There is no other book in the Bible quite like the Book of Revelation. Many people avoid this important book of the Bible because it’s too confusing, or because it’s frightening. While Revelation can be difficult to understand and can generate more questions than answers, to not delve into this book is to miss the most powerful and important revelation of all: Jesus Himself.
The Book of Revelation, full of complex imagery and vivid depictions of violence, outlines God’s plan for the Second Coming of Christ and the punishment of Satan in a lake of fire.
In the years since it was written near the end of the First Century A.D., it has confounded countless scholars who tried to unravel its mysteries. One said there are “as many riddles as there are words” in Revelation.
Unlike other books in the New Testament, it is a work of prophecy, talking primarily about future events. Fueled by popular fascination with the end of the world, “apocalyptic” books and movies have become staples of pop culture and fine art.
Yet the average person still has much to learn about the Book of Revelation. Here are 11 interesting facts about it that all people should know.