The book is preteristic, meaning that Chilton shows that most of Revelation is now history to us today, and occurred in the years leading to AD 70 and the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem. Chilton's purpose in the book is to show the meaning of Revelation for us today.
It has a ton of interesting stuff in it.
This is the best commentary on the Revelation.
The bulk of Revelation is primarily concerned with first-century judgment on Israel for rejecting Christ and the church, culminating in the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70.
On why this hermeneutic (interpretive maximalism) is troublesome, I provide Keith Mathison's footnote from his studies with a reference to a critique given by G. The problem with Chiltons commentary is that he uses a hermeneutical method, sometimes described as interpretive maximalism. For a very helpful critique of Chiltons commentary and his use of interpretive maximalism, see Greg L.
Chilton (1951-1997) is no stranger to preterist scholarship and first-century eschatology. It is Chilton who quipped, Not once did John imply that his book was written with the twentieth century in mind, and that Christians would be wasting their time attempting to decipher it until the Scofield Reference Bible would become a best-selling novel.
To me this also shows that Jesus and all the New Testament writers shared this same Hebraic mindset in their thoughts and teachings as what they say agrees with what St. John wrote in Revelation. No one should consider themselves settled on matters of eschatology without having read this book!
David Harold Chilton (19511997) was a Reformed pastor, Christian Reconstructionist, speaker, and author of several books on economics, eschatology and Christian Worldview from Placerville, California. His book Productive Christians in an Age of Guilt-Manipulators: A Biblical Response to Ronald J. After meeting Rushdoony, Chilton was asked to write a monthly column for Chalcedon Report while alternating speaking for Dr. Rushdoony at his church in Hollywood (which was affiliated with the Orthodox Presbyterian Church) while pastoring a church in Anaheim, California. In 1981, after several years of pastoring in Anaheim, Chilton wrote his first book, Productive Christians in an Age of Guilt-Manipulators: A Biblical Response to Ronald J. Not long after the completion of the book, he moved to Placerville, CA to pastor a church for a year, during which he wrote a newsletter for Christian teachers and homeschoolers called The Biblical Educator.