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IN BRIEF

PASSAGE

Revelation 1:1–20:15

THEME

Justice for all

SETTING

God’s heavenly throne room. An unspecified future time.

KEY FIGURES

Jesus The key figure in the Final Judgment, described alternately as “the Son of Man,” “the lamb on the throne,” and “the First and the Last.”

All humanity All people, who ever lived, from all nations and all times.

John the Seer The author of Revelation, who sees the events described in a vision.

The Greek word used in the book of Revelation for judgment originally meant “to sift,” and from there it came to mean choosing right from wrong. It essentially means that each human life will be examined according ...

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