Likewise, we could see revelation as the final chapter in gods 66chapter novel called the bible. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant john, 2 who testifies to eve rything he sawthat is, the word of god and the testimony of jesus christ. He sent an angel to present this revelation to his servant john nlt. The discipleapostle john, who followed jesus christ and witnessed his crucifixion, authored it. Revelation 1, king james version kjv the bible app. Youll find four major interpretive approaches to the book of revelation that can help you read, understand, and figure out the apocalyptic letter of john. John was a christian leader of jewish origin who was in exile on the roman prison island of patmos. The bible and archaeology the book of revelationhistory and prophecy. But the book contains some clear lessons about the future. So if the elders stick to the written bible then they are already saying what the. These are all of the chapters of the book of revelation. Posted on aug 2, 2001 by mario seiglie estimated reading time. The two periods most often mentioned are the latter part of neros reign a. The book of revelation also called the revelation of john or the revelation of st.
Its purpose is to give encouragement and hope for all. Revelation the last book in the bible was written to tell us about the futureespecially the final conflict between god and satan, and the triumph of jesus christover all the powers of evil and death and hell. With a account you will be able to save items to read and study later. The book of revelation often called the revelation to john, apocalypse of john, the revelation from jesus christ from its opening words, the apocalypse, the revelation, or simply revelation is the final book of the new testament, and consequently is also the final book of the christian bible. Christian interpretation of history which views that biblical text as expressing the actual divine government. In the new testament, this word describes the unveiling of spiritual truth rom.
It starts out simply enough, it is a revelation in greek, apocalypse from jesus christ, it is a prophecy, and it comes as a letter to seven churches. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant john, who bore witness to the word of god and to the testimony of jesus christ, even to all that he saw. The book of revelation is the only book in the new testament that begins by specifically stating its source, the revelation of jesus christ, which god gave to himand signified it by his angel to his servant john rev. It is a triumph that unfolded in the history of jesus of nazareth and continues to. John was the youngest disciple of the twelve disciples of jesus who became an apostle of the church. And the book of revelation will complete the revelation of. Four times the author identifies himself as john 1.
The book of the revelation of jesus christ is a fascinating prophecy of the end times. He sent an angel to present this revelation to his servant john. Mark hitchcock is the author of nearly 30 books related to endtime bible prophecy, including middle east burning and 101 answers to questions about the book of revelation. When we asked him if all the y2k talk and the year itself influenced his decision to teach this.
The book of revelation is the only apocalyptic document in the new testament canon. The book of revelation had its origin in a time of crisis, but it remains valid and meaningful for christians of all time. Revelation to john, last book of the new testament. Then go into each of the twenty two chapters of the book of revelation one by one. But history records that the temple in jerusalem was destroyed in a. Its author was john, who was a disciple student of jesus.
In the same way that we must read a novel cover to cover before understanding it properly, so must bible students have an understanding of the bibles first 65 books before they can truly understand its. A brief overview of the book of revelation the rise and. The book of revelation, or the apocalypse as it is also called, is the last book of the bible. Revelation 2020 verse by verse ministry international. Parts of the old testament, particularly in the book of daniel, are also written in the apocalyptic genre.
The book of revelation is unique, in that it describes a series of visions that may or may be taken literally. These discussions are intended in part to demystify the book of revelation, which possibly remains the. The apocalypse, or revelation to john, the last book of the bible, is one of the. If we did not realize already that it takes a lifetime to understand the bible and thats a good thing, the point is driven home when we get to the last book in the biblerevelation. The apostle john, who wrote it under the inspiration of jesus christ revelation 1. Each page of scripture is from the king james bible, and is immediately followed by the meaning of that scripture. Revelation greek apokalupsis means an uncovering, an unveiling, or a disclosure. Book of revelation explained scripture by scripture. It is a revelation that was received by the apostle john while he was in romanimposed exile on the island of patmos in the eastern mediterranean around 90 a. At the end of history, anyone who has not pledged allegiance to christ by repentance and faith will face the wrath of god.
Its title is derived from the first word of the koine greek text. John indicates that he was on the island of patmos when he received the prophecy revelation 1. Thoughtful bible students agree almost universally that we are living near the end of the age, and that. The author names himself as john in the text, but his precise identity remains a point of academic debate. However literal the prophecies may or may not be, the point is clear. He earned a thm and phd from dallas theological seminary and is the senior pastor of faith bible church in edmond, oklahoma. A word list at the end explains words with a star by them.
