Category Archives: Revelation

The Revelation: A Different Kind of Apocalypse, by Ben Witherington

In a recent post, Larry Hurtado, writing for Ben Witherington’s blog, points out how the Revelation differs from other apocalyptic literature. I’ve not seen these points made in the commentaries and other books I read in putting together the recent … Continue reading

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The Revelation: Riddles and Enigmas (the Millennium, Part 5)

Verse 5 (Rev 20:5 ESV) The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection. This is a highly controverted passage. The text implies that the faithful were resurrected … Continue reading

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The Revelation: Riddles and Enigmas (the Millennium, Part 4)

Verse-by-verse We continue going verse by verse — Verse 4 (Rev 20:4 ESV)  4 Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who … Continue reading

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The Revelation: Riddles and Enigmas (the Millennium, Part 3)

Verse-by-verse Let’s now consider chapter 20 one verse at a time. Verses 1-3 (Rev 20:1-3 ESV) Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain.  2 … Continue reading

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The Revelation: Riddles and Enigmas (the Millennium, Part 2)

The 1,000-year reign can’t refer to an earthly kingdom (John 18:36 ESV)  36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be … Continue reading

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The Revelation: Riddles and Enigmas (the Millennium, Part 1)

A little Southern blues to put you in the mood for the Apocalypse —

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The Revelation: Riddles and Enigmas (the Rapture)

I’ve mentioned earlier that I managed to grow up in church and attend Lipscomb University and not know what the “Rapture” is. Such was the authority of Foy Wallace in Tennessee and north Alabama in those days. We were so … Continue reading

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