This article is an account of the political thought of the book of Revelation. It reflects on how the goodness of creation is questioned by the apparent meaninglessness of the historical events. Only if history can be shown to have a purpose can the praise of creation resume. The sacrificial death of the Messiah of God is the event that interprets all other events.
This article shows that the book of Revelation is not just about the future, but also about the past and the present.
In Chapter 1 Hamilton provides a popular overview of the content, structure, and theology of the book of Revelation.
Why do so many people struggle to understand Revelation? The author encourages readers to see it as a picture book, not a puzzle book. The Introduction wants to provide readers with a basic approach to the reading and understanding of Revelation.
This Introduction considers the usual introductory questions and aspects of the Book of Revelation. It considers the date of writing, the purpose, author, genre, the historical interpretation, how readers should interpret the symbolism, the use of the Old Testament, the structure, and an outline of Revelation.
How should we interpret the book of Revelation? This article evaluates five approaches to interpreting this book.
The author provides in Chapter 1 an expository Bible study of Revelation 1.
This article is about Revelation 1:9-20.
This article offers an explanation of the meaning of the "white stone" in Revelation 2:17.
This article on Revelation 2:18-29 is about the letter to Thyatira.
This article provides an exposition of Revelation 2:1-7.
This is a short introduction to the book of Revelation.
This article is on Revelation 3:1-6 and complacency in the church is also discussed.
In this article on Revelation 3:7-13, the author discusses the church in tribulation (persecution of the church)
What is the possible origin of the praise sections in the book of Revelation? Seal argues that John shaped his praise utterances according to the form of acclamations shouted to dignitaries of his time. The article first defines acclamations before discussing their form and function in John's Roman world.
Is it possible for a true believer to lose his salvation? How should we read and understand the promise of Revelation 3:5? Should this text be read as a support for the doctrine of the perseverance of the saints? The author wants to demonstrate that a good reading of this passage does not include the possibility of the loss of salvation.
This article refers to apocalyptic speculation in the present context of a generation of prophets, whether religious or secular, who are annoucning the coming of the end of the world. This article is directed against current misdirected apocalyptic speculation in the light of a similar development during the time of the French Revolution in the 18th century.
In Dispensationalist theology it is traditionally argued that “Babylon” in Revelation 14, Revelation 17, and Revelation 18 is a symbol indicating some form of a re-established Rome. This view is built on a reading of the prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah in such a way that the rebuilding of the city and empire of Babylonia should be expected in the eschaton.
What should be imagined is new about the new heaven and the new earth, proclaimed in Revelation 21:1-8 and 2 Peter 3:10-13? Does Revelation portray God as creating a new heaven and earth ex nihilo? Will the new earth be a reproduction of the pre-fall original creation, or will it somehow be a renewal of this present creation after the fall?
Smith interacts with some earlier criticisms of Richard Bauckham on the exegesis offered by Smith on the tribes of Revelation 7. For Smith, what is at stake in their discussion is whether the apostle John demonstrated literary competence, making purposeful creative use of traditional imagery and expectations to communicate a clear message.
The book of Revelation is not only a portrait of the Lamb’s triumph; it is also a prophetic exhortation for his followers to triumph in him. It is “he who overcomes” that will inherit the blessings of the Lamb’s victory (Revelation 21:7). What does it mean to “overcome”? What kind of victory does the book of Revelation have in mind for believers? Read the article for the answers.
The way commentators interpret Revelation 13:18 often reveals their exegetical approach to the whole of the book of Revelation. This article is a brief survey of the interpretation of that chapter in the seventeenth and eighteenth century in England]. Interpretations are often a reflection of the times; the mainstream of Protestant interpreters saw in the [[Beast a picture of the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church.