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Studies on the Book of Revelation
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The Lion and the Lamb: Studies on the Book of Revelation
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Prophets warned people if they were not living as God wanted, but on the other hand they encouraged positive developments. Prophets pointed people to the consequences of their behaviour and in that context they also spoke about the future.Jewish and Christian prophecy is thus not primarily a form of prediction of the future. It was first and foremost relevant for those who were being addressed; it confronted them with God's opinion of their situation, with his hopes, his promises, and sometimes also with his judgement in case they would not listen. But when they repented, God adapted his plans, as we see in the book of Jonah. We will approach Revelation in the same way in which we handle all prophecy: by asking what kind of situation is in view and what was expected of the first hearers. Subsequently we will raise the question how this might be relevant to us in the twenty-first century.Revelation is a letter and a prophecy, but it is also an apocalyptic book. The Greek word for 'revelation' in 1:1 is 'apocalypse'. We often use this word in such expressions as 'an apocalyptic event', but we must be careful that our modern language does not hinder our understanding of the Bible.
Apocalyptic texts are books which claim to contain revelations about the heavenly world and/or about the future, but not necessarily about disasters. And they challenge us to check our behaviour.The studies in this book discuss the more readily accessible parts of Revelation, with special attention to the connections of these passages with the Old Testament.About the AuthorRev. Dr. Pieter J. Lalleman is Tutor in Biblical Studies at Spur-geon's College, London. His previous works include: The Acts of John, A Critical Companion to the Bible: A Literary Refer-ence, and 1, 2 en 3 Johannes (Commentary on the Johannine Epistles in Dutch).
The Lion and the Lamb: Studies on the Book of Revelation by Pieter J. Lalleman was published by Apostolos Publishing Ltd in May 2016 and is our 61139th best seller. The ISBN for The Lion and the Lamb: Studies on the Book of Revelation is 9781910942505.
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|Page last updated||25th February 2017|
|Author / Artist||Pieter J. Lalleman|
|Publisher||Apostolos Publishing Ltd (May 2016)|
|Number of Pages||96|