The Book of Revelation

There is a crisis orientation in the Book of Revelation, but it is a characteristic of the genre, not of political circumstances occasioning the genre; that is, the formulation of "crisis situations" is a topos, a commonplace topic, ...

Author: Leonard L. Thompson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195353919

Category: Religion

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About seventy years after the death of Jesus, John of Patmos sent visionary messages to Christians in seven cities of western Asia Minor. These messages would eventually become part of the New Testament canon, as The Book of Revelation. What was John's message? What was its literary form? Did he write to a persecuted minority or to Christians enjoying the social and material benefits of the Roman Empire? In search of answers to these penetrating questions, Thompson critically examines the language, literature, history, and social setting of the Book of the Apocalypse. Following a discussion of the importance of the genre apocalypse, he closely analyzes the form and structure of the Revelation, its narrative and metaphoric unity, the world created through John's visions, and the social conditions of the empire in which John wrote. He offers an unprecedented interpretation of the role of boundaries in Revelation, a reassessment of the reign of the Emperor Domitian, and a view of tribulation that integrates the literary vision of Revelation with the reality of the lives of ordinary people in a Roman province. Throughout his study, Thompson argues that the language of Revelation joins the ordinary to the extra-ordinary, earth to heaven, and local conditions to supra-human processes.
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Revelation

The author of the book of the revelation is Jesus Christ (Rev. 22:16). The Lord intended that this book should be read and studied especially by His people (Rev. 1:3).

Author: M.R. DeHaan

Publisher: Solid Christian Books

ISBN: 9781512090123

Category: Religion

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Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. (Rev. 1:3). Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book. (Rev. 22:7). The author of the book of the revelation is Jesus Christ (Rev. 22:16). The Lord intended that this book should be read and studied especially by His people (Rev. 1:3). It is not a sealed book, as many suppose, but one which is open and easy to understand (Rev. 22:10). Bearing these facts in mind, we find the study of Revelation to be fascinating, illuminating and deeply profitable, instead of difficult and confusing. The messages in this volume constitute thirty-five radio sermons which were preached first over the Mutual Network and by foreign and short-wave stations around the world, from August, 1945, to April, 1946. The response to these radio messages was so enthusiastic and the evident desire for light on the book of the Revelation so general that we soon decided to print these studies on one volume. Hence this book. No attempt has been made to present an exhaustive verse-by-verse exposition of the book, but, rather, we have tried to present the general outline, the basic structure and the framework. We have dwelt at length on certain passages because they constitute the pillars of the book. Our purpose is to present clearly the general outline and structure, and then the details will fall naturally into their proper places. If certain simple rules are followed in reading and studying it, the book of the Revelation becomes clear, logical and easily understood. We present here a few rules which should be observed before studying the book: 1. Revelation is not a dark book. It is a revelation. 2. It is not necessary for one to understand all the symbols and details if he is to gain a deeper knowledge of the book as a whole. One need not be able to identify every tree in the forest to appreciate the beauty of the forest as a whole. 3. Observe the rule of literal interpretation. The greatest curse of the Christian Church is the evil of spiritualizing the Bible. Although there are many symbols and signs in the book, as in every other book and in our daily conversation, the context indicates whether a passage is to be interpreted literally or symbolically. Interpret literally, except where the context or grammatical structure clearly indicates that the reference is a symbol or a sign. 4. Approach the Book with a “fresh” mind. Try to forget the views you have held concerning the Book because others have declared it to be mysterious and beyond our understanding. Thousands of believers never read Revelation, but carefully avoid it simply because someone told them it is a dark book and impossible to understand. Study the book for yourself. 5. Read the book prayerfully, realizing that the Holy Spirit who infallibly inspired the book is also the person Who must illuminate the book. Never read a portion of scripture without first asking Him for light and guidance. We submit for your help the following simple outline of Revelation. Remember these five rules as you study it. If you will memorize the outline thoroughly, and keep it clearly before your mind, you will have no trouble filling in the details. Grand Rapids, Michigan M. R. DeHaan
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UNVEILING THE MYSTERIES OF APOCALYPSE

This book is a compilation of detailed description of some of the important topics that are written in the Book of Revelation. For example, the Book of Revelation speaks about the Temple of Jerusalem. In this particular book we shall ...

