Susan Sprake has organized a study of the Book of Revelation this summer, meeting Sundays at 9:15 am in Sherrill Hall.
Throughout the summer we will be studying the Book of Revelation through its imagery, Old Testament references, and prophetic announcements. The Book of Revelation is the final book of the New Testament. Its title is derived from the first word of the Koine Greek text: apokalypsis, meaning “unveiling” or “revelation”. The epistle was written by John the Apostle after his exile to the Island of Patmos. His epistle is divided into two parts: the first addressed the Seven Churches of Asia Minor and events at the time it was written, and the second part prophesied of future days and the end of the world. Almost exclusively prophecy, Revelation mirrors Old Testament prophets such as Amos, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, and Ezekiel in intriguing ways. While seemingly radical and highly symbolic, the book is relevant and necessary to people of today.
Classes continue through August and September