Back in the 1970s, my wife and I and our two boys lived for a few montes at an ecumenical study center outside Jerusalem... View the entire commentary
The Opening of the Abyss
In John's vision of the fifth trumpet in Revelation, the power and promise given to Jesus' disciples in the Gospel of Luke is turned upside down... View the entire commentary
The Locusts and Their King
Visitors to a recent exhibit at the Museum of Science in Boston viewed huge models of a number of common garden insects, enlarged hundreds of times over... View the entire commentary
The Sixth Trumpet, or Second Woe
The sixth trumpet, like the sixth seal (6:12--7:17), is much longer than the other members of the series... View the entire commentary
The Opening from the East
The judgment proper falls into the same two parts as the judgment just described under the fifth trumpet: (1) an opening or a "release" of demonic invaders against the earth and its inhabitants (vv... View the entire commentary
Description of the Horses
John's account of the origin of the invaders is followed by a vivid description of them (just as for the locusts)... View the entire commentary
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