WEFOUNDThe Book of Revelation in Greek Edited From Ancient Authorities: With a New English Version and Various Readings


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In religion and theology , revelation is the revealing or disclosing of some form of truth or knowledge through communication with a deity or other supernatural entity or entities.

A revelation communicated by a supernatural entity reported as being present during the event is called a vision . Direct conversations between the recipient and the supernatural entity, [6] or physical marks such as stigmata , have been reported. In rare cases, such as that of Saint Juan Diego , physical artifacts accompany the revelation. [7] The Roman Catholic concept of interior locution includes just an inner voice heard by the recipient.

In the Abrahamic religions , the term is used to refer to the process by which God reveals knowledge of himself, his will , and his divine providence to the world of human beings. [8] In secondary usage, revelation refers to the resulting human knowledge about God, prophecy , and other divine things. Revelation from a supernatural source plays a less important role in some other religious traditions such as Buddhism , Confucianism and Taoism .

9  I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. 10  On the Lord’s Day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet, 11  which said: “Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea.”

12  I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, 13  and among the lampstands was someone like a son of man, [ d ] dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest. 14  The hair on his head was white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. 15  His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters. 16  In his right hand he held seven stars, and coming out of his mouth was a sharp, double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.

17  When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. 18  I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.

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In religion and theology , revelation is the revealing or disclosing of some form of truth or knowledge through communication with a deity or other supernatural entity or entities.

A revelation communicated by a supernatural entity reported as being present during the event is called a vision . Direct conversations between the recipient and the supernatural entity, [6] or physical marks such as stigmata , have been reported. In rare cases, such as that of Saint Juan Diego , physical artifacts accompany the revelation. [7] The Roman Catholic concept of interior locution includes just an inner voice heard by the recipient.

In the Abrahamic religions , the term is used to refer to the process by which God reveals knowledge of himself, his will , and his divine providence to the world of human beings. [8] In secondary usage, revelation refers to the resulting human knowledge about God, prophecy , and other divine things. Revelation from a supernatural source plays a less important role in some other religious traditions such as Buddhism , Confucianism and Taoism .

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In religion and theology , revelation is the revealing or disclosing of some form of truth or knowledge through communication with a deity or other supernatural entity or entities.

A revelation communicated by a supernatural entity reported as being present during the event is called a vision . Direct conversations between the recipient and the supernatural entity, [6] or physical marks such as stigmata , have been reported. In rare cases, such as that of Saint Juan Diego , physical artifacts accompany the revelation. [7] The Roman Catholic concept of interior locution includes just an inner voice heard by the recipient.

In the Abrahamic religions , the term is used to refer to the process by which God reveals knowledge of himself, his will , and his divine providence to the world of human beings. [8] In secondary usage, revelation refers to the resulting human knowledge about God, prophecy , and other divine things. Revelation from a supernatural source plays a less important role in some other religious traditions such as Buddhism , Confucianism and Taoism .

9  I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. 10  On the Lord’s Day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet, 11  which said: “Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea.”

12  I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, 13  and among the lampstands was someone like a son of man, [ d ] dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest. 14  The hair on his head was white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. 15  His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters. 16  In his right hand he held seven stars, and coming out of his mouth was a sharp, double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.

17  When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. 18  I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.

The book of Revelation is difficult to understand and inspires a wide range of questions, especially since there are many competing interpretations.

Apocalyptic writing is characteristic of times of persecution. Some of the symbols and images in Revelation equate the Roman emperor with Satan and depict the ancient Roman Empire as the ultimate evil. As a prisoner of the Romans, John could not communicate that message in plain language, but the apocalyptic form was ideal for recording John's heavenly vision. John's writing would have been just nonsense to his Roman captors. But the Christians of Asia Minor were familiar with the Old Testament and the apocalyptic writings and would be able to understand it.

Revelation is also a prophecy ( Revelation 1:1-3 ). We often think of prophecy as a prediction of the future, but the original Greek word, propheteia , means "speaking the mind of God." A prophecy may predict the future, or it may not ( Matthew 26:65-68 , 1 Timothy 4:14 , Revelation 19:10 , 22:7 ).


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