The Book of REVELATION from the Holy Bible
No book from the Bible is more controversial
than the Book of Revelation, the last book and the only apocalypse
book of the New Testament. Authors of an apocalypse were given a
revelation in a vision and passed it on in writing, a style that
was not uncommon at the time the book was written. This style of
writing results in language that is highly pseudonymous and rich
in symbolic imagery, and furthermore the importance of the visions
described are never in their immediate literal meaning.
For many, the purpose of the book of Revelation
is a message of comfort during a time of conflict, which ultimately
results in a conquest and a victory over the oppressor. Although
directly written to the Christians of the First Century, the message
is applicable throughout the ages.