Revelation and the End of All Things

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Revelation and the End of All Things is a highly readable guide to Revelation that engages the questions people most often ask about this difficult book in the Bible. After discussing sensationalistic interpretations of Revelation -- showing how these approaches work and why they are problematic -- Craig Koester ably leads readers through the entire book of Revelation, keeping in mind the situations of both first-century and twenty-first-century readers. Koester's exceptional grasp of Revelation's history, test, ...
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Overview

Revelation and the End of All Things is a highly readable guide to Revelation that engages the questions people most often ask about this difficult book in the Bible. After discussing sensationalistic interpretations of Revelation -- showing how these approaches work and why they are problematic -- Craig Koester ably leads readers through the entire book of Revelation, keeping in mind the situations of both first-century and twenty-first-century readers. Koester's exceptional grasp of Revelation's history, test, and purpose allows him to present the book's message in a way that is clear, engaging, and meaningful to modern readers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802846600
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 4/28/2001
  • Pages: 223
  • Sales rank: 365,860
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Bibliography of Works Cited xiii
1. Interpreting the Mystery 1
Future Prediction or Timeless Truth? 2
History, Politics, and Reform 8
Apocalyptic Fever, Disappointment, and Tragedy 14
Rapture, Tribulation, and Armageddon 19
Historical Study of Revelation 26
Silence or Song? 31
Venturing Forward 38
2. Christ and the Churches (Revelation 1-3) 41
A Revelation--A Prophecy--A Letter (1:1-8) 42
In the Presence of the Living One (1:9-20) 52
Not All Readers Are Alike (2:1-3:22) 54
3. The Scroll Unsealed (Revelation 4-7) 71
The Sovereign God (4:1-11) 72
The Lamb Who Was Slain (5:1-14) 76
The First Six Seals (6:1-17) 81
The Redeemed: 144,000 and a Great Multitude (7:1-17) 88
4. Trumpets of Terror and Hope (Revelation 8-11) 93
The First Six Trumpets (8:1-9:21) 94
Judgment Interrupted (10:1-11) 101
Suffering, Witness, and Conversion (11:1-14) 104
The Kingdom of the Lord (11:15-19) 111
5. The Beast and the Lamb (Revelation 12-15) 115
The Woman, Michael, and the Dragon (12:1-18) 118
The Two Beasts (13:1-18) 125
Judgment, Blessing, and Endurance (14:1-20) 135
Lord of the Nations (15:1-4) 141
6. The Harlot and the Bride (Revelation 15-19) 145
The Seven Bowls of Wrath (15:5-16:21) 146
The Great Harlot (17:1-18) 154
Babylon's Funeral (18:1-24) 162
Hallelujah, the Lord Reigns (19:1-10) 168
7. The End (Revelation 19-22) 171
The Great Battle (19:11-21) 173
The Millennial Kingdom (20:1-6) 180
Final Conflict and Final Judgment (20:7-15) 187
The New Jersualem (21:1-22:5) 191
The End Is Near (22:6-21) 201
Index 207
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