Logos Bible Study presents this informative lecture on the text of the final book of the New Testament, Revelation. The lecturer, Dr. Bill Creasy, is a passionate and knowledgeable biblical scholar as well as an engaging speaker. In his composed voice, he gives clear historical context for this section of the Bible while providing clear explanations for religious and nonreligious listeners, making this audio lecture intellectual but entirely approachable. With his years of experience as a professor, Dr. Creasy has impeccable dramatic pacing and enunciation. This live lesson is a delight for those listeners eager to learn more about this seminal text.
Dr. Creasy has noted on many occasions that the Bible—in its final, finished form—is a unified literary work that is linear in structure. Its main character is God, its conflict is sin, and its theme is redemption. Viewing the Bible from this perspective, the curtain rises on our story in Genesis 1, and it falls in Revelation 22. From a literary perspective, Revelation is the final chapter in a sprawling 2,000 page, 66-chapter story. As the conflict of sin enters the world in Genesis 3, so is it finally and definitively resolved in Revelation 20. Then, in Revelation 21 and 22 our linear narrative bends back around on itself and we have a new beginning: We are back in the Garden of Eden—the New Jerusalem—where there is “no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
In the New Jerusalem “God’s dwelling place is among people, and he will dwell with them.” In the New Jerusalem God will walk with his people in the cool of the day, just as he did with Adam and Eve at the start in the Garden of Eden. In Revelation 21-22 we come full circle. Join Logos Bible Study’s Dr. Bill Creasy as together we bring down the curtain on the story of fallen humanity and celebrate a new beginning, redeemed by God!
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In the Revelation study Dr. Creasy stipulates paper was invented in Pergamon ~ this isn’t correct ~ Paper was invented in China during the Han dynasty.
I believe Dr. Creasy is referring to the myth that parchment (animal membrane) was invented in Pergamon. This is just a myth ~ parchment was in use long before Pergamum’s parchment dominance was even a glint in its father’s eye.
I believe Dr. Creasy statement “paper was invented in Pergamon” should be edited out.
This is the first book I've listened to by Dr. Bill Creasy and after this I plan on exploring all the books of the bible he did a study on. He does an excellent job of explaining and breaking down the symbolism and history of Revelation and lets you know when its a simple literal explanation so you don't get overwhelmed.
I have always been overwhelmed by reading Revelation because of the extreme visions and what you should see and expect to happen. I've always been interested in it but somewhat afraid of how to understand it. Dr. Bill Creasy makes it very simple to understand and almost like a light bulb goes off when I'm listening to his explanations.
I highly recommend this audiobook to anyone wanting to seriously understand Revelation.
Absolutely, this was a fantastic presentation of revelations. As matter of fact I may listen to this book every six months or so that as a Christian I can look forward to what's ahead with reassurance and with confidence. Since we as Christians believe in what's happened in the past as predicted through prophecy in the Old Testament how much more so is Revelations pointing toward the glorious return of Jesus
The discriptions of the visions and the difficulty in conveying the descriptions orally. After his explanation as to the difficulties in expressing visions into words it was much easier for me to think about what John actually may have seen. Also the descriptions of previous prophecies such as in Daniel and how these correlated with the vision of John.
I have not heard the narrators performance in the past but certainly enjoyed this presentation
Revelation the unveiling
Yes I really enjoyed this book from the standpoint that it is a book that can be listened to over and over again. Also there is so much historical as well as relational and easy to understand information that goes on in the book
I am a little surprised that this Bible Study is on Audible, as it is more like a podcast than an AudioBook. It is taken from a Sunday School or Classroom study, including background noise, and the occasional question/answer.
That said, it is well presented, although occasional clarification os the subject is warranted, due the amount of background information and historical context that is mentioned.
This is by no means an exhaustive study of the book of Revelation, not is it a brief overview. It is somewhere in the middle. It neither gives the beginner a manageable bite size, not does it add a great deal of insight to the well-read.
Dr. Bill s an expert the history, the archaeology ,and what it was like to live and different times. There is enough gravitas there for senior Christians and newbies. Hetakes teaching the word of God seriously and approaches it with humor!
Dr. Bill states what the Lord says,, and then might go off into various interpretations but iin the end he is word-based always word based!
He makes the Bible fun!
Dr. Bill has opened up the Bible to me and thousands of others! He is a gem if I did not get to meet him on earth than I will certainly meet him in heaven in which I will give him a big hug!
That not only goes for Daniel but for other books of the Bible! I originally started listening to his series in preparation of precepts upon precepts studying revelation! and it made it a whole lot easier on me! I am ones and those who actually understands revelation!
I wish there were more people out there like Dr. Bill and there would be more Christians without a doubt!
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