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The first chapter of the Book of
Revelation begins as follows:
The 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
prior to the destruction of Jerusalem.
This Lesson is organized as follows:
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...