Breaking the Code: Understanding the Book of Revelation, Revised Edition
Breaking the Code: Understanding the Book of Revelation, Revised Edition  -     Edited By: David A. deSilva
    By: Bruce M. Metzger
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In Bruce Metzger's book, Breaking the Code, he unraveled the symbolism and messages of hope found in the book of Revelation for the nontheological reader.

Revised and updated by David A. DeSilva, this new version of Breaking the Code, Updated Edition includes updates based on current biblical research, while keeping the essential insights of the original book.

If you wish to study the book in a small group setting, you will need the DVD and Leader's Guide. The book does not contain discussion questions.

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Title: Breaking the Code: Understanding the Book of Revelation, Revised Edition
By: Bruce M. Metzger
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 144
Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 2019
Weight: 6 ounces
ISBN: 1501881507
ISBN-13: 9781501881503
Series: Breaking the Code
Stock No: WW881503

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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 Revised Edition 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. This revised edition includes updates based on current biblical research, as well as additional teaching from author and respected New Testament scholar David deSilva.

Additional components for a six-week study include a DVD featuring David deSilva and a comprehensive Leader Guide introducing the main points and setting the stage for small group discussion.

Chapters include:

  • Introducing the Book of Revelation
  • John's Vision of the Heavenly Christ (Revelation 1:1-20)
  • Letters to Churches (Revelation 2:1-29)
  • More Letters to Churches (Revelation 3:1-22)
  • 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 (Revelation 19:1-20:15)
  • John's Vision of the Heavenly Jerusalem (Revelation 21:1-22:21)

Author Bio

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. Dr. David A. deSilva, an elder in the Florida Annual Conference, attended Princeton University, Princeton Theological Seminary and earned his Ph.D. in Religion at Emory University. He currently serves as Trustees' Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Greek at Ashland Theological Seminary. He has written over twenty books, including Unholy Allegiances: Heeding Revelation's Warning, The Jewish Teachers of Jesus, James, and Jude, An Introduction to the New Testament, and Introducing the Apocrypha. He also served as Apocrypha Editor for the Common English Bible and has published extensively in journals, reference works, and adult Bible curriculum.

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