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BAF Lecture: God’s Battle with Satan in the Book of Revelation

Washington, D.C.-area lecture examines the Book of Revelation

baf-revelationsOn Wednesday, September 17, 2014, the Biblical Archaeology Forum (BAF) will host the lecture “God’s Battle with Satan in the Book of Revelation” by Dr. Ian Boxall, associate professor of New Testament at The Catholic University of America.

The Book of Revelation is dominated by conflict. At its heart is the battle between God (and his Messiah) and Satan, visualized as a dragon. Dr. Boxall will explore how its author, an anti-Roman Jewish prophet and follower of Jesus who wrote in the second half of the first century C.E., reworked ancient myths and their use by early Roman emperors, in the light of the Biblical tradition. In particular, Dr. Boxall will consider how inscriptional evidence from the Aegean island of Patmos, the author’s location, illuminates Revelation‘s description of this cosmic struggle.

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“God’s Battle with Satan in the Book of Revelation,” presented by Ian Boxall
Sep 17, 2014, at 8:00 p.m.
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (JCCGW)
6125 Montrose Road
Rockville, MD 20852

Reservations are not required. Fees per lecture are: $5 – Residents of CES Life Communities, high school students and co-sponsors; $8 – BASONOVA & JCCGW members; $10 – the general public. For more information, please contact [email protected]

For more Washington, D.C.-area lectures, visit the Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virginia (BASONOVA) and Biblical Archaeology Forum (BAF) websites.


6 Responses

  1. nnaa says:

    Armageddon is a war that ll bring an end to satan, demons, rulers of this system and ungodly mankind. Armageddon war ll bring everlasting benefit for rihteous mankind and christ ll lead the war in justice and righteousness.

  2. Christopher says:

    I don’t see any “Battle of Armageddon” in the text. That term is a gloss by modern commentators I think. The text simply states that Megiddo is where the armies would gather. Josephus records that Titus and Vespasian, leading the Vth, Xth, XVth, and possibly remnants of the VIth legion, met in Ceasarea, the Judean provincial capital. Josephus also lists the many client kingdoms who coordinated with the Romans against Jerusalem. Nearby Megiddo (25km NE of Ceasarea) had been used by the Romans in the past and is the most likely place where the legions would be staged during the war council in Ceasarea and prior to the assault on Jerusalem. After the war Megiddo continued to be used as a roman fort by the Sixth Legion.

  3. Kurt says:

    What Is the Battle of Armageddon?
    The Bible’s answer
    The battle of Armageddon refers to the final war between human governments and God. These governments and their supporters oppose God even now by refusing to submit to his rulership. (Psalm 2:2) The battle of Armageddon will bring human rulership to an end.—Daniel 2:44.

    The word “Armageddon” occurs only once in the Bible, at Revelation 16:16. Prophetically, Revelation shows that at “the place that is called in Hebrew Armageddon,” “the kings of the entire inhabited earth” will be gathered “together to the war of the great day of God the Almighty.”—Revelation 16:14.
    Read more and expand all Bible Questions and find the Bible´s answer:
    http://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/

  4. Terry Cihat says:

    Looking forward to it

  5. Shannon says:

    Who wants to see another lecture painting the Bible as a myth? Seriously, if you people can’t see the factual connections and unprecedented prophetic events (that come true) within the Bible to historical accuracy then you are spiritually blind. May the Lord have mercy on you on that day. I’ll pass on this biased and falsified lecture because I can see exactly what’s going to happen. I don’t need an interpreter and those with a personal relationship with Christ don’t either.

  6. whitcoll says:

    will we be able to see this lecture?

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6 Responses

  1. nnaa says:

    Armageddon is a war that ll bring an end to satan, demons, rulers of this system and ungodly mankind. Armageddon war ll bring everlasting benefit for rihteous mankind and christ ll lead the war in justice and righteousness.

  2. Christopher says:

    I don’t see any “Battle of Armageddon” in the text. That term is a gloss by modern commentators I think. The text simply states that Megiddo is where the armies would gather. Josephus records that Titus and Vespasian, leading the Vth, Xth, XVth, and possibly remnants of the VIth legion, met in Ceasarea, the Judean provincial capital. Josephus also lists the many client kingdoms who coordinated with the Romans against Jerusalem. Nearby Megiddo (25km NE of Ceasarea) had been used by the Romans in the past and is the most likely place where the legions would be staged during the war council in Ceasarea and prior to the assault on Jerusalem. After the war Megiddo continued to be used as a roman fort by the Sixth Legion.

  3. Kurt says:

    What Is the Battle of Armageddon?
    The Bible’s answer
    The battle of Armageddon refers to the final war between human governments and God. These governments and their supporters oppose God even now by refusing to submit to his rulership. (Psalm 2:2) The battle of Armageddon will bring human rulership to an end.—Daniel 2:44.

    The word “Armageddon” occurs only once in the Bible, at Revelation 16:16. Prophetically, Revelation shows that at “the place that is called in Hebrew Armageddon,” “the kings of the entire inhabited earth” will be gathered “together to the war of the great day of God the Almighty.”—Revelation 16:14.
    Read more and expand all Bible Questions and find the Bible´s answer:
    http://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/

  4. Terry Cihat says:

    Looking forward to it

  5. Shannon says:

    Who wants to see another lecture painting the Bible as a myth? Seriously, if you people can’t see the factual connections and unprecedented prophetic events (that come true) within the Bible to historical accuracy then you are spiritually blind. May the Lord have mercy on you on that day. I’ll pass on this biased and falsified lecture because I can see exactly what’s going to happen. I don’t need an interpreter and those with a personal relationship with Christ don’t either.

  6. whitcoll says:

    will we be able to see this lecture?

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