The Revelation of John

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Here the reader meets many of the picturesque images that are identified with Revelation--the four horses and their riders, the antichrist, the woman clothed with the sun, the beast with his number, Armageddon. William Barclay helps the reader understand and interpret these and many other images drawn from Revelation that have so seized hold of the world's imagination.

For almost fifty years and for millions of readers, the Daily Study Bible commentaries have been the ideal help...

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Overview

Here the reader meets many of the picturesque images that are identified with Revelation--the four horses and their riders, the antichrist, the woman clothed with the sun, the beast with his number, Armageddon. William Barclay helps the reader understand and interpret these and many other images drawn from Revelation that have so seized hold of the world's imagination.

For almost fifty years and for millions of readers, the Daily Study Bible commentaries have been the ideal help for both devotional and serious Bible study. Now, with the release of the New Daily Study Bible, a new generation will appreciate the wisdom of William Barclay. With clarification of less familiar illustrations and inclusion of more contemporary language, the New Daily Study Bible will continue to help individuals and groups discover what the message of the New Testament really means for their lives.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664226800
  • Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/15/2004
  • Series: The New Daily Study Bible Series
  • Pages: 262
  • Sales rank: 827,446
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword xiii
General Introduction xv
General Foreword xvii
Editor's Preface xxi
The Opening of the Seals 1
The Four Horses and their Riders (6:1-8) 1
The White Horse of Conquest (6:1-2) 3
The Blood-red Horse of Strife (6:3-4) 6
The Black Horse of Famine (6:5-6) 7
The Pale Horse of Pestilence and Death (6:7-8) 10
The Souls of the Martyrs (6:9-11) 11
The Cry of the Martyrs (6:9-11) (contd) 13
The Shattered Universe (6:12-14) 15
The Time of Terror (6:15-17) 18
Rescue and Reward (7:1-3) 20
The Winds of God (7:1-3) (contd) 21
The Living God (7:1-3) (contd) 24
The Seal of God (7:4-8) 25
The Number of the Faithful (7:4-8) (contd) 27
The Glory of the Martyrs (7:9-10) 29
The Praise of the Angels (7:11-12) 31
Washing from Sin (7:13-14) 33
The Blood of Jesus Christ (7:13-14) (contd) 35
The Saints who have Washed their Robes in the Blood of the Lamb (7:13-14) (contd) 36
Making Christ's Sacrifice our Own (7:13-14) (contd) 38
The Service in the Glory (7:15) 39
The Bliss of the Blessed (7:16-17) 41
The Divine Shepherd (7:16-17) (contd) 43
The Silence and the Thunder of Prayer (8:1-5) 44
The Seven Angels with the Trumpets (8:2, 6) 47
Letting Loose the Elements (8:7-12) 49
The Flying Eagle (8:13) 52
The Unlocking of the Abyss (9:1-2) 53
The Locusts from the Abyss (9:3-12) 55
The Demonic Locusts (9:3-12) (contd) 57
The Horsemen of Vengeance (9:13-21) 59
The Unutterable Revelation (10:1-4) 61
The Divine Announcement of the End (10:5-7) 63
The Joy and the Sorrow of the Messenger of God (10:8-11) 64
Antichrist 65
The Vision of Things to Come (11) 73
The Measuring of the Temple (11:1-2) 75
The Length of the Terror (11:1-2) (contd) 78
The Two Witnesses (11:3-6) 79
The Saving Death of the Two Witnesses (11:7-13) 81
The Forecast of Things to Come (11:14-19) 82
The Woman and the Beast (12) 83
The Pregnant Woman (12:1-2) 85
The Hatred of the Dragon (12:3-4) 87
The Snatching Away of the Child (12:5) 88
The Flight to the Desert (12:6) 89
