John the divine is an example of apocalyptic writing a form that delivers a message using symbols, images and numbers. An introduction, analysis, and commentary on the book of revelation. Book of revelation explained scripture by scripture. Unlike most books of the bible, revelation contains its own title. The book of revelation also called the revelation of john or the revelation of st. Youre already logged in with your bible gateway account. More than one bible teacher has taken a class from matthew through the book of jude, only to return to the book of matthew rather than face the unusual teachings of the book of revelation. Ttws audio guides walk you through each passage in just 5 minutes. If you want to better understand the book of revelation. Socialscience commentary on the book of revelation bruce malina on. Read revelation 10 commentary using a testimony of jesus christ. Many people want to understand the book of revelation and studying the word of god is the best way to understand what the spirit of god is saying through this great book. April 23, 2020 no comments albuquerque, nm revelation explained, a team of bible teachers out of albuquerque, is pleased to announce the unveiling of their latest training, an online training that sets out to explain in detail what the book of.
The word revelation even in greek apocalypse means unveiling as in revealing. In the study of any book of the bible or any topic of scripture, a certain amount of ground work is needed for understanding, orientation, and motivation. The book of revelation not only does not make this claim, it actually claims to be speaking to a first century audience within the existing roman empire. Return from chapter 10 to the versebyverse commentary on revelation page.
God hits him with a doozy of a revelation hey, thats not a bad idea for a title. The bible describes her as a woman and a great prostitute, having a name that is a mystery. The holy scriptures start with a revelation on the past genesis 1 and they end with a revelation on the future. The limited circulation coupled with the great extent of corruptions gave the book of revelation the highest variant to manuscript ratio of all the books of the bible. I encourage you to bring your insights to class to share with others. Revelation united states conference of catholic bishops. These are just a handful of things to consider when reading the book of revelation. This includes the most important aspect of comparing scripture with scripture 1 cor 2. The book of revelation, the last book of the bible, has fascinated and puzzled christians for centuries. Strange work a verse by verse commentary on the bible book of revelation. Much of the imagery was foreign and meaningless to 1 st century gentile converts to. The problems of recapitulation in the book of revelation.
The value of studying revelation to many, the book of revelation is a closed book. Revelation 10 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary by albert barnes, a dedicated student of the bible, continues to be very popular even today. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant john, a 2 who gives witness to the word of god and to the testimony of jesus christ by reporting what he saw. Enduring word bible commentary revelation chapter 15. Pack staggering events foretold in your bible will shock the whole world. Parts of the old testament, particularly in the book of daniel, are also written in the apocalyptic genre. It must be read in light of the new testament understanding of the end times or day of the lord. Who are the two witnesses in the book of revelation. The author of revelation presents himself as john, the astral seer, who professes faith in the resurrected jesus and who belonged to the house of israel. Professor bruce terry at the ohio valley university has prepared a helpful reference of many of the major textual variants in. Use fewer words in your search, especially if youre unsure of the exact phrase.
Study the bible online using commentary on revelation and more. Jun 16, 2017 revelation is not a book of mysteries but a book of things that god is making clear. Study the bible online using commentary on revelation 10 and more. It requires some knowledge of the rest of the bible in order to appreciate it. Since the text and audio content provided by blb represent a range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed in the resource materials are not.
Revelation 1 bible commentary matthew henry concise. The book of revelation is the only book in the bible, that i know of, that has a blessing associated with it for those who will read itnot once but twice. John wrote revelation while a prisoner on the island of patmos, approximately 8595 a. Biblical scientific errors refer to biblical claims that go against scientific data, usually as a result of a literalistic reading. The commentary is linked to a free course providing an additional 70 hours of audio instruction. The book of revelation is the final book of the new testament, a stark account of. Book of revelation in the textus receptus king james. He has used many wordpictures in his book, but by the return of christ, he means an actual event.
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. Biblical scientific errors are external errors something that the bible gets wrong about the external world as opposed to internal errors something that contradicts the bible s own message. The blue letter bible ministry and the blb institute hold to the historical, conservative christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of scripture. The revelation is a very solemn book speaking much about divine judgments but it is also a. Revelation is not a book of mysteries but a book of things that god is making clear. Before beginning to go through the content of revelation, we recommend that you read through the, and sections to familiarize yourself with the framework concerning this incredible book of god. John is told to write down everything god shows him, and boy is god going to show him some strange things. Measuring the temple, the two witnesses, and the blowing of the seventh trumpet. Your credit card wont be charged until the trial period is over. He describes himself as their brother in the family of god. Starting your free trial of bible gateway plus is easy. The next step is to enter your payment information.
Asia in this book is part of the country that we now call turkey. This is particularly so with the book of revelation or prophecy in general. Revelation 10 commentary a testimony of jesus christ. Each volume includes the biblical text of the new american bible, revised edition nabre, the translation approved for liturgical use in the united states. There is nothing as powerful and encouraging as the word of god. Bible commentary produced by tow project the book of revelation provides some of the keenest insights in scripture concerning the big picture of work. This booklet contains vital understanding that will forever change your outlook on the future.
