REVELATION BACKGROUND

LITERARY STRUCTURE

Introduction to Revelation – (A Brief introduction to and outline of the Book of Revelation)

The Fourfold Division of the Book of Revelation – (The visions of John divide into four main sections marked off by his four experiences “in the spirit”)

A Call to Action – The Seven Beatitudes of Revelation – (Through a series of seven “beatitudes,” the book of Revelation summons believers to faithfulness despite hostility and persecution)

Introduction to the Churches of Asia – (The visitation of Jesus to each of the Seven Churches prepares the reader to understand the visions that follow the letters to the churches of Asia)

HISTORICAL CONTEXT

The Isle of Patmos – (Revelation 1:9John is exiled on the Isle of Patmos for his testimony and is a “fellow participant” with the churches in the Tribulation)

INTERPRETING REVELATION

Literal and Non-Literal Language – (Revelation informs the reader from the get-go, and by direct statement and example, that it communicates symbolically)

Linear Chronological Sequencing in Revelation? – (Are Revelation’s visions presented in chronological sequence? If so, how do we explain the many parallel descriptions that link them?)

Provided Interpretations – (Revelation communicates symbolically and provides many of the necessary interpretations of its images)

Common Errors Interpreting Revelation – (The real-life relevance of the book of Revelation is easily lost if we approach the book with incorrect presuppositions)

The Death and Exaltation of Jesus in the Book of Revelation – (The book of Revelation links the present reign of Jesus to his past Death and Resurrection, the immovable foundation of his kingdom)

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Unsealing Daniel – (What was “sealed” in Daniel is unsealed in Revelation)

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