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- Historical References, Commentary and
- On the Dress of Virgins, Cyprian of Carthage (c. 249)
- From the Geneva Notes.
- "The sum of this prophecy, that the apostle must write whatever he sees, adding nothing, nor taking away anything Re 1:2. Here there are two parts: one is a narration of those things which are, that is, which then were at that time, contained in the second and third chapter: the other part is of those things which were to come, contained in the rest of this book."
- "And if believers are kept on the Lord's holy day, from public ordinances and the communion of saints, by necessity and not by choice, they may look for comfort in meditation and secret duties, from the influences of the Spirit; and by hearing the voice and contemplating the glory of their beloved Saviour, from whose gracious words and power no confinement or outward circumstances can separate them. An alarm was given as with the sound of the trumpet, and then the apostle heard the voice of Christ."
- "This book peculiarly belongs to those who are under the cross. It was given to a banished man; and men in affliction understand and relish it most."
- Jesus Our High Priest, from The Poor Man's Portions, Robert Hawker, c. 1800.
- From the
Commentary on the Whole Bible
(Jamieson, Fausset and Brown, 1871).
- "So shall the righteous shine, reflecting the image of the Sun of righteousness. TRENCH notices that this description, sublime as a purely mental conception, would be intolerable if we were to give it an outward form. With the Greeks, æsthecial taste was the first consideration, to which all others must give way. With the Hebrews, truth and the full representation ideally of the religious reality were the paramount consideration, that representation being designed not to be outwardly embodied, but to remain a purely mental conception. This exalting of the essence above the form marks their deeper religious earnestness."
People's New Testament, B.W. Johnson, 1891.
- "No sinful man can stand before God and live; hence the impression made by the appearance of the Lord is that of terror."
- Contemporary Commentary, Studies, and Exegesis:
Commentary, Revelation 1:17-18, Otis Moss, Jr.,
The African American Lectionary, 2008.
- "In Christ we have victory over oppression, hate, sin, racism, fear, war, death and Hades."
earth-centered reflections from the Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota Environmental
- "Christ comes with the clouds, How wonderful that meditation is. "
- Commentary, Revelation 1:17-18, Otis Moss, Jr., The African American Lectionary, 2008.
- Articles & Background:
- "The Introduction to the Book," from The Most Revealing Book of the Bible, Vernard Eller.
- Recommended articles from ATLAS, an online collection of religion and theology journals, are linked below. ATLAS Access options are available for academic institutions, alumni of selected theological schools, and clergy/church offices.
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- "John Hears the Voice As of a Trumpet," children's study, puzzles, coloring sheet, etc. Higher Praise Christian Center.
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