Revelation (Book, 1999) []
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Author: Louis A Brighton
Publisher: St. Louis, MO : Concordia Pub. House, ©1999.
Series: Concordia commentary.
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Genre/Form: Commentaries
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Louis A Brighton
ISBN: 0570063124 9780570063124
OCLC Number: 42296594
Description: xxiii, 673 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm.
Contents: I. Introduction (1:1-3:22) --
A. Prologue --
B. Commissioning of John: Vision of the Son of Man --
Excursus: Son of Man --
C. Letters of preparation to the seven churches --
Excursus: The seven letters of preparation --
To the angel of Ephesus --
To the angel of Smyrna --
To the angel of Pergamum --
To the angel of Thyatira --
To the angel of Sardis --
To the angel of Philadelphia --
To the angel of Laodicea --
II. The prophetic message (4:1-22:5) --
A. The inaugural vision of heaven, introducing the message --
Excursus: The inaugural vision of heaven --
The throne of God and His heavenly court --
The coronation and enthronement of the Lamb: The seven-sealed scroll --
Excursus: The Lamb of God --
B. The prophecy --
Excursus: Three prophetic visions of history, each from Christ's ascension to the end --
1. First sevenfold vision of history from the cross to the end (The seven-sealed scroll introduced by the Lamb) --
a. The first six seals: Tribulations and the end --
The first four seals: The four horsemen --
The fifth seal: The saints beneath the altar --
The sixth seal: The end and its terror --
b. Interlude: The church militant and the church triumphant --
Excursus: Angelic mediators in Jewish tradition and the Book of Revelation --
2. Second sevenfold vision of history from the cross to the end (The seven trumpet-angels): Disorders in nature accompanied by sufferings of evil afflict humanity --
a. The first four trumpet-angels: Upheavals in nature --
b. The fifth and sixth trumpet-angels: Demons from the abyss and the last battle --
c. First scene of the interlude: The mighty angel from heaven commissions John --
Excursus: The identity and function of the mighty angel of revelation 10 --
Excursus: The mediators of Revelation: Guides to the structure of the book --
d. SEcond scene of the interlude: The temple measured and the two witnesses --
e. The seventh trumpet-angel: the end and its joy --
Excursus: The missiology of Revelation --
3. Interregnum: The cosmic war between Christ and Satan, between God's saints and the forces of evil --
a. The woman with child and the dragon --
b. The evil forces of the dragon: The beast from the sea and the beast from the earth --
c. The conquering Lamb and the victory song of the saints --
Excursus: 144,000 --
d. The defeat of the dragon and his beasts announced --
3. The Son of Man and the harvest at the end --
4. Third sevenfold vision of history from the cross to the end (the seven censer-angels): Plagues of God's wrath as God's judgment is poured out on the human race --
a. Preparation for the last plagues: Introduction of the seven censer-angels --
b. The first five censers of God's wrath --
c. The sixth censer of God's wrath: Armageddon --
d. The seventh censer of God's wrath: The end --
C. The conclusion: The end and the New Heaven and New Earth (17:1-22:5) --
1. The judgment and overthrow of the forces of the dragon --
a. The judgment of the harlot --
b. The fall of Babylon and the rejoicing of the saints --
Excursus: Is the harlot the Antichrist? --
2. Victorious celebration --
a. A song of victory and the Marriage Feast of the Lamb --
b. The Second Coming of Christ at the end --
Excursus: The use of the definite article with "God" --
Excursus: The Great Te Deum of praise in Revelation --
3. The judgment and overthrow of the dragon --
Excursus: The Millennium --
a. The Millennium: The New Testament era, when the dragon's power is restricted --
b. The Battle of God and Magog and the final doom of Satan --
4. The bodily resurrection and the Last Judgment --
5. The New Heaven and New Earth portrayed as the heavenly city Jerusalem --
a. The New Heaven and New Earth --
b. The New Jerusalem --
c. The garden restored --
Excursus: The restored physical creation --
III. Epilogue (22:6-21) --
Excursus: Summary of the Christology of Revelation.
Series Title: Concordia commentary.
Responsibility: Louis A. Brighton.


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