Analysis Of The Book ' Revelation Of The Bible '

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Since the beginning of time there has been a concept as old as thought itself: how will it all end? Not just how will life end but how will the world end. Some cultures are molded by the way that specific groups believe the end times will come to fruition. Eschatological concepts are those that concern themselves with the end of the world, as we know it and how it will come about. One thing that is for certain is across the ages there is a consensus that this will occur, though there may not be a consensus on how. This concept has infiltrated almost all aspects of life from entertainment to daily practices. There are numerous pieces of literature that addresses how the world will end and of them one of the most well know is the Book of…show more content…
Jesus later goes on to explain that the seven stars that were in his hand represent the angels of seven churches and the seven gold lamp stands represent the seven churches. Once he states this he begins to address each church individually. The letters poses similarities while at the same time also possessing differences. The overall structures of the letters are the same and follow these guidelines: address, commendation/complaint, advice, appeal for others to listen, and then a promised reward for heading the words of the Lord. The differences arise in the content of the addresses, how the problems should be corrected and the reward that will come. The seven letters serve as a connection between the Old Testament and the Book of Revelation. Though the Book of Revelation lacks any direct Old Testament connection, the views and connection between the two are seen throughout the Book of Revelation. The authorship by John took place during the Greco-Roman era but the structure of writing that the letters poses is more appropriate for the prophetic lawsuit of the Old Testament. The difference between the styles lies in the fact that the letters contain commendations and accusations along with the customary features judgment and salvation, which makes them in concordance with prophetic lawsuit speech (Bandy 186). Bandy stated, “specifically, it resembles the covenant lawsuit whereby Christ scrutinizes the new
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