The Author: David Andrew Thomas holds a Ph.D. in New Testament and an M.Div. in missions and evangelism from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a BFA from the University of Notre Dame. He is a veteran missionary to Latin America, and has lectured in New Testament and mission theology with the Facultad de Teologia of the Assemblies of God Division of World Missions and in the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri. He currently serves as senior pastor of Orange County Worship Center in Santa Ana, California.
"David Andrew Thomas's work is fascinating, well-organized, well-researched, and well-argued. It brings new light to some old puzzles on a passage to which commentators (including myself) have often given insufficient attention. Thomas deeply explores proposed backgrounds of Revelation's imagery, providing further investigation for some and completely new ground for others. By avoiding the fallacy of unnecessary either-ors he achieves a new synthesis that many students of Revelation will find intriguing." (Craig Keener, Palmer Theological Seminary, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania)