Revelation Info

{INTERPRETATION AND STRUCTURE}

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  1. Unsealing Daniel - {PDF Copy} - (Daniel was commanded to “seal the scroll,” whereas, in Revelation, John was commanded NOT to seal the scroll)
  2. Introduction to Revelation - {PDF Copy} - (The book of Revelation is an account of the visions received by John while in exile on the Isle of Patmos)
  3. Fourfold Structure - {PDF Copy} - (The book has four major literary divisions marked by John finding himself "in the spirit")
  4. Patmos - {PDF Copy} - (John was exiled to Patmos for his testimony – A fellow participant in the Tribulation and Perseverance in Jesus)
  5. Common Errors of Interpretation - {PDF Copy} - (The real-life relevance of Revelation is easily lost if we approach the book with incorrect presuppositions)
  6. Provided Interpretations - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation communicates symbolically and provides many important interpretations of its images)
  7. Recipients of the Book - {PDF Copy} - (In its entirety, Revelation is addressed to  the seven real churches located in the Roman province of Asia in the first century)
  8. People of the Last Days - {PDF Copy} - (The church is the battlefield where the final war is being waged between the Lamb and the Ancient Serpent, Satan)
  9. Call to Persevere - {PDF Copy} - (Through a series of seven beatitudes, Revelation summons believers to faithfulness despite hostility and persecution)
  10. Unlocking Prophecy - {PDF Copy} - (The interpretive key to understanding the book of Revelation is Jesus, the sacrificial Lamb)
  11. Literal and Nonliteral Language - {PDF Copy} - (Often, there is a false dichotomy between "literal" and "non-literal" interpretation in Bible interpretation)
  12. Linear Chronological Sequence? - {PDF Copy} - (Are Revelation’s visions presented in chronological sequence?)
  13. The new era of fulfillment began with the death, resurrection, and exaltation of the Son of God, Jesus)
  14. John, A Fellow-Participant in the Kingdom - {PDF Copy} - (John functions as a surrogate for faithful believers, especially the seven churches of Asia)
  15. The Missing Seventy Weeks of Daniel - {PDF Copy} - (The book of Revelation never refers to the "Seventy Weeks" prophecy; a glaring omission)