Revelation dating

It is not “Revelations,” but “Revelation.” One unveiling of the things hidden in the past. The other way is that the revelation is from Jesus.When we read the sentence it becomes clear that this is the revelation from Jesus, not about him.The debate on when the book was written continues to rage.There are many persuasive arguments on both sides of the discussion.I have changed my position on some of the aspects of the book since then.I am not arrogant to think that I will not learn more and change my thoughts again down the road.Instead, let the book tell you when it was written.Let the images and symbols speak and interpret them in the most natural way, regardless of the date. This information also set up our filter for our interpretation method.

I presented a study of Revelation back in 2002-2003.My encouragement for you in your study (and the basis of our study) is to not begin Revelation with a date in mind.Beginning your study with a date in mind will color how you read the book.Verse 1 is awkward if it means, “The revelation about Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants….” God gave Jesus the revelation about Jesus?It makes far more sense to understand verse 1 to say, “The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants….” God gave this revelation to Jesus who gave it to his servants.

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