An original, extensive commentary by Homer Dewayne Shappley.
Not a compilation of other commentaries.
Dear reader, I prepared the first version of this commentary in Spanish, beginning in 1995, for university-level classes taught in the School of Advanced Bible Studies, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and have continued work on it ever since. Having previously translated to English the studies at the bottom of this Page on the First Beast and the Seventh King-Kingdom-Beast as representative of the content, my goal now is to translate the rest of the commentary, with God’s favor, and will be adding Chapters, Acts, Scenarios, Scenes, Parts, etc. as that is accomplished. The Commentary is composed of 12 Chapters.
Prologue to "Revelation: Its Ongoing Relevancy and Fulfillment"
Initial considerations for the study of Revelation
Part 1 The Origin of Revelation
Part 2 The Meaning of the Word “Revelation.” In Greek, ἀποκάλυψις.
Part 3 The Fundamental Content of Revelation.
Prophecy and Predestination. Time and Spatial Range.
Part 4 The Great Value of Revelation for anyone who reads, hears, and obeys it.
Chapter 1 has more Parts. Each Chapter of this commentary has Parts, or Acts, Scenarios, and Scenes. Some Chapters have a considerable number, for example, Chapter 8 on the "Great Harlot-Great City of Babylon."
Chapters 2, 3, 4, and 5 are to be added.
The First Beast of Revelation 13
Act 1. Scene 1. The first beast rises out of the sea roiled by the four winds of heaven. So do the four great beasts of Daniel. Revelation 13:1-2; Daniel 7:1-3
Act 1. Scene 2. The seven heads of the first beast. Revelation 13:1; 17:2, 9-12; Daniel 7:1-7.
Act 1. Scene 3. A blasphemous name on the seven heads of the first beast. Revelation 13:1
Act 1. Scene 4. The appearance of the first beast. Revelation 13:2
Act 1. Scene 5. A Great, Fiery Red Dragon Gives Power, a Throne, and Great Authority to the First Beast.
Act 1. Scene 6. The 6th head of the First Beast receives a "Fatal Wound," but it was "healed."
When, how, and by whom? Revelation 13:3
Facts and Fictions regarding the Duration of the Roman Empire. The highly deleterious impact on the interpretation of prophecies in Revelation and Daniel of the false Narrative that says “The Roman Empire Ended in 476 CE.” It did not.
Act 2. Scene 3, The number of the name of the Second Beast is 666. The name identified. Revelation 13:16-18
The Second Beast of Revelation 13
Chapter 6 has 2 more Scenes for Act 2.
The Seventh King-Kingdom-Beast
Act 2. The sign of the Seventh King-Kingdom-Beast. Astonishing SIGN for modern times! Revelation 17
Chapter 7 has many more Acts, Scenarios, and Scenes.
Chapters 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 are to be added.
The entire commentary on Revelation by the author is the equivalent of about 1,200 letter-size pages.
Related articles on various portions of Revelation
Revelation 10:6. Going out into the FUTURE to the LAST DAY of TIME. Looking back at planet Earth in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Revelation 19:10. The Testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy.
“And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed
as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star
rises in your hearts; knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture
is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came
by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they
were moved by the Holy Spirit.” 2 Peter 1:19-21
“But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief.”
1 Thessalonians 5:1-4