Contents of Overcoming: Guide to understanding the Book of Revelation

Author Steve
Singleton

Contents

PROLOGUE

INTRODUCTION

  1. Hermeneutics
    to the Book of Revelation . . .

    1. General
      hermeneutics
    2. Special
      hermeneutics for the Book of Revelation
  2. Internal
    contexts . . .

    1. Immediate
      context – Sentence, paragraph, book
    2. Remote
      contexts – author’s corpus and New Testament
    3. Remote
      contexts – Old Testament
  3. External
    contexts . . .

    1. Geographical
      and historical backgrounds
    2. Literary
      and cultural contexts
  4. The
    various interpretations of the book . . .

    1. Premillennialism:
      Christ will return before a literal 1000-year reign. . . .

      1. Chiliasm
        (post-tribulational)
      2. Dispensationalism
        (pre-tribulational)
    2. Postmillennialism:
      Christ will return again, after the "millennium"
    3. Amillennialism:
      No literal millennium has occurred, nor will occur . . .

      1. Spiritualist
      2. Continuous
        historical
      3. Preterist . . .

        • Destruction of Jerusalem
        • Domitianic persecution
    4. Bonus essay: Predictions
      of the return of Christ
  5. Authorship
    of the Book of Revelation . . .

    1. The
      alternatives regarding authorship
    2. What
      is the evidence for and against each of these alternatives?
    3. Conclusion
      about the authorship of Revelation
  6. Date
    of the Writing of the Book of Revelation . . .

    1. The
      alternatives regarding date: early, middle, and late.
    2. Conclusion
      about date
  7. Purposes
    of the Book of Revelation
  8. Sources
    of the Book of Revelation . . .

    1. Old
      Testament symbolism of numbers and colors
    2. Symbolism
      derived from the Jewish cultus
    3. Symbolism
      of the Exodus

COMMENTS & NOTES ON THE TEXT 

  1. The vision of the Son of Man (chap. 1) . . .

    1. Overview essay
    2. Notes on the text
  2. What Christ thinks of the Church (chaps. 2–3) . . .
    1. Overview essay
    2. Notes on the text
  3. Creator God, Redeemer Lamb (chaps. 4–5) . . .
    1. Overview essay
    2. Notes on the text
    3. Bonus
      essay: "Worthy is the Lamb" – The Christology of Revelation 5
  4. The seven seals (chap. 6) . . .
    1. Overview essay
    2. Notes on the text
  5. Sealed for God (chap. 7) . . .
    1. Overview essay
    2. Notes on the text
  6. The seven trumpets (chaps. 8–9) . . .
    1. Overview essay
    2. Notes on the text
    3. Bonus
      essay: Why would God allow this to happen?
  7. The prophet and the witnesses (chaps. 10–11) . . .
    1. Overview essay
    2. Notes on the text
  8. The spiritual conflict (chaps. 12–13) . . .
    1. Overview essay
    2. Notes on the text
    3. The demise of Satan in the Book of Revelation
    4. Bonus
      essay: Can we solve the 666 puzzle? . . .

      1. The mystery of the number
      2. Context is important
      3. An overview of Revelation
      4. The immediate context
      5. Lexical and grammatical considerations
      6. A gematria riddle the best possibility
      7. Two solutions point to Domitian
      8. Less likely solutions to the puzzle
      9. Many, many dead ends
      10. Beware our true Enemy
      11. In Christ is the only safety

    5. Bonus Essay: The real issue is not 666
  9. The harvest of the earth (chap. 14) . . .
    1. Overview essay
    2. Notes on the text
  10. The seven bowls of wrath (chaps. 15–16) . . .
    1. Overview essay
    2. Notes on the text
    3. Bonus
      essay: Recapitulation in the Book of Revelation
  11. The Fall of “Babylon the Great” (chaps. 17–18) . . .
    1. Overview essay
    2. Notes on the text
  12. Victory at last (chaps. 19–20) . . .
    1. Overview essay
    2. Notes on the text
    3. Bonus
      essay: How should we view the millennium?
    4. Bonus essay: Who are Gog and Magog?
  13. The new Jerusalem (chaps. 21–22) . . .
    1. Overview essay
    2. Notes on the text

EPILOGUE

ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY


Bonus essay: The End of the Urge?

Bonus section: BEHIND “LEFT BEHIND&#148


Bonus: Scripture Index to Spiritual Songs referring to Revelation

Index to the Introduction


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Steve has been a Bible teacher for over 30 years. He has written many articles, more than 20 e-books, and several study guides, most recently, Overcoming: Guide to Understanding the Book of Revelation. His website, DeeperStudy.com, encourages all people to go deeper in their understanding of the Word of God, the Bible, and to become authentic, New Testament Christians who serve a risen Lord.

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