Author: VINCENT SELVAKUMAAR

Publisher: Voice Of Jesus Media

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THE MYSTERIES BEHIND THE BOOK OF REVELATION UNVEILED
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The Book of Revelation

26 In an attempt to ease us into that process with Revelation, I will use a method of teaching critical thinking at various junctures in this book. Revelation discusses many topics that are controversial and do not have easy answers, ...

Author: Scott Storbakken

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781666707274

Category: Religion

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The Book of Revelation: What the Spirit Says to the Churches in America instructs lay readers to understand the last book of the Bible as its earliest audiences would have. The book aims to stimulate and educate Christians who find Revelation to be unapproachable. It assists readers to responsibly apply Revelation’s messages to their own settings once they understand what the Spirit said to the seven congregations in ancient settings. Only with the original audiences in mind, can modern American readers begin to discern what the Spirit says to them through the words of John’s Apocalypse. Through an accessible description of Revelation’s linguistic, literary, and historical contexts, readers can learn to approach the book as the seven churches of Asia Minor would have. Comparisons and contrasts between the Greco-Roman culture of Revelation and the United States of the twenty-first century assist readers to answer Revelation’s predominant question for themselves: “Who do you worship?” Many of John’s own writing techniques are utilized to treat this book as a conversation, so we can discover together “what the Spirit says to the churches in America.”
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The Book of Revelation

REVIEW AIDS AND DISCUSSION TOPICS Introduction ( pages 5-13 ) 1. Around what time period do scholars agree the book of Revelation was written ? How does this date compare with the composition of the other books in the New Testament ? 2.

Author: Catherine A. Cory

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814628850

Category: Religion

Page: 101

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"Complete biblical texts with sound, scholarly based commentary that is written at a pastoral level; the Scripture translation is that of the New American Bible with Revised New Testament and Revised Psalms (1991)"--Provided by publisher.
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From Every People and Nation

A diverse group of New Testament scholars and theologians offer myriad paths to a better understanding of the Book of Revelation.

Author: David M. Rhoads

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451406185

Category: Religion

Page: 292

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A diverse group of New Testament scholars and theologians offer myriad paths to a better understanding of the Book of Revelation. They discuss topics such as Hispanic / Cuban American and African American perspectives, ecological issues, postcolonial themes, and liberation theology. The book also provides a set of guidelines for intercultural Bible study.The volume's contributors include: Brian K. Blount Justo Gonz lez Harry O. Maier Clarice J. Martin James Okoye Tina Pippin Pablo Richard Barbara R. Rossing V tor Westhelle Khiok-Khng Yeo
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Understanding the Book of Revelation Pamphlet

Understanding the Book of Revelation is an excellent Christian booklet with Revelation Bible charts that explain the symbols. Includes definitions, symbols, ways of approaching the text, and different interpretations.

Author: Rose Publishing

Publisher: Rose Publishing

ISBN: 9781596362994

Category: Religion

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Understanding the Book of Revelation is an excellent Christian booklet with Revelation Bible charts that explain the symbols. Includes definitions, symbols, ways of approaching the text, and different interpretations. Understanding the Book of Revelation Pamphlet is a basic guide to Bible prophecy. 14 panels, fits inside most Bibles, 8.5 x 5.5 inches, unfolds to 38 inches long. Revelation Bible Symbols Explained: The 7 Seals The 7 Churches 144,000 Mark of the Beast 666 Persecuted Woman The 7 Trumpets The 7 Bowls Great Prostitute Fall of Babylon New Creation - New Heaven and New Earth Millennium Healing of the nations Different Ways to Read the Book of Revelation: Historicist - Revelation is prophecy about church history from the time of John to the end of the world. Preterist - Revelation is prophecy that was fulfilled primarily in the first century AD. Futurist - Revelation is prophecy primarly about the future end of the world. Idealist - Revelation is a non-historical and non-prophetic drama about spiritual realities. Look Inside: Sample Pages of Understanding Revelation
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Themelios Volume 47 Issue 1

Chapter 4 expounds the message about Jesus, “the center of Revelation” (p. 103). Tis wide-ranging chapter ably expounds the book's “extraordinarily high Christology” (p. 104) while also touching on various other topics such as the ...

