Friedrich Duesterdieck
Friedrich Hermann Christian Düsterdieck

(1822-1906)

Critical and Exegetical Handbook to the Revelation of John. Translated from the third edition of the German by Henry E. Jacobs. New York, 1887.

 

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Revere Franklin Weidner (1898)
“DUESTERDIECK, FRIEDRICH. Critical and Exegetical Handbook to the Revelation of John. Translated from the third edition of the German, and edited, with Notes, by Henry E. Jacobs. New York, 1887.    Though Duesterdieck belongs to the Preterist School, and even denies that the Apostle John is the author of the Apocalypse, tracing it to the Presbyter John, still this work, on account of its exegetical faithfulness and clear summary of the history of interpretation, is one of the best commentaries that has ever appeared on this book, —and we say this, though we may not agree with him in most of his conclusions. He maintains that the Presbyter John wrote the work before the destruction of Jerusalem, and though the book is canonical, trustworthy, ” and inspired,” he thinks that the writer in some points evidently makes statements not warranted by the analogy of Scripture, and thus gives evidences of ” natural limitation.” We must confess our indebtedness to Duesterdieck on every page.” (Annotations on the Revelation of St. John the Divine, xlviii)

 

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