages of the Bible into today's context, each passage is treated in three sections:

  • Original Meaning. Concise exegesis to help readers understand the original meaning of the biblical text in its historical, literary, and cultural context.

  • Bridging Contexts. A bridge between the world of the Bible and the world of today, built by discerning what is timeless in the timely pages of the Bible.

  • Contemporary Significance. This section identifies comparable situations to those faced in the Bible and explores relevant application of the biblical messages. The author alerts the readers of problems they may encounter when seeking to apply the passage and helps them think through the issues involved.

This unique, award-winning commentary is the ideal resource for today's preachers, teachers, and serious students of the Bible, giving them the tools, ideas, and insights they need to communicate God's Word with the same powerful impact it had when it was first written.

What can we know about the book of Revelation? What should we make of its visions of apocalyptic horsemen, horns with faces, flying angels, and fantastic beasts? Most important, what meaning does it hold for us here and now, and how can we apply it to our lives? Craig S. Keener shares perspectives on Revelation and helps us strengthen our hope in the future while living out our faith wisely in the present.

Table of Contents

  • Series Introduction

  • General Editor’s Preface

  • Author’s Preface

  • Abbreviations

  • Introduction

  • Outline

  • Annotated Bibliography

  • Text and Commentary on Revelation

  • Scripture Index

  • Other Ancient Sources

  • Subject Index

  • Author Index

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