Satan, the Enemy of God (12:7-9) 90
The Song of the Martyrs in Glory (12:10-12) 94
The Attack of the Dragon (12:13-17) 95
The Power of the Beast (13) 98
The Devil and the Beast (13:1-5) 105
Insult to God (13:6-9) 107
Earthly Danger and Divine Safety (13:6-9) (contd) 108
Christianity's Only Weapons (13:10) 109
The Power of the Second Beast (13:11-17) 111
The Mark of the Beast (13:11-17) (contd) 112
The Number of the Beast (13:18) 113
The Father's Own (14:1) 116
The Song which only God's Own can Learn (14:2-3) 118
The Finest Flower (14:4a) 119
The Imitation of Christ (14:4b-5) 122
The Summons to the Worship of God (14:6-7) 123
The Fall of Babylon (14:8) 125
The Doom of Those who Deny their Lord (14:9-12) 126
Rest for Faithful Souls (14:13) 128
The Harvest of Judgment (14:14-20) 130
The Victors of Christ (15:1-2) 132
The Song of the Victors of Christ (15:3-4) 134
The Avenging Angels (15:5-7) 137
The Unapproachable Glory (15:8) 138
The Seven Bowls of the Wrath of God (16) 139
The Terrors of God (16:1-11) 143
The Forces from the East (16:12) 145
The Unclean Spirits like Frogs (16:13-16) 146
The False Prophet (16:13-16) (contd) 148
Armageddon (16:13-16) (contd) 149
Nature at War (16:17-21) 151
The Fall of Rome (17) 152
1. The Woman on the Beast 154
2. The Beast 156
The City which became a Prostitute (17:1-2) 160
The Vision in the Wilderness (17:3) 161
The Great Whore (17:4-5) 162
Drunk with the Blood of the Saints and the Martyrs (17:6) 164
The Reincarnation of Evil (17:7-11) 165
The Purposes of the World and the Purposes of God (17:12-18) 166
The Doom of Rome (18:1-3) 168
Leave! (18:4-5) 171
The Doom of Pride (18:6-8) 172
The Lament of the Kings (18:9-10) 174
The Lament of the Merchants (1) (18:11-16) 178
The Lament of the Merchants (2) (18:11-16) (contd) 180
The Lament of the Shipmasters (18:17-19) 184
Joy Amid Lamenting (18:20) 185
The Final Desolation (18:21-4) 186
The Angels Praise God (19:1-2) 189
Nature and the Church Praise God (19:3-5) 191
The Redeemed Praise God (19:6-8) 193
The Almighty and his Kingdom (19:6-8) (contd) 195
The Only Worship (19:9-10a) 196
The Spirit of Prophecy (19:10b) 198
The Conquering Christ (19:11) 199
The Unknowable Name (19:12) 201
God's Word in Action (19:13) 203
The Avenging Wrath (19:14-16) 205
The Doom of the Enemies of Christ (19:17-21) 206
The Thousand-year Reign of Christ and the Saints (20) 208
The Chaining of Satan (20:1-3) 215
The Privilege of Judgment (20:4-5) 216
The Privileges of the Witnesses of Christ (20:6) 217
The Final Struggle (20:7-10) 218
The Final Judgment (1) (20:11-15) 219
The Final Judgment (2) (20:11-15) (contd) 220
The New Creation (21:1) 222
The New Jerusalem (1) (21:2) 224
The New Jerusalem (2) (21:2) (contd) 225
Fellowship with God (1) (21:3-4) 227
Fellowship with God (2) (21:3-4) (contd) 228
All Things New (21:5-6) 229
The Glory and the Shame (21:7-8) 231
The City of God (21:9-27) 232
The Bringer of the Vision (21:9-10) 234
The City's Light (21:11) 235
The Wall and the Gates of the City (21:12) 236
The Gates of the City (21:13) 237
The Measuring of the City (21:15-17) 237
The Precious Stones of the City (21:18-21) 239
The Presence of God (21:22-3) 242
The Whole Earth for God (21:24-7) 243
Reception and Rejection (21:24-7) (contd) 246
The River of Life (22:1-2) 247
The Tree of Life (22:1-2) (contd) 249
The Beauty of Holiness (22:3-5) 250
Final Words (22:6-9) 251
The Time is Near and the Time is Past (22:10-11) 253
The Claims of Christ (22:12-13) 254
The Accepted and the Rejected (22:14-15) 255
The Guarantee of Truth (22:16) 257
The Great Invitation (22:17) 258
The Warning (22:18-19) 259
Last Words (22:20-1) 261
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