Revelation: Introduction to The Revelation

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The first chapter of the Book of Revelation begins as follows:

New American Standard Version of the BibleThe Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show to His bond-servants, the things which must shortly take place; and He sent and communicated it by His angel to His bond-servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw.  Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near."  Revelation 1:1-3  (NAS)

These are the words that God gave to Jesus Christ and, in turn, Jesus gave to an angel to deliver to His servant John (the apostle John, the beloved disciple, son of Zebedee). 

The date that the revelation was recorded by John is uncertain, however, the majority of Bible scholars either place the writing around A.D. 95 during the persecution of Christians under the Roman Emperor Domitian, or toward the end of the reign of Nero (approximately A.D. 68) prior to the destruction of Jerusalem.

This Lesson is organized as follows: 

Preface Chapter 8 Chapter 16
Chapter 1 Chapter 9 Chapter 17
Chapter 2 Chapter 10 Chapter 18
Chapter 3 Chapter 11 Chapter 19
Chapter 4 Chapter 12 Chapter 20
Chapter 5 Chapter 13 Chapter 21
Chapter 6 Chapter 14 Chapter 22
Chapter 7 Chapter 15  

This lesson is designed so that the chapter lessons build on what you learn in the preface and each lesson builds on what you learned in the previous chapters.  Accordingly, please complete the lesson in this order.

After you have completed the lessons contained in the Preface section, then click on Chapter 1, Question 1 below to continue...

Chapter 1-Question 1