The book of revelation

The Mark of the Beast, the Marks of a Christian, and the End of Time: 

The Book of Revelation for the Church Today

EXEGETICAL NOTES

Exegetical and Nouthetic Notes on the Book of Revelation by Christopher A. Perry. The document is an ongoing work of research on the Book of Revelation. I am making it available to compliment your study. Due to time constraints, the document is not edited and will contain several typos and grammatical errors. Your understanding is appreciated. 


I will update this document as we work our way through the Book of Revelation. 


Exegetical notes updated: December 19, 2019


Exegetical Notes on the Book of Revelation

Updated February 14, 2020

The Four Views of Revelation

This document will help you understand preterism, historicism, futurism, and idealism. Why is this important? Because John wrote the book with a purpose, a purpose that was intended to address real problems in the lives of real people living in real history (time and space). So, what was John's target audience? The people of his day (preterism)? The people living in all periods of history in all cultures, at all times (historicism)? The people who need encouragement during difficult times (idealism)? Or, the people living at the cusp of the end of history, right before God creates the New Heaven and the New Earth (futurism)?


The Four Views of Revelation

101 questions about revelation

This document is a good overview of the Book of Revelation and how we may interpret many of the difficult aspects of the book.


101 Questions about Revelation

Pliny the younger on what to do with christians

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All sources cited. 


Pliny the Younger and the Response by Trajan.


This document is instructive to understanding how Rome would respond to religious-political groups that disturbed Pax Romana.  Read this document closely and try to gain clarity in the backstory of persecution in the Book of Revelation.