Studies in the Revelation

These studies were presented Dec 1993 through April 1995 at Washtenaw Independent Bible Church, Ann Arbor, MI

The main sections of the Revelation are suggested by repeated series of sevens (churches, seals, trumpets, bowls). Each of these has a preparatory setting, which in the case of the trumpets is provided by the seventh seal, and in the case of the bowls by the seventh trumpet. Similarly, the seventh bowl provides the setting for a major chiasm that dominates the last part of the book. A prolog and epilog package the whole.

The notes are much more terse than those on some other books (such as John and Genesis), but should be readable, and will be revised and enlarged as time permits.

Section
Notes
MP3 Audio Files
Summary of the Book Notes
  • Summary part A
  • Summary part B
  • Summary part C
  • 1:1-3, Prolog
  • Notes
  • Notes on "Many Waters" in the Bible
  • 1:1-8
  • 1:9-17a
  • 1:17b-20
  • The Seven Churches 1:4-20, Setting for the Seven Churches
    ch. 2-3, The Letters to the Seven Churches Notes
  • Introduction to ch. 2-3
  • 2:1-7
  • 2:8-12
  • 2:13-17
  • 2:18-29
  • 3:1-3a
  • 3:3b-6
  • 3:7-9
  • 3:10-13
  • 3:14-19
  • 3:20-22
  • Review of ch. 2-3
  • The Seven Seals ch. 4-5, Setting for the Seven Seals Notes
  • 4:1-2b
  • 4:2c-6a
  • 4:6b-11
  • 5:1-5a
  • 5:5b-14
  • ch. 6-7, The First Six Seals Notes
  • Introduction to ch. 6
  • 6:1-8
  • 6:9-17
  • 7:1-17
  • The Seven Trumpets ch. 8, The Seventh Seal: Setting for the Seven Trumpets Notes
  • 8:1-13
  • 9:1-11
  • 9:12-21
  • 10:1-11
  • 11:1-3
  • 11:3-13
  • 9:1-11:14, The First Six Trumpets
    The Seven Bowls 11:15-15:8, The Seventh Trumpet: Setting for the Seven Bowls
  • 11:14-19
  • 12:1-6
  • 12:7-12
  • 12:13-17
  • 13:1-10
  • 13:11-18
  • 14:1-5
  • 14:6-11
  • 15
  • 11:14-18
  • 11:19-12:4a
  • 12:4b-7
  • 12:8-12
  • 12:13-17
  • 13:1-10
  • 13:11-18
  • 14:1-3
  • 14:4-5
  • 14:6-8
  • 14:9-12
  • 15:1-3a
  • 15:3b-6
  • 15:7-16:1
  • 16:1-16, The First Six Bowls 16:1-16
  • 16:2-9
  • 16:10-16
  • The Final Conflict 16:17-21, The Seventh Bowl: Setting for the Final Conflict 16:17-21
  • 16:17-21
  • 17:1-22:5, The Final Conflict
  • 17:1-6
  • 17:8-18
  • 18
  • 19:1-10
  • 19:9-16
  • 19:17-20:6
  • 20:7-21:8
  • 21:9-22:5
  • 17:1-3
  • 17:4-6
  • 17:12-18:8
  • 18:9-24
  • 19:1-8
  • 19:1-14
  • 19:15-21
  • 20:1-3
  • 20:-20
  • 20:11-21:8
  • A recording of 21:9-21 is not available.
  • 21:22-22:5
  • 22:6-21, Epilog 22:6-20
  • 22:6-9
  • 22:10-21
  • Review of the Triple Warning in ch. 21-22
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