Revelation-Background

{BACKGROUND AND STRUCTURE}
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  1. A Brief Introduction to the Book of Revelation - {PDF Copy}
  2. The Fourfold Division of Revelation - {PDF Copy} - (The book has four major literary divisions marked by John finding himself "in the spirit")
  3. Outline of the Second Division - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 4:1 - 16:21)
  4. The Isle of Patmos - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 1:9 - John was exiled to the Isle of Patmos for his testimony for Jesus)
  5. The Missing Seventy Weeks of Daniel - {PDF Copy} - (The book of Revelation never refers to the "Seventy Weeks" prophecy; a glaring omission)
  6. Provided Interpretations in Revelation - {PDF Copy} - (The book of Revelation provides numerous interpretations of its visions)
  7. Common Errors When Interpreting Revelation - {PDF Copy} - (The real-life relevance of the book of Revelation is easily lost if we approach the book with incorrect presuppositions)
  8. John, A Fellow-Participant in the Kingdom - {PDF Copy} - (John functions as a surrogate for faithful believers, especially the seven churches of Asia)
  9. Taking Revelation's Target Audience Seriously - {PDF Copy} - (The entire book is addressed to seven first-century churches)
  10. Revelation - An Opened Book - {PDF Copy} - (In contrast to the book of Daniel, Revelation is an unsealed book)
  11. Key to Unlock Prophecy - Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (The interpretive key to the book of Revelation - the Lamb)
  12. Literal versus Non-literal Interpretation - {PDF Copy} - (The false dichotomy between "literal" and "non-literal" interpretation)
  13. Linear Chronological Sequencing? - {PDF Copy} - (The visions of Revelation are not in neat chronological sequence)
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