Commentaries

Resources » Commentaries » Revelation » Chapter 20

Commentaries for Revelation Chapter 20

The Imprisonment of the Dragon, or Satan

The thousand-year interval is used in two connections in this passage: the imprisonment of Satan in the Abyss and his subsequent release (vv...
View the entire commentary

The Millennium

Nine times out of ten, when people ask, "How do you interpret the book of Revelation?" what they mean is, "How do you interpret Revelation 20:1-10?" They want to know whether an approach is "premillennial," "amillennial" or "postmillennial," to use the jargon by which some evangelical institutions (and even individuals) define themselves...
View the entire commentary

The Reign of the Martyrs

John's vision of the dragon's fate (Greek eidon, "I saw," v...
View the entire commentary

The Release of Satan

Having seen the vindication of the martyrs, John now picks up where he left off in verse 3...
View the entire commentary

From the Old Creation to the New

A crucial difference between biblical Christianity and all "new age" movements, including witchcraft (black or white) and paganism (ancient or modern) is that Christianity is not preoccupied with protecting "Mother Nature...
View the entire commentary

The Judgment of the Old Creation

Mother Nature has taken a beating in the Revelation...
View the entire commentary

The Judgment of the Dead

John goes on to describe a universal judgment on the dead, great and small (v...
View the entire commentary

* More information on Commentaries