The Book of Revelation is the final book of the New Testament, and consequently is also the final book of the Christian Bible. Its title is derived from the first word of the Koine Greek text: apokalypsis, meaning "unveiling" or "revelation." John authored this book on the island of Patmos about 96 C.E.
Daniel 11:21 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 21 And there will stand up in his place a despicable one, and they have not conferred the majesty of the kingdom; and he will come in during a time of security and seize the kingdom by intrigue. Antiochus IV Epiphanes (175–163 B.C.E.) had been a political hostage in... Continue Reading →
After the Jews returned to Jerusalem from Babylonian captivity in the seventh century B.C.E., the rebuilt temple and the restoration of pure worship was shortlived. As years progressed formalistic ceremony and rabbinic traditions developed, until by the time Jesus Christ appeared centuries later true worship had been all but extinguished and strangled out of the... Continue Reading →