Understanding Revelation A Study of Revelation by Peter

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Understanding Revelation A Study of Revelation by Peter Eng

Understanding Revelation A Study of Revelation by Peter Eng

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Welcome to the Course 1. Overview 2. John’s Introduction 3. The Seven Churches 4.

Welcome to the Course 1. Overview 2. John’s Introduction 3. The Seven Churches 4. The Beast

1 Overview Understanding the Essentials

1 Overview Understanding the Essentials

1 Overview 1. Preliminary Matters 1. 1 Name 1. 2 Author “John, To the

1 Overview 1. Preliminary Matters 1. 1 Name 1. 2 Author “John, To the seven churches in the province of Asia …. ” (1: 4). 1. 3 Recipients “John, To the seven churches in the province of Asia …. ” (1: 4). ““Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea. ” (1: 11). “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star. ” (22: 16) 1. 4 Date

2. Location

2. Location

2. Key Concepts to Understanding Revelation 3. 1 Epistle 3. 2 Prophetic Writing 3.

2. Key Concepts to Understanding Revelation 3. 1 Epistle 3. 2 Prophetic Writing 3. 3 Apocalyptic Writing

3. 3 Apocalyptic Writing • Dualistic Cosmic Worldview • Symbolism • Polyvalence / Multiple

3. 3 Apocalyptic Writing • Dualistic Cosmic Worldview • Symbolism • Polyvalence / Multiple Meanings

3. 4 3. 5 3. 6 Connection to Daniel Connection to the OT The

3. 4 3. 5 3. 6 Connection to Daniel Connection to the OT The Use of Numbers

4. Foreground 4. 1 The Roman Empire Republic Principate (Empire) 4. 2 The Jewish

4. Foreground 4. 1 The Roman Empire Republic Principate (Empire) 4. 2 The Jewish Nation Monarchies of North (Israel) and South (Judah) Destruction of North (722 BC) Exile of South (586 BC) Return from Exile (538 BC) and the Second Temple Destruction of Jerusalem / Second Temple (AD 70)

5. The Roman Emperors and the Imperial Cult

5. The Roman Emperors and the Imperial Cult

ROM ET AUG

ROM ET AUG

ROM ET AUG

ROM ET AUG

Augustus – Pontifex Maximus

Augustus – Pontifex Maximus

Augustus - Military

Augustus - Military

Julio-Claudian Flavian nine Augustus (Octavian) 31 BC – AD 14 Tiberius 14 – 37

Julio-Claudian Flavian nine Augustus (Octavian) 31 BC – AD 14 Tiberius 14 – 37 Gaius (Caligula) 37 -41 Claudius 41 -54 Nero 54 -68 Turmoil (Galba, Otho, Vitelius) Vespasian 68 -69 Titus 79 -81 Domitian 81 -96 Nerva 96 -98 Trajan 98 -117 Hadrian 117 -138 Antoninus Pius 138 -161 69 -79

6. Persecution 6. 1 Persecution under Nero 6. 2 Persecution under Domitian

6. Persecution 6. 1 Persecution under Nero 6. 2 Persecution under Domitian

Nero

Nero

Older Nero

Older Nero

Burning of Rome

Burning of Rome

Domus Aurea

Domus Aurea

Domitian

Domitian

7. Persecution and Purpose of Revelation

7. Persecution and Purpose of Revelation