Towards Understanding Revelation

Exploring commentaries on Revelation down through the ages

The study started about a year ago, thinking that 100 year-old commentaries were “old”. Once we decided to share this study as a blog in January 2022, the beginning was taken back to almost 2000 years ago. We’re starting with introductory materials, but will be moving into the Book itself in the near future. As we move forward, feel free to go back to the beginning and move at your own pace. If you like the content, don’t forget to subscribe at the bottom of the page.

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5/26/23 REVELATION 1:1b, PART 4

We start today with two more 19th century writers, and then we will move into the 20th century: “which God gave unto him] For as the Son is of the Father as regards His essential being, so He receives from the Father all that He has or knows. Come to St John’s Gospel vii. 16,…

5/10/23 REVELATION 1:1b, PART 3

We’re continuing in the 19th century, looking at the second phrase, “which God gave Him, to show His servants”: “…the closing book…is called, in distinction from the others, ‘The Revelation of Jesus Christ.’ It contains the ‘many things’ he had to say to his disciples, in addition to those recorded by the evangelists; but which…

5/2/23 REVELATION 1-1b, PART 2

We’re starting today with the writer that I thought was kind of a shyster in his approach.  I looked him up, and he was actually an Irish Puritan (~1617-after 1660). Apparently he was just trying to attract attention.  Here’s the quote: “Of Jesus Christ which God gave him]  God may be said to give it…

4/23/23 REVELATION 1-1b, Part 1

Today we start with a new phrase; here are the translations we saw before: The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John (King James Version – KJV) The…


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