Subtitle: A Revelation of Love and Power
The Book of Revelation has inspired controversy ever since it was written in the first century. It was the last book to be accepted into the New Testament canon, and today a myriad of mutually contradictory end-times speculations claim to be based on its teachings. Fr. Lawrence Farley provides a sober, patristic interpretation that reads Revelation in its proper context of Jewish apocalyptic literature. He demonstrates that the most important lesson we can learn from Revelation today is the need to remain faithful in a time of widespread hostility to the Christian faith.
About the Orthodox Bible Study Companion Series This commentary series was written for the average layperson. Working from a literal translation of the original Greek, the commentary examines the text section by section, explaining its meaning in everyday language. Written from an Orthodox and patristic perspective, it maintains a balance between the devotional and the exegetical, feeding both the heart and the mind.
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Trying to connect the current events with the Holy Land of the Bible? This resource fills in the blanks with transparent maps of modern-day Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries that lie flat over Bible maps showing the lands and cities where the patriarchs, Jesus, and the apostle Paul traveled. This deluxe version features a companion [...]
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