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Author & Date

Author & Date

We kick off this series on the Book of Revelation by talking all things authorship. This episode unpacks who wrote the Book, as well as some of the key evidence and issues for dating it.

We kick off this series on the Book of Revelation by talking all things authorship. This episode unpacks who wrote the Book, as well as some of the key evidence and issues for dating it.

Historical Background

Take a look at the historical setting of Revelation, such as the geography of Asia and the Roman Empire, as well as examining how key events under Emperor Nero and Domitian impacted the Church at the time.

Take a look at the historical setting of Revelation, such as the geography of Asia and the Roman Empire, as well as examining how key events under Emperor Nero and Domitian impacted the Church at the time.

Occasion & Purpose

So why did John write the Book of Revelation? This episode offers up some clues as to the occasion, as well as some ideas around the purpose John had in mind and what he had hoped to achieve through the letter.

So why did John write the Book of Revelation? This episode offers up some clues as to the occasion, as well as some ideas around the purpose John had in mind and what he had hoped to achieve through the letter.

Rhetoric in Revelation

What does the author want the reader to do, and how does he persuade them? This episode uncovers the writing style in Revelation by discussing the way John constructs his rhetorical strategy within the text.

What does the author want the reader to do, and how does he persuade them? This episode uncovers the writing style in Revelation by discussing the way John constructs his rhetorical strategy within the text.

Reception History of Revelation

This episode addresses how the Book of Revelation has been received over the millennia, looking at its reception in the Early Church, the Middle Ages, during the Reformation and in the Modern Era.

This episode addresses how the Book of Revelation has been received over the millennia, looking at its reception in the Early Church, the Middle Ages, during the Reformation and in the Modern Era.

Major Interpretive Approaches

There have been many schools of thought as to how to approach interpreting the Book of Revelation over the years. In this episode, unpack the Preterist, Futurist, Historicist and Idealist approaches to help you interpret the Book in today’s context.

There have been many schools of thought as to how to approach interpreting the Book of Revelation over the years. In this episode, unpack the Preterist, Futurist, Historicist and Idealist approaches to help you interpret the Book in today’s context.

Modern Approaches

In this episode, take a look at some of the Modern, Postmodern and Pentecostal critical approaches to the Book of Revelation by examining their features and key scholarly contributors.

In this episode, take a look at some of the Modern, Postmodern and Pentecostal critical approaches to the Book of Revelation by examining their features and key scholarly contributors.

Genre (A)

This episode introduces the genre of Revelation by discussing the features of Jewish apocalyptic texts and the importance of understanding the prophetic genre found within the text.

This episode introduces the genre of Revelation by discussing the features of Jewish apocalyptic texts and the importance of understanding the prophetic genre found within the text.

Genre (B)

This episode continues the discussion on the genre of Revelation by looking at the Book as a letter. Learn about the features of Hellenistic letters, as well as the implications of various genres within the text.

This episode continues the discussion on the genre of Revelation by looking at the Book as a letter. Learn about the features of Hellenistic letters, as well as the implications of various genres within the text.

Structure & Literary Features

This episode explores the structure of Revelation, discussing concepts such as the series of sevens, the plot structure, the literary features, and the other texts in the Bible which are alluded to within the Book itself.

This episode explores the structure of Revelation, discussing concepts such as the series of sevens, the plot structure, the literary features, and the other texts in the Bible which are alluded to within the Book itself.

Intertextual References

The Book of Revelation is brimming with intertextual references, and commonly points to other sections of the Bible. In this episode, learn about the dominant passages referred to, with a focus on Ezekiel, Genesis and Exodus.

The Book of Revelation is brimming with intertextual references, and commonly points to other sections of the Bible. In this episode, learn about the dominant passages referred to, with a focus on Ezekiel, Genesis and Exodus.