Revelation in Its Jewish Context II

Pinchas Shir, Associate Professor of Ancient Cultures

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Whether you are frightened by the visions of beasts and end-time judgments, puzzled by the tangled sequences of prophetic events, or simply fascinated by the Book of Revelation, this course is for you! In Revelation in Its Jewish Context, Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg and Pinchas Shir will take you on the journey of re-reading the Apocalypse in a completely new way. You will be introduced to Jewish literary sources that will help you understand the ideas behind the verses that routinely mystify Revelation readers. You will learn about Hebraisms in the Greek text and see how this unique book is shaped. As you re-read the book as a Jewish text, chapter by chapter, you will inadvertently discover Western traditions that make it one of the most misunderstood texts in the entire Bible. Insights from original languages, Greco-Roman and Jewish history, and nuances of culture and traditions will help you see what most readers miss in this fascinating and deeply inspirational book. 

The next part of the series is Revelation in Its Jewish Context III (lectures were recorded during live teaching sessions in 2023).

About Author

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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  • 02. In Ephesus Assembly 13:07
  • 03. The Nicolaitans of Ephesus 10:58
  • 04. The Deeds of Nicolaitans 23:04
  • 05. Two Realities in Smyrna 13:08
  • 06. The Slander in Smyrna 22:55
  • 07. The Synagogue of Satan 13:33
  • 08. Perseverance in Pergamum 17:52
  • 09. The Worship in Pergamum 11:05
  • 10. The Message to Pergamum 20:53
  • 11. The Jezebel of Thyatira 23:52
  • 12. The Message to Thyatira 17:30
  • 13. The Sardis Assembly 18:55
  • 14. The Message to Sardis 15:45
  • 15. Purity in Sardis 14:24
  • 16. The Philadelphia Assembly 15:11
  • 17. Philadelphia and Laodicea 17:04
  • 18. God's Chariot Throne 18:49
  • 19. The Twenty-Four Elders 21:03
  • 20. A Scroll with Seven Seals 22:05
  • 21. The Lion of Judah 11:27
  • 22. The Lamb and the Scroll 13:33

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  • Karen Heffner

    Posted 1 week ago
    I thoroughly enjoy Dr. Lizorkan-Eyzenberg's teaching... not only the content, but also his method of teaching, his speaking quality, and the way he brings in supporting information from other sources. His courses are packed full.
  • Winnie B. Johnson

    Posted 2 weeks ago
    I appreciate the information in this lesson.
  • Kelvin Mills

    Posted 2 weeks ago
    Very interesting connections drawn between the persons and themes of Revelation
  • Caroline Brown

    Posted 2 weeks ago
    Learning so much, will definitely take the remaining two in the series.
  • Johan Viljoen

    Posted 2 weeks ago
    I think the Lord led me to this course, thank you for all the insightful courses, will definitely encourage others to inrol as well. May God bless this institution.

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