Overview and Objectives

Lesson Overview

Throughout history, the book of Revelation has elicited responses of both obsession and fear. In this lesson, Dr. Mathewson will explore why misunderstanding what type of book Revelation is can lead to common misunderstandings of the book itself. Students will learn to identify Revelation’s literary characteristics and how to apply them to their study of the book.

Lesson Objectives

When you complete this lesson, you should be able to do the following:

  • Identify what type of literature Revelation is.
  • Explain why it is important to know what type of literature Revelation is.
  • Explain why we need to understand Revelation in light of its first-century historical context.
Personal Reflection

As you proceed through this lesson have the following question in mind.
Before beginning this study, what were your perceptions of the book of Revelation?

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