Some Reflections on Interpreting the Book of Revelation in the 21st Century (Part 2)

Click here to read "Some Reflections on Interpreting the Book of Revelation in the 21st Century (Part 1)." Two interpretive issues The brevity of this paper only permits time for exploration of two interpretive issues that shed light on how we read the text. The first is the tendency of some scholars to identify the second [...]

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Some Reflections on Interpreting the Book of Revelation in the 21st Century (Part 1)

Since the Second World War, biblical prophecy has driven Christian book sales, especially in the United States. With each new decade, a new best-seller promises to solve the puzzles and offer us a reliable countdown to the end of history. Moreover, the best seller of all best sellers in the 20th century was none other [...]

Swept Away

In this article, Rev. Jefferson Vann discusses a fourth Old Testament word for final punishment that implies literal destruction. We conditionalists are often accused of using words like “destruction” in a simplistic, non-biblical sense. But in the three previous articles, I have examined the Old Testament Hebrew concepts of חרם (charam),[1] אבד (abad)[2] and שחת [...]