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Breaking the Code - Planning Kit: Understanding the Book of Revelation

By Bruce M. Metzger (Author)
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Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.5" Width: 5.6" Height: 0.9"
Weight:   0.7 lbs.
Release Date   Aug 31, 2006
Publisher   Abingdon Church Supplies
ISBN  0687497698  
EAN  9780687497690  

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This classic video study presents an easy-to-understand, scholarly approach to the Book of Revelation in 8 sessions (expandable to 13 sessions). The kit consists of 1 DVD, 1 Participant's Book, and 1 Leader's Guide. Topics include: Introducing the Book of Revelation John's Vision of the Heavenly Christ (1:1-20) Letters to Churches (2:1-29) More Letters to Churches (3:1-22) John's Vision of God and the Lamb (4:1-5:14) Opening the Seven Seals of God's Scroll (6:1-8:2) Sounding the Seven Trumpets (8:3-11:19) The Satanic Trinity: The Dragon and the Two Beasts (12:1-14:20) The Seven Bowls of God's Wrath (15:1-18:24) The Final Victory and the Last Judgment (19:1-20:15) John's Vision of the Heavenly Jerusalem (21:1-22:21)

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"Breaking the Code"" "is an exciting commentary on the Book of Revelation an easy-to-understand, scholarly, video-based study of Revelation for adults. Produced for laypersons by trusted biblical scholar Bruce M. Metzger, the study provides solid scholarship that is sensitive to various theological viewpoints.

This kit contains one each of the components your group will need for the study: DVD containing eight sessions of about 15 minutes each, featuring Bruce M. Metzger Metzger s book ""Breaking the Code"," on which the study is based Leader s guide, by Donn C. Downall

Order additional copies of the book, one for each member of your group, and of the DVD and Leader s Guide as needed.

"Bruce M. Metzger" is George L. Collard Professor of New Testament Language and Literature, Emeritus, at Princeton Theological Seminary. He was chair of the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) translation committee and is the author of numerous books and articles. "

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Bruce M. Metzger is Collard Professor Emeritus of New Testament Language and Literature at Princeton Theological Seminary. Michael D. Coogan is Professor of Religious Studies at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts and Director of Publications, Harvard Semitic Museum. He is the editor of The Oxford History of the Biblical World and The New Oxford Annotated Bible (3d Edition).

Bruce M. Metzger currently resides in the state of New Jersey. Bruce M. Metzger has an academic affiliation as follows - Princeton Theological Seminary Princeton Theological Seminary (Emeritu.

Bruce M. Metzger has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Word Biblical Commentary

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Very Helpful  May 26, 2007
This book was very helpful to my understanding of the book of Revelations in the bible.
Very worthwhile read.  Feb 12, 2007
We are here in the heart of Dispensationalism,from "Dallas Seminary" and it was easy to relate to it.
Metzger Makes Sense!  Feb 7, 2007
Are you intimidated by the book of Revelation? Are you confused by the many views people hold about this amazing book? Looking for a book that will help you understand what John saw and what his readers would have understood in the late first-century? If you are, then this book is for you.

Metzger makes sense of this special book we call Revelation. From the beginning Metzger claims that this book has been mistreated by two extreme views: those who concentrate all of their study on this one book and those who are fearful to even attempt to read and interpret it. Many have carelessly ignored the literary genre in which it was written... that being apocalyptic literature.

This little book works much like a commentary. It is easy to read as it is primarily a guide to understanding the "Code" or symbols John uses in this type of literature. I highly recommend this book to those who are concerned with the historical-grammatical approach to studying and interpreting the Scriptures. It is a wonderful book to use in a small Bible study group. (You can also purchase a video and a leaders guide) I have used this in a small group. My class loved it!

It is no secret that Metzger's book is for the common man. Meaning: those who have not spent their entire lives at school, do not have knowledge of Greek, nor have had the opportunity to study theology in an educational institution. Metzger has the common man in mind. I have had the privilege to do these things... yet I find this book to be a great little resource when doing introductory study on the book of Revelation.

There are plenty of books on the market for those who want to further explore the first-century world of John to our modern day. This book is for those who want a historical approach to the book. It is plain and simple. And this is what Metzger wanted to accomplish. Get this book and learn of the great hope that Revelation presents to those who are called "the overcomers!"
Hoped more from this book  Jun 22, 2006
I bought this book and read it in less than a week, if you have studied even a little bit about the Book of Revelation this is not the book for you. Everything I read I had already learned by just going to Sunday school. It is very basic, and I don't agree with some of the statements the author makes. This book didn't break any code at least for me.
Good book... where's the video?  Aug 15, 2005
This book works well as a study guide for groups wanting to study Revalations. It's important to use the Bible in conjunction with this book. Breaking The Code is more of a study guide than a book. The suggested lesson plans in the back of the book are helpful, but reference a companion video which I could not locate. As with all books such as this: if you are looking for the book to speak to you, it won't. But, hopefully while reading it, God will.

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