Ancient Words, Present Hope: What the Old Testament Teaches us about Revelation
ANZSRC / FoR Code
220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Avondale Research Centre
Scripture, Spirituality and Society Research Centre
When John the Revelator read the scriptures to learn about Jesus and God’s plan for our world, he read what we know as the Old Testament. So when he tried to understand and explain the visions he received on the island of Patmos in his letter to the first-century church, it was natural that he would use its references, symbols and ideas.
As such, the Old Testament offers valuable resources for our understanding of the Book of Revelation as 21st-century readers, particularly as it points us anew to Jesus— Revelation’s victorious Lamb and coming King.
de Waal, K. B. (2015). Ancient words, present hope: What the Old Testament teaches us about Revelation. Warburton, Australia: Signs.