Ten Books Schnabel Recommends on the End Times

Eckhard Schnabel, 40 Questions About the End Times (40 Questions; Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2011), 321 (numbering added):

  1. Archer, Gleason L., ed. Three Views on the Rapture: Pre-, Mid-, or Post-Tribulation. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996.  [The second edition came out in 2010, and the only repeat author is Doug Moo.]
  2. Blomberg, Craig L., and Sung Wook Chung, eds. A Case for Historic Premillennialism: An Alternative to “Left Behind” Eschatology. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2009.  [See A. J. Gibson’s review in Themelios.]
  3. Bock, Darrell L., ed. Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1999.
  4. Clouse, Robert G., ed. The Meaning of the Millennium: Four Views. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1977.
  5. Hays, J. Daniel, J. Scott Duvall, and C. Marvin Pate. Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy and End Times. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2007.
  6. Mounce, Robert H. The Book of Revelation. Revised edition. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998.
  7. Osborne, Grant R. Revelation. BECNT. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2002.
  8. Walker, Peter W. L., ed. Jerusalem Past and Present in the Purposes of God. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1992. [2nd ed., 1994]
  9. Walls, Jerry L., ed. The Oxford Handbook of Eschatology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.
  10. Witherington, Ben. Jesus, Paul, and the End of the World: A Comparative Study in New Testament Eschatology. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1992.


  1. Marc Axelrod says

    I’ve read many of those books. I wrote a thorough review of the Blomberg edited book on premillennialism.

    Most people who critique the pre-trib rapture view critique a caricature of it as highlighted by novelists and writers who are not New Testament scholars or systematic theologians.

    Also, the contrast between the seemingly vertical eschatology of John 14:1-4 and the presumably horizontal eschatology of Matt 24 and Rev 19 are rarely discussed in the secondary literature. We get a patronizing explanation of apantesis in 1 Thessalonians 4:17, and the discussion is over.

  2. Marc Axelrod says

    Forgot to say that you have an awesome blog, I look forward to it every day, and I pray God’s biggest and best blessings on your ministry and family.

  3. says

    I have been thinking of purchasing Schnabel’s book.

    Andy, do you have a post on the top 10 books for Revelation? Highly interested. I just began a Sunday morning series in this book.

  4. marc axelrod says

    Schnabel’s 40 questions book is really good too. I would definitely add it to the list.

    The Blomberg edited volume on premillenialism is a mixed bag, as one might surmise from a book with such wide participation and topics. Blomberg’s essay is definitely without doubt the best in the book.

    Witherington on Revelation and Koester’s Revelation and the End of All Things are insightful models of compression. I’m not one of those guys who says “the fatter the book, the better.” Sometimes that’s true (Davies and Allison’s 3 volumes on Matthew, Block on Ezekiel), but I usually prefer stuff that is well written, engaging, judicious, and packs a lot of insight into an economy of words.

  5. Christo Beetge says

    You don’t seem to give any attention to the partial-preterist view, or the extensive work of Ken Gentry – or am I missing something, Andy?

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