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
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