New Testament

Revelation

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The Book of Revelation has often been quoted out of context, and the meaning intended by the early Christian author gets lost. Apocalyptic literature like Revelation is challenging to understand from a modern perspective because it is not quite a narrative and not quite an argument or prophecy, but some combination of both.

This study begins by examining the context, origin, and history of this genre in the experience of the nation of Israel. This is followed by a look at the overall design and complex structure of the piece. Each session delves into one of the images used to describe judgment on the unjust and the arrival of the kingdom of heaven.

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Yale Bible Study