04 September 2020

One More Week

I find, as my time of reflection, study, and prayer draws to a close that I have found far more questions than answers. I will need an additional week to start my study of Revelation. I have read through the book twice, have read several books written about it, and numerous essays. However, I intend to study the book with my local congregation, and that study does not begin for another week.

For this week, I'd like to suggest the following relection. In John's Revelation, numbers are used symbolically to refer to various connected ideas. Often when there is the same number of something, the two things are connected (like the seven lampstands, seven seals, seven trumpets, seven signs, seven bowls, seven heads, and seven hills). What do the following nine numbers mean to you (1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 40)? What would these numbers be associated with in the Bible? Where might you find them in the Old Testament? What do you think they meant to John? Let me know in the comments what you think.

Until next week,
Peace be with you.

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