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Mobile Ed: NT385 Book Study: Revelation (audio)

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Overview

Examine one of the most exciting and controversial books in the Bible with Dr. Keener’s commentary on the book of Revelation. Explore the challenging aspects of the book as well as the beautiful elements that invite us to worship God. Dr. Keener focuses on the themes in Revelation, including prayer, suffering in light of hope, and how the Spirit empowers us to share Christ with others.

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Course Outline

Introduction

  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Unit 1: How to Approach Revelation

  • An Overview of Commentaries
  • Central Themes in Revelation
  • Interpretive Principles for Reading Revelation
  • Reading Revelation Badly
  • Common Questions When Interpreting Revelation
  • Reapplied Symbols in Revelation
  • Exploring Symbols: 666 and Babylon
  • The Symbolism of the Mark of the Beast
  • The Time Structure of Revelation
  • Emperor Worship and the Setting of Revelation
  • The Context of Apocalyptic Literature
  • Comparing Revelation and Other Apocalyptic Texts

Unit 2: The Beginning of Revelation

  • Jesus in Revelation
  • The Time Is Soon
  • Epistolary Introduction
  • The Centrality of Jesus
  • The Narrative Introduction
  • The Portrayal of Jesus
  • Jesus among the Lampstands
  • The Seven Stars and the Seven Angels

Unit 3: The Messages to the Seven Churches

  • The Church at Ephesus
  • The Church at Smyrna
  • The Church at Pergamum
  • The Church at Thyatira
  • The Church at Sardis
  • The Church at Philadelphia
  • Excursus: The Period of Tribulation
  • The Church at Laodicea, Part 1
  • The Church at Laodicea, Part 2

Unit 4: The Throne Room Vision

  • A Scene of Heavenly Worship
  • The Elders and the Four Creatures
  • Jesus the Lamb
  • Hymns of Redemption

Unit 5: Opening the Seven Seals

  • Seals of Judgment
  • Martyrs as Sacrifices
  • God’s End-Time Army
  • Interpreting the 144,000
  • Reapplying Traditional Biblical Symbols
  • Plague of Locusts
  • Eating the Scroll

Unit 6: Key Imagery in Revelation

  • Two Witnesses and the Temple
  • The Earth Belongs to God
  • The Mother, the Child, and the Dragon
  • A Reapplication of Time
  • Celestial Combat

Unit 7: Identifying the Beasts

  • The Beast from the Sea
  • The Dragon, the Beast, and the Lamb
  • The Parody of the Beast
  • The Beast’s Name

Unit 8: The Beginning of Judgment

  • The Army on Mount Zion
  • Announcements of Judgment
  • God’s Winepress
  • Bowls of God’s Anger
  • The Plagues Begin
  • Babylon the Prostitute
  • The Kings of the Earth
  • Babylon’s Economy
  • The Arrogance of Rome
  • The Economics of Rome
  • Crucial Imports

Unit 9: The Reign of God

  • The Beginning of God’s Reign
  • Views of the Millennium
  • The Millennium as a Literary Device
  • New Heavens and Earth
  • A Depiction of the City
  • The Glory of God’s City

Conclusion

  • Final Thoughts

About Craig S. Keener

Dr. Craig S. Keener is professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary and is the author of 17 books, 4 of which have won book awards in Christianity Today. One, The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament, has sold more than half a million copies. He has authored scholarly commentaries on Matthew, John, Acts, Romans, 1–2 Corinthians, and Revelation.