Dear Christian Friend:
For the past few years I have been diligently researching and writing a full-length (1000+ pages), in-depth, fully exegetical, technical commentary on Revelation. Through the generous support of a number of donors, I have been able to engage this work which had previously been an on-again, off-again project. I am deeply thankful and greatly humbled at the generosity of all who have given to this project.
Rome wasn't built in a day, and I have discovered that a Revelation commentary cannot be built in a year (not even from the used parts provided by over ten years of part-time study). In fact, a day in the Hebraisized Greek of Revelation is as a thousand years, you might say.
I am digging deeply into Revelation and searching widely in ancient history (Tacitus, Suetonius, Dio Cassius, Eusebius, etc.), Hebrew literature (Apocrypha, pseudepigrapha Sibylline Oracles, Philo, Josephus, Mishnah, Tosefta, Talmud, and more), as well as the pseudepigrapha and Apocrypha. I do this in order to trace out historical confirmations of my approach and to develop some startling new insights into John's forensic drama. This a valuable inquiry, but time-consuming.
I am committed to providing a noteworthy, long-lasting, and scholarly study. I want not only to present the integrity of the preterist approach, but to seriously challenge alternative viewpoints. As a result, I am now seeking additional funds to continue underwriting my work. My research has slowed somewhat as giving has declined -- though it is still consumes a major part of my time.
In that you are interested in my theological research, I am inviting you to assist me in finalizing this important work. I hope you will be able to give toward this important project, which is tentatively titled: The Divorce of Israel: A Redemptive-Historical Interpretation of Revelation.