"Beale…is a master not only of the biblical text but also of the secondary literature. His work will serve primarily as a reference commentary to be consulted when the reader wants a comprehensive and fair presentation of the evidence regarding a disputed point coupled with a clear line of argumentation and the author's own conclusion…. As an evangelical scholar he takes seriously the scholarship of other evangelicals, while also treating with equal seriousness the views of scholars coming from other interpretative perspectives. His work belongs alongside David Aune's three-volume commentary on Revelation as a reliable and up-to-date guide to the many literary, historical and theological problems encountered in reading Revelation." America
"Learned, detailed, and comprehensive." Currents in Theology and Mission
"The culmination of over a decade of research of writing on the Apocalypse, Beale's work makes a significant contribution to our understanding of Revelation. While the reader may not necessarily agree on all points, the commentary will certainly provide considerable insight into John's often perplexing vision. In particular, Beale's grasp of the Greek grammar of Revelation is outstanding. Too few scholars today have the linguistic expertise to furnish the reader with such extensive and thoughtful notes….
Beale also provides the reader with a rich collection of intertextual references from the Hebrew Bible, rabbinic literature, Jewish apocalyptic, and early Christian texts….
Beale has written a truly important work that should be consulted as a reference by serious scholars of the Apocalypse." Journal of Biblical Literature
"A massive and thorough commentary on RevelationTakes its places as one of several important resources for interpreting this fascinating New Testament book." The Bible Today
"Beale's commentary reflects the distillation of a lifetime of research and thinking on the book of Revelation…. Beale leaves virtually no stone unturned in his careful analysis of the text of Revelation, while interacting with a wide range of commentaries, monographs and articles in several different languages. This commentary is a work of impressive scholarship and the size lends itself primarily to use as a reference tool. However, Beale's work could also be useful to pastors and theological students….
Beale has provided a valuable service to scholars, pastors and students in providing a commentary that should remain a standard for some time to come. This long-awaited commentary was certainly worth waiting for." Themelios
"As this millennium draws to its close, interest in the book of Revelation remains high, and Beale's encyclopedic commentary has a great deal to offer those who wish to probe its mysteries….
Those who want comprehensive coverage with summaries of recent scholarly discussion will appreciate Beale's contribution and find it to be a valuable tool for many years." Word & World
"It is precisely Beale’s theological perspective that could make this text very useful for undergraduate students…. There are other reasons why Beale’s commentary would be a helpful tool for undergraduates. First, Beale pays a significant amount of attention to the narrative flow of the Apocalypse and, as a result, his commentary can help students contextualize the information that he presents. Second, the structure of the commentary makes it student-friendly. The more detailed information that would be of interest to more advanced students or scholars is placed within the text in a smaller font. As a result, these sections can be selectively skipped over by undergraduates. Third, Beale’s prose style is less academic than, for instance, Aune’s, and so is more accessible to students. Finally, Beale does not engage extensively with contemporary scholarship in the body of the commentary. As a result, students may be less inclined to get bogged down in contemporary arguments while trying to understand the flow of the narrative." Religious Studies Review