Study Guide for Revelation

Important Names, Terms for Exams 
Nero
Apocalypse as a genre of literature
any symbolism we go over in class (including Son of Man, the hills, numerology, etc.)

Study/Discussion Questions 

How does the book of Revelation use symbolism to speak to an ancient audience, to represent their situation symbolically?  (E.g., the beast, the whore of Babylon, etc.)
Compare the vision of the end in Revelation to what Jesus says about the end in Mark and what Paul says about the end in his letters. What is similar and what is different?

Other texts we have read talk about a final judgment and the end of the world. What makes the message of this book and this genre (the apocalypse genre) different?

 

Pay attention to the books and the lists of names mentioned in Revelation. Is there any form of predestination in Revelation?