Revelation-Background

{BACKGROUND AND STRUCTURE}
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  1. A Brief Introduction to the Book of Revelation - {PDF Copy} - (Background information plus an outline of the Book)
  2. The Isle of Patmos - {PDF Copy} - (John was exiled because of his testimony and, therefore, is a "fellow participant" in the Tribulation of the churches of Asia)
  3. John, A Fellow-Participant in the Kingdom - (John functions as a surrogate for faithful believers, especially the seven churches of Asia) - {PDF Copy}
  4. The Fourfold Division of the Book of Revelation - {PDF Copy} - (The major literary divisions of the book)
  5. An Outline of the Second Literary Division of Revelation - {PDF Copy} - (A Proposed Outline of the Second Major Literary Division of Revelation, chapters 4-16)
  6. Revelation Unsealed - An Open Book - {PDF Copy} - (Christians do not need to wait until History’s final years to understand the message of Revelation. The interpretation of its visions was intended to be understood by the churches of Asia and to be applicable to their real-life situations)
  7. The Unsealed Scroll - The Time of Fulfillment is Now - {PDF Copy} - (What was Sealed in the book of Daniel is Unsealed and Revealed in Revelation)
{INTERPRTATION}
  1. 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)
  2. Interpretations Provided by the Book of Revelation - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation provides many interpretations of its images and symbols)
  3. Literal versus Non-literal Interpretation of the Book of Revelation - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation informs the reader from the get-go, and by direct statement and example, that it communicates symbolically)
  4. Linear Chronological Sequencing in Revelation? - {PDF Copy} - (To assume Revelation’s visions are laid out in a linear sequence with events in a strict chronological order is to miss the larger picture of the book)
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