revelation-commentary-typesetPMT 2016-003 by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.

A number of my readers have expressed interest in the Revelation commentary I have written. I have finally received notice from the publisher that vol. 1 has been fully typeset. The commentary will be titled: The Divorce of Israel: A Redemptive-Historical Interpretation of Revelation.

The first of two volumes is 880 pages long and covers Introduction through Revelation 9. Of these pages, 208 are the “Introduction.” Introducing the distinctive approach to the commentary is vitally important, hence the depth of the material therein.

For your curiosity the chapter sizes are:
• Rev. 1: 126 pages
• Rev. 2: 104 pages
• Rev. 3: 37 pages
• Rev. 4: 33 pages
• Rev. 5: 60 pages
• Rev. 6: 98 pages
• Rev. 7: 43 pages
• Rev. 8: 37 pages
• Rev. 9: 63 pages
(Be aware: there are a good number of pages covering front material, such as bibliography, transliteration guide, and so forth.)

As you might expect, and as you can tell from the number of pages, not only is the Introduction to the whole commentary vitally important, but so is the exegesis of Rev. 1. Foundations matter!Navigating the Book of Revelation: Special Studies on Important Issues

Navigating the Book of Revelation (by Ken Gentry)
Technical studies on key issues in Revelation, including the seven-sealed scroll, the cast out temple, Jewish persecution of Christianity, the Babylonian Harlot, and more.
See more study materials at:

Not only has the typesetting been completed for vol. 1, but the cover designer is now fully engaged in developing a cover. The graphics artist working on this is Brian Godawa, who has designed a number of book covers for me, Greg Bahnsen, Gary DeMar, and others. He is a fine designer with a deep understanding of my approach to Revelation. See his cover design for Navigating the Book of Revelation (above). He will well match the cover image to the commentary approach. I look forward to seeing what he comes up with.

Be aware, they commentary will not be released one volume at a time. It will be released and sold only as a set. So it will still be a while before anything is released. However, the pace has really stepped up and should move much more quickly from here on. I will keep you posted.

I will now be reviewing the typeset version (I have already found a big error in the heading to Part Two!) And I will be working on the indexing from the typeset version.Climax of Revelation DVD

The Climax of the Book of Revelation (Rev 19-22)
Six lectures on six DVDs that introduce Revelation as a whole, then focuses on its glorious conclusion. That conclusion begins transpiring in the first century with the final establishment of the church of Jesus Christ as the new Jerusalem.

See more study materials at:

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  1. Charlie Dines January 6, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    You haven’t said anything about the cost of the two-volume series and whether there will be a pre-publication (discounted) price.

  2. Kenneth Gentry January 6, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    Thanks for observations and your interest. The reason is: I don’t know the answer to either. It has taken awhile to get the commentary organized and typeset. I will let folks know these matters when I learn them myself. Hold on!

  3. Jeffrey K. Boer January 7, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    “Not only has the typesetting been completed for vol. 1, but the cover designer is not fully engaged in developing a cover.” You neglected to change the typo: “NOW fully engaged.”

  4. Kenneth Gentry January 7, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Thanks. Fixed it. Let’s keep this between just and me! 😉

  5. Blaine K. Newton January 7, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Congratulations, Ken, on nearing the end of this arduous process. I think I speak for all of us here in saying that we appreciate you very much in writing this monumental and much needed work. I just have a couple questions:

    (1) Where will the commentary be made available? Do you anticipate any of the larger Christian bookstores eventually carrying the work?

    (2) What would you recommend in audio format that might be a good prelude to this? I do a lot of driving for work and am always interested in making productive use of my drive time.

    P. S. Keep the jokes flowing!!!

  6. Kenneth Gentry January 7, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    Thanks for the note.

    It will be published by Tolle Lege Press (publishers of the Geneva Bible). I am not sure of their distribution system, but they will be marketing it.

    I don’t have any audio series on Revelation because I have several in DVD format. However, I have a survey of postmillennialism which touches on Revelation:

  7. Fred January 7, 2017 at 11:57 pm

    Sir, I have read ‘The Book of Revelation Made Easy’. This practical guidance has helped me immensely to begin to understand the timing and historical correlation of this prophecy. Is your new intro more in depth than this outline or will much of it be familiar or both, neither?

    I have yet to start on the DVD series. Thank You for your work.

  8. Kenneth Gentry January 8, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    It explains why I changed my view on Rev 20 and the millennium. That chapter in the first edition has been changed and divided into two chapters.

  9. Shaun Snyder January 10, 2017 at 2:29 am

    IF there are multiple cover designs for your commentary, it might be interesting to have your subscribers vote for their favorite design if that would help.

  10. Shayne Copelyn January 11, 2017 at 4:47 am

    Great notice from you! I’ve be aware your stuff previously; this is wonderful information. I look forward to its publication.

  11. Kenneth Gentry January 11, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    That would be a good idea. But the publisher holds that right, so I am not sure if that would work. I will check and see. Thanks for the idea.

  12. Laura July 20, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Hi Ken…what is the status of your Revelation commentary?

  13. Kenneth Gentry July 20, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    Before the Rapture is all I can guarantee. It is still having indices prepared. I will post notes everywhere when I get word.

  14. David Wilcox March 8, 2018 at 2:39 am

    It is now March 8, 2018. What is the latest on the Revelation commentary publication date?

  15. Matt M. March 8, 2018 at 8:33 am

    Hi Dr. Gentry,

    Any new updates on the release of the Revelation commentary? Been eagerly awaiting it’s release since I heard about it on Apologia Radio a year ago!

