Video from BibleProject
"Are these the end times? Why does the Bible use language of fiery judgment? And what is the mark of the beast? In this episode, Tim and Jon answer your questions about how to read apocalyptic literature. For more information, check out the following resources: Our video on Apocalypse: https://tbp.xyz/apocalypsevid Blog: https://tbp.xyz/apocalypseblog Podcast: https://tbp.xyz/apocalypticpod Script Reference Guide: https://tbp.xyz/apocalypticsrg Video notes: https://tbp.xyz/apocalypticvn" from video introduction.
"How to Read the Bible Apocalyptic Literature VIDEO NOTES
Apocalypse is a word that means “to uncover” or “reveal.” In the Bible, an apocalypse is when God pulls back the curtain to show the true nature of the world from a divine perspective. We see these apocalypses all throughout the Bible, like the prophet Isaiah’s vision of God’s throne room or Paul’s vision on the road to Damascus. There are also whole sections of biblical books where a prophet describes extended apocalyptic dreams and visions, referred to as apocalyptic literature. Reading apocalyptic literature can be difficult. These passages are filled with strange images, poetic language, and symbolism. The key to understanding biblical apocalyptic literature is to look at the literary design that’s introduced in the book of Genesis and developed throughout the rest of Scripture.." from the video notes link above.