PMT 2015-100 by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.
I receive a steady flow of questions regarding my Revelation commentary’s progress towards publication. I will give my blog readers a brief report on this — don’t tell anyone about this. Let’s surprise them. 🙂
The state of the matter
I spoke with the Tolle Lege editor of my commentary this week. He will finish editing volume 1 this weekend. Then he will send the digital files to me. Once I go over it, make any necessary corrections or additions, and return it to him, he will start work on the final layout. I will be focusing on careful review of the edited manuscript beginning the moment I receive it. I am anxious to get it done!
He noted also that Tolle Lege does have a professional indexer. That means I will only spend a minimal amount of time on indexing. Basically I will get him a key words list to be used for indexing, and he will do the rest. That is a huge relief. Indexing is one of the more tedious tasks in finalizing a book for publication. But it is an essential feature of a book, especially a large, academic one such as this.
The editor said that as it currently stands it looks like each volume could be about 1000 pages. But they are considering making the external dimensions of the book a little larger than standard size. Thus the commentary might not be a standard 6 x 9 format, but perhaps a 7 x 10 format. This will help reduce the number of pages necessary. They don’t want the book too thick, where it wouldn’t be able to lay flat when opened. I am pleased that they are looking into such matters.
The editor still believes he can get volume 2 completed by the end of October. Then the same process would be followed as with volume 1. We are still hoping for a Christmas release, but we will see. Of course, I hope it is Christmas 2015! I can certainly say this work has been as slow as Christmas, such is the labor necessary when working without a research assistant.
You can help!
I invite interested readers of my blog to consider making financial donations towards completing this project. I am now going to have to reserve larger chunks of my time for reading through both volumes to make sure all is well. And I will move immediately into updating and expanding my book Before Jerusalem Fell: Dating the Book of Revelation. It has been used and responded to by a good number of Revelation commentators. But it hasn’t been updated in 15 years. I am being encouraged to get this project done, as well.
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Please keep all of this in your prayers! God has been good to give me the stamina to engage this project, and to raise up a number of people to help fund it. But it ain’t over til it’s over.
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