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Charts on the Book of Revelation : literary, historical, and theological perspectives

Author: Mark W Wilson
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Kregel Publications, ©2007.
Series: Kregel charts of the Bible and theology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
This first-of-its-kind charts book does not seek to support specific interpretations of end-times prophecies. Instead, it depicts the literary, historical, and theological backgrounds of Revelation, arguably the New Testament's most challenging book. Includes seventy-nine charts, timelines, and maps. All charts are reproducible for classroom use. Avoiding end-times debates, Charts on the book of Revelation is a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark W Wilson
ISBN: 9780825439391 0825439396
OCLC Number: 144651009
Description: 134 pages : chiefly charts, maps ; 28 cm.
Contents: Authorship of Revelation --
Date of Revelation --
Roman Empire in the late first century A.D. --
Time line of the first-century church in Asia --
Jewish and Christian apocalypses --
Literary genres of Revelation --
Chapter and verse counts with text set as poetry --
Words occurring only in Revelation (hapax legomena) --
Allusions and verbal parallels in the Old Testament and extrabiblical literature --
Structure of Revelation --
Identification of Christ with God in Revelation --
Divine names in Revelation --
Names for believers in Revelation --
Apocalyptic themes in Revelation, the synoptic gospels, and Pauline epistles --
Thematic parallels between Revelations and John --
Thematic parallels among Revelation, Jude, and 2 Peter --
Thematic parallels between Revelation and 4 Ezra --
Theme of victory in Revelation --
Theories of interpretation of Revelation --
Five senses in Revelation --
Minerals, gems, and other commodities in Revelation --
Symbols interpreted in Revelation --
Use of numbers in Revelation --
Symbolism of colors and numbers in Revelation --
Figures of speech in Revelation --
Doublets in Revelation --
Paired characters in Revelation --
Angels and demons in Revelation --
Seven beatitudes and their relationship to the coming/victor sayings --
Epithets of Jesus with Old and New Testament background --
Suggested divisions of the letters in Revelation 2-3 --
Structure of the seven letters in Revelation 2-3 --
An imperial edict compared to the letter to Ephesus --
Promise images in the seven letters with background in Jewish literature --
Promises with fulfillments and relationship to faithful works --
Rhetorical situation of the church in Revelation --
Wars and battles in Revelation --
Theories of the rapture from Revelation --
Heavenly throne-room vision with parallels in Daniel --
Four living creatures with background in Ezekiel and Isaiah --
Identification of the four living creatures with the gospels --
Hymns of Revelation --
Four horsemen of the apocalypse with background in Zechariah --
Seven seals and the apocalypses in the synoptic gospels --
Possible interrelationships among the seals, trumpets, and bowls --
Biblical lists of the twelve tribes of Israel --
Trumpet and bowl judgments compared to the Egyptian plagues --
Vice lists in Revelation correlated to the Ten Commandments --
Identification of the two witnesses --
Time periods of persecution --
Fall of Satan in Revelation --
Calculating the number of the beast (gematria) --
Two marks of Revelation --
Thematic parallels between the beast of revelation and the beasts of Daniel --
Portrait of the beast in Revelation --
Rise and demise of the evil trinity --
Worship of the emperor--the beast of Revelation 13:4 --contrasted with divine worship --
Four hode ("here") sayings of Revelation --
Paired angelic revelations in Revelation --
Historical identification of the seven emperors (Rev. 17:9-11) in relationship to the twelve Caesars --
Trading products of Revelation 18 in relationship to Tyre and Rome --
Last battle in Revelation --
Messiah as an eschatological judge --
Interpretations of the 1,000 years from Revelation 20:1-6 --
Lists of jewels in antiquity --
Paradise motifs in Revelation and the prophets --
Death and resurrection in Revelation 19-22 --
Architectural features of the New Jerusalem --
Literary parallels between Revelation's prologue and epilogue --
Benedictions in the New Testament --
Thematic parallels between Genesis 1-3 and Revelation --
Textual evidence for Revelation --
Canonical history of Revelation --
Seven churches today --
Map of Roman providence of Asia --
Map of imperial cult temples of Asia Minor --
Map of the myth of Nero Redivivus or Nero Redux --
Map of Rome : city of seven hills --
Map of trade in the Roman Empire.
Series Title: Kregel charts of the Bible and theology.
Responsibility: Mark Wilson.

Abstract:

This first-of-its-kind charts book does not seek to support specific interpretations of end-times prophecies. Instead, it depicts the literary, historical, and theological backgrounds of Revelation, arguably the New Testament's most challenging book. Includes seventy-nine charts, timelines, and maps. All charts are reproducible for classroom use. Avoiding end-times debates, Charts on the book of Revelation is a unique approach to charting Revelation's linguistic, historical, and theological backgrounds that promises to help all Bible readers, regardless of their theological background. Drawing from the best and most recent scholarship, it includes 79 charts, timelines, and maps that analyze a broad range of topics. All charts are reproducible for classroom use and include references to primary and secondary sources. - Publisher.

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