Numbers in Revelation

In Revelation 20, the phrase “thousand years” (χίλια ἔτη) occurs six times. This phrase establishes the length of Christ’s reign. It is the position of Premillennialism that this is to be understood as a literal time period of one thousand years when Jesus will rule while actually on this present earth. It is the view……

Commonly Asked Questions from the Book of Revelation

The Book of Revelation is a book that generates myriads of questions from those who delve into its’ pages. In this article we are attempting to answer some of those questions which regularly arise. It has been my very real privilege and challenge to teach a course in Daniel and Revelation in the college classroom……

Some Interpretive Tips for Understanding Revelation (Part 3)

This study continues looking at the interpretive tools that we need in our “toolbox” in order to come to some reasonable understanding of this last book of the Bible. Three of these are found in this discussion including the critical role that “chronology” within the book has in its understanding. Everyone who does “projects” around……

Some Interpretive Tips for Understanding Revelation (Part 2)

This second study discusses two major matters in interpreting Revelation: (1) the key role of the imagery found in the OT prophets; and (2) the crucial place that the creation story of Genesis 1-11 plays in looking at end time events. I well remember the first time I sat in front of my first computer.  The……

Some Interpretive Tips for Understanding Revelation (Part 1)

Revelation is a much loved but much misunderstood book. Many people wonder how intelligent interpreters of the is book can so widely differ from one another in their interpretations. This first study looks at the four basic approaches that are taken to the book of Revelation which will immediately help us to see why there……