Has anyone read other works intrepretating "Revelation" such as done by RC, baptist or Lutheran scholars and also by humanists. The mark of a cult, I feel, are restrictions put upon the membership to ONLY read their own literature. They also exalt their position which is usually: "Only we have the right interpretation because ONLY WE HAVE THE "TRUTH", consequently JWs will not read other interpretations of Scripture as they believe these to be "satanic". Pathetic.
Has anyone read "The Revelation of St John" by Ian Boxall in THE "Black's New Testament Commentary" series? Granted, it does not contain the gaudy, spine-chilling illustrations of "Revelation-It's Grand Climax at Hand!" nor the rather lovely Canadian Rockies pictures of Paradise but it does have some Greek quotes which I can't read yet. Give me a decade! Did the JW book referred to earlier drop down from heaven as it has no human authors cited! Did Jehovah himself pen this treatise and deliver it to Brooklyn from the great Beyond? The mystery deepens!!! The plot thickens!!!!