Breaking the Code - Participant's Book

Understanding the Book of Revelation

By Bruce M. Metzger Published
Paperback image ISBN: 9780687492008 $11.99 Buy
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The Book of Revelation contains passages of great beauty and comfort, as well as passages that strike the casual reader as bizarre, bewildering, and sometimes frightening. How are readers today to discern God’s message in this peculiar part of the Bible? Breaking the Code provides a trustworthy guide to the rich symbolism of this important biblical book.

Noted biblical scholar Bruce M. Metzger presents the fruits of solid scholarship in a non-academic style. Breaking the Code serves as a key for understanding this powerful and puzzling book from the first century of the Christian Era.

Topics include:

  • Introducing the Book of Revelation/John's Vision of the Heavenly Christ (Revelation 1:1-20)
  • Letters to Churches/More Letters to Churches (Revelation 2:1- 3:22)
  • John's Vision of God and the Lamb (Revelation 4:1-5:14)
  • Opening the Seven Seals of God's Scroll (Revelation 6:1-8:2)
  • Sounding the Seven Trumpets (Revelation 8:3-11:19)
  • The Satanic Trinity: The Dragon and the Two Beasts (Revelation 12:1-14:20)
  • The Seven Bowls of God's Wrath (Revelation 15:1-18:24)
  • The Final Victory and the Last Judgment/John's Vision of the Heavenly Jerusalem (Revelation 19:1-22:21)

About the Author

Bruce M. Metzger

One of the world's best-known scholars on the text of the New Testament - has taught for many years at Princeton Theological Seminary - The author or editor of thirty-five books - served as General Editor of the Reader's Digest Condensed Bible - Chairman of the NRSV Translation Committee.