Author: D. A. Carson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781666747225

Category: Religion

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Themelios is an international, evangelical, peer-reviewed theological journal that expounds and defends the historic Christian faith. Themelios is published three times a year online at The Gospel Coalition (http://thegospelcoalition.org/themelios/) and in print by Wipf and Stock. Its primary audience is theological students and pastors, though scholars read it as well. Themelios began in 1975 and was operated by RTSF/UCCF in the UK, and it became a digital journal operated by The Gospel Coalition in 2008. The editorial team draws participants from across the globe as editors, essayists, and reviewers. General Editor: D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Managing Editor: Brian Tabb, Bethlehem College and Seminary Consulting Editor: Michael J. Ovey, Oak Hill Theological College Administrator: Andrew David Naselli, Bethlehem College and Seminary Book Review Editors: Jerry Hwang, Singapore Bible College; Alan Thompson, Sydney Missionary & Bible College; Nathan A. Finn, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; Hans Madueme, Covenant College; Dane Ortlund, Crossway; Jason Sexton, Golden Gate Baptist Seminary Editorial Board: Gerald Bray, Beeson Divinity School Lee Gatiss, Wales Evangelical School of Theology Paul Helseth, University of Northwestern, St. Paul Paul House, Beeson Divinity School Ken Magnuson, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Jonathan Pennington, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary James Robson, Wycliffe Hall Mark D. Thompson, Moore Theological College Paul Williamson, Moore Theological College Stephen Witmer, Pepperell Christian Fellowship Robert Yarbrough, Covenant Seminary
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Four Views on the Book of Revelation

The rules of grammar and the facts of history result in the following interpretations of texts relevant to that overall view of the book. The handling of the following topics and passages will illustrate the parameters of ...

Author: C. Marvin Pate

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310872399

Category: Religion

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Of all the books of the Bible, few are as fascinating or as bewildering as Revelation. Its images grip the imagination: four grim horsemen, the Antichrist, the ten-horned beast, the ultimate battle at Armageddon, and, of course, 666, the “mark of the beast,” variously interpreted to signify everything from Hitler and Krushchev to credit cards and the Internet. Is the book of Revelation a blueprint for the future that needs decoding if we want to understand current events? Is it a book of powerful imagery, with warnings and promises for the church throughout the ages? Or is it essentially an imaginative depiction of historical events in the first century? Four Views on the Book of Revelation explores the four main views in which Revelation is understood: preterist, idealist, classical dispensationalist futurist, and progressive dispensationalist. The interactive Counterpoints forum allows each author not only to present his view, but also to offer brief commentary on other views presented. This evenhanded approach is ideal for comparing and contrasting stances in order to form a personal conclusion about the interpretation and meaning of Revelation. The Counterpoints series provides a forum for comparison and critique of different views on issues important to Christians. Counterpoints books address two categories: Church Life and Bible and Theology. Complete your library with other books in the Counterpoints series.
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The Popular Encyclopedia of Bible Prophecy

Over 150 Topics from the World's Foremost Prophecy Experts Tim LaHaye, Ed Hindson ... Revelation 1:7, the book's theme verse, contains the main event of God's revelation for the future: “Behold, He is coming with the clouds, ...

Author: Tim LaHaye

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9780736973854

Category: Religion

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More than one-fourth of the Bible was prophetic in nature at the time it was written, and Christ's second coming is mentioned more than 300 times in Scripture. Clearly, God wants you to anticipate the last days—but Bible prophecy can seem vague and mysterious. Find the clarity and answers you need in this comprehensive resource filled with thousands of facts about Christ's return and the end times. Prophecy teachers Tim LaHaye and Ed Hindson combine knowledge from an outstanding team of more than 40 experts to bring you... detailed definitions of prophecy-related terms helpful timetables of last-days events, including the rapture and the glorious appearing thorough summaries of all the major prophetic viewpoints vital understanding of the key players, such as the Antichrist and the False Prophet Gain wisdom and insight as you repeatedly reach for this A-to-Z encyclopedia to find biblical answers to your toughest prophecy questions.
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