The book of revelation explained takes you on a easy to understand and eyeopening journey through the book of revelation. The necessity of inspiration as special revelation is gods communication to man of the truth he must know in order to be properly related to god, so inspiration deals with the preservation of that revelation so that what was received from god was accurately transmitted to others beyond the original recipient. You will also find options for commentaries on revelation that help pastors, teachers, and readers with application of the bible, commentaries that approach the scripture versebyverse, classic christian commentaries, and much more. Obviously, the first church, seal and trumpet cannot be parallel to the first plague. When you open the book of daniel or the book of revelation and read them, theres absolutely no question that the stage is the ancient land of israel, with the capital of jerusalem. The greek name of the bible book of revelation, apoka. In our study of the book of revelation, we must remember that john writes of events that are signified and of things which must shortly take place rev. Revelation is a jewish document written by jews for jews. Best revelation commentaries updated for 2020 best. An index page with links to commentaries on the individual chapters of the book of revelation. Aug 04, 2009 revelation the dragon pursuing a woman, from the bamberg apocalypse. Read revelation commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete.
Yet, why does everyone approach the book like it is a mysterious book. There is perhaps no more misunderstood book of the bible than revelation. This is the last book of the bible and the only book of the nt that is exclusively prophetic in character. The revelation is the only prophetic book of the nt and it is the keystone of the word of god. Louis brighton and the online commentary the book of revelation. Many of the verses are foreboding and frightening, yet whoever reads this book is promised a blessing rev 1. It belongs to the class of apocalyptic literature in which the divine message is conveyed by visions and dreams. It cannot be denied that it has confused many people. The purpose of this page is to provide an indepth study of the book of revelation. Nowhere does the bible identify these two witnesses by name, although people through the. We hope this commentary is a beneficial study tool in your devotion to the word of god. The book of revelation had its origin in a time of crisis, but it remains valid and meaningful for christians of all time. Revelation 10 commentary albert barnes notes on the.
Apr 06, 2020 this powerfully moving video takes you through the entire book of revelation as it is written in the holy bible. In order to serve readers who use other translations, the most important dierences between the nabre and other widely used translations rsv, nrsv, jb, njb, and niv are noted and explained. What for many has been a book that is beyond comprehension is now made understandable by one of the nations leading bible teachers. But the content it consists of is too important to miss out on. A commentary of the book of revelation bible truth. To study this important book of prophecy, it is important to have the correct approach to interpretation. An introduction, analysis, and commentary on the book of revelation collins, oral e.
It fittingly has the last place ending the scriptures and gods revelation to man. The discipleapostle john, who followed jesus christ and witnessed his crucifixion, authored it. A testimony of jesus christ is a commentary that explains some of the mysteries of revelation. This page is an indepth bible study of the book of revelation based on the concordia commentary of revelation by dr. The book of revelation in the bible is one of the more difficult books of the bible to understand. The book of revelation is either the most exciting or the most frustrating book of the bible to read. For example, they say that it means the growth of the church. Yet it has a clear message for all who would devote themselves to its pages. Its bible on your screen pastor in your headphones with clear, relatable teaching so you can understand. There are many symbols and their meanings are seemingly hidden. Revelation 1, new international version niv the bible app.
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. Bob beltz takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the final book of the bible. The bible also manifests different human literary styles. In fact, every book of the bible is the composition of a human writerabout forty of them in all. The last book in the bible is probably one of the most misunderstood. For example, baptizing name father and baptizing them in the name of the father will both return matthew 28. The next diagram shows that the seven last plagues, the last of the sequential series in the book of revelation, cannot logically be included along with the previous three series of sevens. Apr 28, 2015 the book of revelation is similar to other literature of the time thats called apocalyptic, which typically includes visions, global clashes, endoftheworld warnings, and many, many symbols. The book of revelation is the last book of the bible for good reason.
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. Great prophecies in the book of revelation show how and when these catastrophic events will occur. Collins is a professor of the hebrew bible at the university of chicago divinity school. Revelation with book summary versebyverse bible commentary. Book of revelation explained a testimony of jesus christ. The book of revelation not revelations is the last book of the bible, and describes the tribulations visited upon mankind at the end of the world which is often referred to as the end times, the ultimate battle between goodandevil, and, finally, the second coming of christ.
The book of revelation explained is a free online training that helps people who are interested in this topic, to get a full and unique understanding of the book. Revelation commentary matthew henry commentary on the. The book of revelation is the easiest book in the bible to understand that is of course if you were a jew living in jerusalem in ad 66. It is the authors conviction that an understanding of related passages elsewhere in the bible is the most important key to unlocking the bewildering variety of interpretations which often accompany the study of the last book of the bible.
Dragons and beasts, wrath and grace what does it mean. Writers speak from an observers standpoint when they write of the sun rising or setting see josh. Socialscience commentary on the book of revelation. Today, many people argue that the return of christ is a wordpicture for something else. That search may be made in the book of the records of thy fathers. Revelation greek apokalupsis means an uncovering, an unveiling, or a disclosure. Revelation study symbolism explained in the book of. Hes just a mildmannered christian guy living in exile whenpow. The literary genres of the book of revelation are an apocalypse, a prophecy, and an epistle or letter. The introduction proper revelation title of the book our bibles carry the title of the book as the revelation of john, or the revelation to john which means it is a revelation given to the apostle john, but the proper name is found in the first words of 1. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant john, 2 who testifies to everything he sawthat is, the word of god and the testimony of jesus christ. Those who remain steadfast in their faith and confidence in the risen lord need have no fear.76 191 141 366 1436 1121 897 1481 786 162 1289 13 57 340 1373 908 1042 1605 724 278 954 1373 1431 431 3 103 1549 1214 433 112 9 1491 691 703 402 1082 1451 486 127 531 10 1034