By Ranko Stefanovic
This verse-by-verse observation bargains a text-focused and Christ-centered method of the e-book of Revelation. applicable for private research and as a faculty and seminary textual content, this quantity offers either in-depth notes and lay-oriented exposition to be used via students, scholars, pastors, and laypeople. An ever-increasing curiosity within the prophecies of the Apocalypse has led to deeper understandings that are brought during this up to date version.
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Sent out into all theearth" (5:6). The Old Testament 60 Revelation 1:1-8 Prologue background of this imagery is found first in the Greek translation (Septuagint) of Isaiah 11:2 where seven designations ofthe Spirit of the Lord are mentioned: the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and godliness, and the spirit of the fear of God. Another reference is in Zechariah 4 where the prophet saw the seven lamps (4:2) which were to denote "the eyes of the Lord which range throughout the earth" (4:10).
Jon Paulien, "Interpreting Revelation's Symbolism," in Symposium on Revelation-Book 1, Daniel and Revelation Committee Series 6 (Silver Spring, MD: Biblical Research Institute, 1992), 82. 22. Ezell, 18-19. 23. See David E. Aune, Revelation 1-5, Word Biblical Commentary 52a (Waco, TX: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1997), 105-106; see Gregory K. Beale, The Book of Revelation, The New International Greek Testament Commentary (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1998), 152-169, for possible objections to such a view.
2: 16; 3: 11; 22:7, 12, 20). How should we understand this imminence of the end in light of the fact that almost two thousand years have passed since the promise was given through John? It seems clear that John focuses not on the final fulfillment of the prophecies with regard to the end but on the beginning of the fulfillment. This "soon" must, first ~f all, be understood from God's perspective. With rum a thousand years is like one day (2 Pet. 3:8). The realization of his plans regarding the earth has entered the final phase.