Revelation in Its Jewish Context II

Pinchas Shir, Associate Professor of Ancient Cultures

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Have you been fascinated by the Book of Revelation but felt that something must be missing in modern interpretations of this anti-Roman, Jewish document? This second course in our Revelation series follows and builds on the content introduced in the first course, Revelation in Its Jewish Context I. This course will equip you to reread the Book of Revelation in its first-century context and then apply its ancient meaning to your own setting. This course covers such important topics as the so-called "Synagogue of Satan," "Throne of Satan," "Deeds of the Nicolaitans," and many more.

You will be introduced to other ancient Jewish literary texts that will help you understand the concepts behind passages that routinely mystify readers. You will discover the missing links and reference points, unearthing the ancient message of the sacred text from beneath the rubble of history.  You will begin to see beyond the artificially imposed (and mostly Western) traditions that make it one of the most confusing and misunderstood texts in the entire Bible. Enroll now and discover the original meaning of this fascinating book.

About Author

Pinchas Shir

Pinchas Shir

Associate Professor of Ancient Cultures

Pinchas Shir, Israel Bible Center’s Associate Professor of Ancient Cultures, is nearing the completion of his Ph.D. studies in the Department of Religion at Groningen University in the Netherlands. His academic interests focus on ancient dining culture, culinary contexts of the Second Temple period, and particularly on the table interactions between Jews and Gentiles in antiquity. In addition, Pinchas is keenly interested in the archaeology of Ancient Israel and the Mediterranean.

Currently residing in North America, Assoc. Professor Shir lectures internationally and maintains a strong online presence where all can hear his teachings.

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  • 01. Revelation: Basic Facts Overview 11:11
  • 02. Smyrna's Synagogue of Satan 22:16
  • 03. What Was The Synagogue of Satan? 18:00
  • 04. Satan's Throne in Pergamum 16:28
  • 05. The Jezebel of Thyatira 16:17
  • 06. The Message to Thyatira Continued 16:36
  • 07. The Dead Faith of Sardis 15:50
  • 08. The Message to Sardis Continued 12:05
  • 09. Struggles in Philadelphia 18:05
  • 10. The Message to Philadelphia Continued 21:59
  • 11. Lukewarm Laodicea 08:34
  • 12. The Message to Laodicea Continued 13:03
  • 13. The Twenty Four Elders 29:32
  • 14. God's Merkavah Throne 15:25
  • 15. The Scroll With Seven Seals 22:55
  • 16. The Lion of Judah 21:43
  • 17. The Song to The Slain Lamb 18:35

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