Millennium: Destruction of the dragon and the enemies (Revelation 20:1-15)
The section of 20:1-15 could be labeled in various ways. If we choose the title Millennium, our perspective will focus on the part of the events described in relation to this frame. The text speaks of a period of one thousand ears in regard to heavenly kingdom and its earthly realization during the second coming of Jesus Christ.
A concept of the millennium (gr. χίλια ἔτη [chilia eté]) can be found only here out of the entire Bible (once in each verse of Rev 20:2-7). When we would remember to 2 Peter 3:8, we need to add that Revelation speaks about something else. However, the crucial importance of the Millennium is that based on its understanding most of the interpreters create their interpretative perspective of the book of Revelation. This fact, however, hurts the text because it burdens it with dogmatics, which is to be dealt with afterward when the text is exegetically processed.
|ὁ, ἡ, τό||ten, ta, to (určitý člen)|
|αὐτός, ή, ό||on, on sám|
|ἐπί||na, nad (s G, D, A); na základě (s D); k, proti (s A)|
|χίλιοι, αι, α||tisíc|
|ἔτος, ους, τό||rok|
|εἰς||do, na, k; v (s A)|
|οὐ, οὐκ, οὐχ||ne|
|ἐν||v, ve (s D)|
|νεκρός, ά, όν||mrtvý|
|πῦρ, ός, τό||oheň|
|εἶδον||viděl jsem (aor. k ὁράω)|
|ἐκ, ἐξ||z, od (s G)|
|ὅς, ἥ, ὅ||který, kdo, co|
11And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat upon it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.12And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne; and books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of the things which were written in the books, according to their works.13And the sea gave up the dead that were in it; and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.14And death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death, even the lake of fire.15And if any was not found written in the book of life, he was cast into the lake of fire.