  16. Kenneth Gentry March 9, 2018 at 6:47 am

    Still at the publisher finishing indexes and proofing. Having trouble with typos. I am not sure when it will be released.

  17. Kenneth Gentry March 9, 2018 at 6:47 am

    Still at the publisher finishing indexes and proofing. Having trouble with typos. I am not sure when it will be released.

  18. Douglas Morrill May 10, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    If an accurate calculation could be made for Daniel’s 70 week prophecy to show that 70AD coincided with the end of the 69th week, would that propose a problem for the postmillennialism theory?

  19. Kenneth Gentry May 13, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    I would have to consider the rationale and the implications.

  20. Douglas Morrill May 16, 2018 at 10:57 am

    Daniels prophecy in Chapter 11 says that 3 kings will follow and the 4th will stir up Greece. This seems to say that there were 5 kings of Mede-Persia, not the 6 to 10 that historians believe. If you use 333 BC as the last year of the 5th king and use the date given in Nehemiah for the completion of the wall, 25th day of Elul 32nd year of Artaxerxes. Since Artaxerxes was the 6th king an assumption can be made that the 32nd year of Darius can be used. There is a 60 year gap between Ezra chapter 6 and 7 that doesn’t make sense. Chapter 6 ends with the temple completed in the 6th year of Darius and in chapter 7 we see Ezra leading a large group back to Jerusalem in the 7th year of Artaxerxes. If you make these assumptions and do the calculation, then going backward in time from the completion of the wall, 7 weeks, you end up in the first year of Cyrus, and calculating forward 62 weeks brings you to 70 AD.

  21. Kevin Evans May 29, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    Hello Mr Gentry. I heard about this Revelation project in either 2010 or 2011. Its been quite awhile now. I bought several of your books: The Beast of Revelation; Postmillennialism and Before Jerusalem Fell. Oh, I bought House Divided also. Read all four books. You helped to change my Futurist/Premillennial/Pre-Trib position. What is the latest on the commentary? I would love to purchase both volumes. I hope its as good as The Days of Vengeance…

  22. Kenneth Gentry June 3, 2018 at 6:35 am

    The publisher has hired another proof-reader to speed things up and is seeking printing cost bids, to set the price. He is aiming for a Summer, 2018 release.

  23. gracealternative July 3, 2018 at 12:59 am

    Dear Dr. Gentry, your complete commentary on Revelation is very much looked forward to! As a regular user of Olive Tree Bible App can I suggest that it will be available in this platform? At this moment I have not seen ANY of your work in Olive Tree. I hope at least some will be! Thanks. Joseph

  24. Kenneth Gentry July 3, 2018 at 6:33 am

    I will have to look into that.

  25. The Reformist July 18, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Dr. Gentry, do you know if your publisher will be working with Faithlife to get your commentary digitized for use in Logos Bible Software? I do most of my work on this platform and would prefer to buy it in electronic form. Also, do you have any updates on the release date and pricing? Thank you.

  26. Kenneth Gentry July 18, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    I am not sure. I haven’t heard from the publisher regarding digital versions yet. Some of my books have been released by logos (see: All I know about the release date is that the proofreader should be done with it by late Summer, with the prospect of a quick print release after that. Thanks for your interest!

  27. Henry Fairview July 26, 2018 at 10:09 pm

    Hi Dr. Genrtry. Will there be a Kindle version? That would be great. God bless you and your coming commentary. May it reach the wide audience that it deserves!

  28. Kenneth Gentry July 27, 2018 at 6:13 am

    I believe there will be. But I don’t know how soon after the hard copy release. Thanks for your interest.
    According to Tolle Lege Press they are still on target for completing all preparations (layout, proofing, indexing, etc.) by the end of the Summer. And they have sent out for bids from printers.

  29. Erick September 27, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    Dr. Gentry, is there any news on when your commentary will be released? Can we hope to have it by Christmas?

  30. Kenneth Gentry September 28, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    I just found out this very week that it won’t be out before January. Disappointing. But the publisher is giving it a thorough, meticulous proofing, for which I am thankful.

  31. The Reformist February 26, 2019 at 1:53 am

    Dr. Gentry…I am afraid to even ask…but it is going to be March, 2019. Any updates?

  32. Kenneth Gentry February 26, 2019 at 7:40 am

    It’s still on target. Though I am afraid to say so. 😉

  33. ALLOFGRACE July 3, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    There is great anticipation as I eagerly await the publication of the first volume of your commentary on Revelation.If there was one major difference between Chilton’s commentary and yours. What would that be? I think Bahnsen said he could not recommend his friend’s (Chilton) commentary on Revelation. Would you recommend it personally but with caution?

    Thanks, Dr. Gentry, and may God bless this work for His glory in Christ alone!!

  34. Kenneth Gentry July 6, 2021 at 10:42 am

    Chilton’s interpretive metholdogy (Interpretive Maximalism) is much different from my more standard grammatical-historical approach. While we agree in the overall interpretation of Revelation focusing primarily on AD 70, we disagree on several of the passages within.

  35. Fred V. Squillante July 6, 2021 at 4:28 pm

    Do you know of any two scholars who agree on all passages within? Is that even possible? I’m being facetious.

  36. Truth Seeker June 14, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    Any update on this? I cannot find the commentary anywhere.

  37. Stephen January 20, 2023 at 1:47 pm

    I was wondering if there are any updates. Commentary was to be out May 2022.

  38. Kenneth Gentry January 24, 2023 at 9:13 am

    It is still looking like it will be completed and published in Spring.

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