Interpretation Approaches For Biblical Apocalyptic Literature: An Evaluation

Emmanuel Foster AsamoahORCID iD 

Issue: Vol.6  No.4 July 2020 Article 3 pp. 236-242
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Apocalyptic literature is one of the literature that has been subjected to numerous exegetical approaches due to the difficulty of understanding its content. This has resulted in misinterpretation among Christians. After discussing the available models for apocalyptic literature in this study, it was understood that the eclectic approach remains a preferable alternative for interpreting apocalyptic literature. Its steps must be utilized as a whole to yield intended results for a sound interpretation of apocalyptic literature for both the Old Testament and the New Testament.

Keywords: Apocalyptic literature, Preterist Approach, Idealist Approach, Futuristic Approach, Historicist Approach, Propheticist Approach, Eclectic Approach, Revelation.

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Emmanuel Foster Asamoah, MPhil, Research Associate, Department of Religious Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana and District Pastor, The Church of Pentecost, Antoakrom, Kumasi.Ghana. Email:

Asamoah, Emmanuel F. “Interpretation Approaches for Biblical Apocalyotic Literature: An Evaluation.” E-Journal of Religious and Theological Studies 6, no. 4 (2020): 236-242.

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