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Foreword to Revelation Study Notes

It’s very difficult to believe that the church in the first century, largely still made up of a very significant Jewish community, and still identified with the synagogue and temple in Jerusalem, didn’t consider the demise of Jerusalem in AD 70 a highly significant event in the history of both Israel and the church…

1.1 – Who Was Revelation Written To?

What we call the book of Revelation was a letter, written by John to seven churches in Asia Minor. (Rev 1:4) The letter was written in the first century, so whatever the letter says must have had relevance to the first people who received it…

1.2 – The Date of Revelation The date in which Revelation was written is important for understanding its message. There is one theory that holds it was written before the Roman destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70. If this was the case, then the message of Revelation would have been about the judgment of Jerusalem in that first century and the [...]
1.3 – Apocalypse

“Apocalypse” means to unveil, or to reveal. In English we translate it “revelation.” In Hebrew writings, “apocalypse” was a genre, a particular classification of writing style…

1.4 – Revelation is Not About Going to Heaven

This is the Hebrew vision John is invoking in the opening of Revelation. John says that Christ is bringing creation into resurrection, so that he might rule over the powers of this world…