This summary of the book of revelation provides information about the title, author s, date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the book of revelation. This commentary has been through advanced checking. The literary genres of the book of revelation are an apocalypse, a prophecy, and an epistle or letter. John the apostle names himself as the one who wrote down what the lord said through the angel. This is the word of god and the testimony of jesus christ. As its first verse declares, it is the revelation from jesus christ to show his servants what must soon take place. The greek name of the bible book of revelation, apoka.
An easyenglish bible version and commentary 2800 word vocabulary on the book of revelation. The book of revelation is johns record of that vision revelation 1. In graphic and figurative form, john describes the breaking of the seven seals. Returning the book of revelation to its historical context st. The book was written around 96 ad by apostle john when titus domitian was the emperor of the roman empire. I was in the spirit on the lords day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, saying, i am alpha.
This map reveals the roman empire during the time shortly after the birth of jesus, in 14 ad at the time of the death of augustus. The book of revelation uses picture stories to describe future events. So, the divine author of revelation is jesus christ and the human author is the apostle john. The book of revelation from the holy bible new international version niv book 66 please note we have increased the volume and the pitch of the audio for a clearer sound, so this speed. Electronic links applying to subject matter contained in the meanings, may be inserted that directs to additional information regarding the subject. A workbook suitable for bible classes, family studies, or personal bible study by david e pratte mar 28, 2014 4. John court, myth and history in the book of revelation. The book of revelation was written sometime around 96 ce in asia minor. We conclude the series with a look at archaeological and historical evidence relating to the last book of the bible, revelation. The earliest writers in the church like justin martyr, irenaeus, hippolytus, tertullian, clement of alexandria and the muritorian all credit john the apostle as author of the book of revelation. Key to understanding commentaries on revelations is knowing the position of the commentator. It is the first book that many new to the bible want to study, while it is often neglected by mature. How to study the book of revelation christian truth center. The book of revelation is the revelation of jesus christ to apostle john thus to us christians.
Revelation was written when christians were entering a time of persecution. The book of revelation, a prophecy of warning and hope. We dont know why john was exiled to patmos, but it may have been for refusing to worship the roman emperor domitian, who had declared himself a god. Thus, it occupies a central place in christian eschatology. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant john, 2 who testifies to everything he saw. Summary of revelation bible summary the bible brief. And christ sent his angel to show it to his servant john, 2 who has told everything he saw.
The holy scriptures start with a revelation on the past genesis 1 and they end with a revelation on the future. The book ends with confirmations of authenticity by god, christ and john. Many major entities and symbols in the book of revelation are introduced earlier in the bible. What the modern reader or biblical scholar has to do is to try to read the text with ancient eyes, by being.
From as early as justin martyr in the second century a. John the divine is an example of apocalyptic writing a form that delivers a message using symbols, images and numbers. The revelation to john new international version the prologue 1. The revelation of jesus christ, which god gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. Revelation with book summary versebyverse bible commentary. The real meaning of the bibles book of revelation is a popular, ongoing debate.
The book of revelation closes with the bright and morning star, which is a figure of christ at his coming to take the church out of the world. I was in the spirit on the lords day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, saying, i am alpha and omega, the first and the. The revelation is a very solemn book speaking much about divine judgments but it is also a. Many verses in revelation apply to life today, whether we are living in the midst of one of the. Revelation summary from the easyenglish bible easy. The book of revelation introduction the revelation of jesus christ, which god gave him to show his servantsthings which must shortly take place. In the face of apparently insuperable evil, either from within or from without, all christians are called to trust in jesus promise, behold, i am with you always, until the end of the age mt 28. The book of revelation is the final book of the new testament, and consequently is also the final book of the christian bible.
The book of revelation niv audio holy bible high quality and best speed book 66 duration. Unlike most books of the bible, revelation contains its own title. The revelation is the only prophetic book of the nt and it is the keystone of the word of god. Like the rest of the bible, the book of revelation was inspired by god. If one is allowed to have a favorite book in the bible, then this book has become mine thanks in large part to my beloved professor gordon fee. This name indicates the meaning of revelation it uncovers matters that had been hidden and discloses events that would happen long after it was written. The book of revelation starts with a warning to the seven churches scattered throughout the known world at that time. A study outline of revelation the church of christ in. John wrote revelation while a prisoner on the island of patmos, approximately 8595 a. This book was written by john, the last surviving apostle revelation 1. The book of revelation starts with this is a revelation from jesus christ, which god gave him to show his servants the events that must soon take place.1513 1408 1221 1292 30 208 805 447 281 1143 609 1451 217 82 1616 977 97 1626 760 210 739 909 1318 1340 621 1283 1612 633 928 1333 1637 1413 1555 659 1553 1619 750 832 502 29 514 958 593 97 953 842