Apocalypse of Jesus Christ (Revelation 1:1-3)

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Apocalypse of Jesus Christ (Revelation 1:1-3)

The first three verses of the Apocalypse of John compose an introduction to the whole book. We are introduced to the main agenda, expectation, and form of the book. The first and foremost information we are confronted with is “revelation (ἀποκάλυψις [apokalypsis])” (Rev 1:1). This Greek word...


Coptic alphabet

The Coptic alphabet was in use from the 1st to 17th century AD. It is an adaptation of the Greek alphabet with the addition of signs from Demotic language to represent Egyptian sounds the Greek language did not have. In biblical studies, the importance of the language is in the study of early...


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...