Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Herbert Mayer

Scripture References in this Resource

Revelation 1:9-3:22; Revelation 4:1-8:1; Revelation 8:2-11:19; Revelation 12:1-14:20; Revelation 15:1-16:21; Revelation 19:11-22:21; Revelation 17:1-19:10; Revelation 1:1-3; Revelation 1:4


The question to which this present paper addresses itself is that concerning the nature of revelation as this is reflected in the Revelation to John. It asks whether God's revelation in that writing is of Himself or of facts concerning Himself; what the source of the revelation is and in what manner it takes place; and whether revelation is an event of the past, the present, or the future. The Apocalypse is examined first to determine if its message can be clearly enough understood today to provide evidence for this investigation. The investigation then turns to the language describing revelation and the activity of revealing in the writing. Conclusions are drawn in the final chapter.

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