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.
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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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Tagged: Revelation commentary
Even at 7″ x 10″, at 1,000 pages it seems that the type size would be miniscule. Is there any hope of availability of a digital edition? If not regular PDF then perhaps in Logos Bible software format? As points of reference: The Book of Revelation Made Easy (American Vision Press) is comfortable on the eyes; Navigating the Book of Revelation (Goodbirth Ministries) is small enough to be a bit of a strain.
With way more electronic editions than paper in my library, it’s easy for me to realize that the world has gotten a lot better in a lot of ways as our Lord’s kingdom continues to advance under His Messianic reign ever since the first century when Paul asked Timothy to bring the parchments!
My prayerful anticipation continues.
The number of pages is just an approximation based on the current 12 pt 8 1/2 x 11 manuscript size. I am not sure yet what the actual print-version number will be. Hopefully it will be released eventually in digital format.
Will you be releasing a digital version of the Revelation Commentary?
VERY EXCITED!! Will your book be available on Amazon as well??
Will this ever become available for sale on Logos? I would like a digital copy there since that is where I do most of my theological research. I would also love to buy your other books if they were on there as well!
I hope so. It is up to the publisher. Thanks!
Can’t wait. Will we be able to order it soon?
Sadly, the editorial process at the publisher is moving terribly slowly. But it should be out in 2016 . . . barring the Rapture, of course.
been waiting for this for a long time, its now aug 2016, hopefully its out before the trib
The tribulation has already occurred! Which is the main point of my commentary. 😉
I know you are tired of answering the question, but any approximate idea as to release date. I have all your books and am eagerly anticipating this work. Is there any commentary that you would recommend in the meantime. I have Chilton, Bass, and even Beale’s massive work, but would love any suggestions for postmil, partial preterists you may be aware of.
The commentary is fully written by me and completely edited by Tolle Lege Press. They have to typeset it, compile an index, design a cover, and print it. They are hoping (but not promising) to get it out by the end of the year. I would imagine that it will not be later than March. Surely.
I would recommend consulting the following helpful commentaries:
Milton S. Terry, Biblical Apocalyptics (extremely helpful older commentary)
Moses Stuart, A Commentary on the Apocalypse (very valuable, technical older commentary)
I would also suggest the following with some reservations:
J. M. Ford, Revelation (eccentric in terms of authorship, but very helpful on identity of the harlot)
Eugenio Corsini, The Apocalypse (some helpful materials within)
Philip Carrington, The Meaning of Revelation (very helpful in many areas, though very mistaken in several).
Hi Ken…have you been given a more specific release date? It would make a great Christmas gift. 🙂
I wish I had a release date. I am sure it will not be out by this Christmas. But I am very hopeful it will be out in the first quarter of 2017. Thanks for your interest.