V. Outline

V. Outline

  1. Introduction and Seven Letters (1:1-3:22)
    1. Prologue to an Authoritative Apocalypse (1:1-8)
    2. John's Call (1:9-11)
    3. Christ at the Center of the Church (1:12-20)
    4. Letter to Seven Churches (2:1-3:22)
  2. Adoration of God and the Lamb (4:1-5:14)
    1. Adoration of God as Creator (4:1-11)
    2. Adoration of the Lamb as Conqueror (5:1-14)
  3. The Seven Seals and Seven Trumpets (6:1-11:19)
    1. The First Six Seals (6:1-17)
    2. Two Interludes (7:1-17)
      1. Interlude of sealing the saints (7:1-8)
      2. Interlude of the martyrs' chorus (7:9-17)
    3. The Seventh Seal (8:1-5)
    4. First Four Trumpets (8:6-12)
    5. First Two Woes/Fifth and Sixth Trumpets (8:13-9:21)
    6. Two Interludes (10:1-11:13)
      1. Interlude of angel and little scroll (10:1-11)
      2. Interlude of the two witnesses (11:1-13)
    7. Third Woe and Seventh Trumpet (11:14-19)
  4. The Conflict in Heaven and on Earth (12:1-15:4)
    1. The Woman and the Dragon (12:1-17)
    2. The Leopard Beast (13:1-10)
    3. The Lamblike Beast (13:11-18)
    4. Song of the 144,000 (14:1-5)
    5. Anticipations of Judgment (14:6-13)
    6. Judgment at God's Winepress (14:14-20)
    7. Martyrs' Song of Moses (15:1-4)
  5. The Seven Bowls and the Judgment of Rome (15:5-19:10)
    1. The Seven Bowls (15:5-16:21)
    2. Identification of Babylon/Rome (17:1-18)
    3. Judgment of Babylon/Rome (18:1-24)
    4. Fourfold Hallelujah Chorus (19:1-6)
    5. Invitation to the Marriage Supper (19:7-10)
  6. Final Judgment (19:11-20:15)
    1. Coming of the True Conqueror (19:11-16)
    2. Capture of the Evil Trinity (19:17-21)
    3. Binding of Satan (20:1-10)
    4. Judgment (20:11-15)
  7. Renewal and Epilogue (21:1-22:21)
    1. I Am Doing a New Thing (21:1-8)
    2. The Holy City (21:9-22:5)
    3. Epilogue (22:6-21)