In this seminar, recorded live, Johannine scholar Paul Hoskins teaches on interpreting the book of Revelation. He quickly works through the four main interpretive approaches to the book: preterist, historicist, idealist, and futurist. He then surveys main themes in the book, in particular the theme of two kingdoms and the Trinity vs. the fraudulent “Unholy Trinity.” He concludes with a test case, examining the three and a half year persecution by the Dragon and the Beast and how it is interpreted by those following the four different interpretive approaches.

After the 45-minute presentation, Dr. Hoskins answers questions from the crowd for the next 45 minutes. I curated these questions to try to group them somewhat thematically, and also to ask ones that would relevant for our mixed crowd of those from my church and from the online Bible nerds that joined us. Finally, Hoskins offered to stick around for an extra 30 minutes to field some more questions without my mediation.

Overall, it was an informative and enjoyable seminar, and we’re happy to offer it to you here. Throughout the seminar we mention: