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IN BRIEF

PASSAGE

Revelation 21–22

THEME

Eschatology (the end of all things)

SETTING

Future time Heaven and Earth.

KEY FIGURES

Jesus At the center of the vision, God’s chosen King rules with peace from the New Jerusalem.

The saints God’s people who are welcomed to the marriage feast of heaven and Earth.

John of Patmos The narrator of Revelation (sometimes identified as Jesus’s disciple John), who received the vision described while in exile on the island of Patmos.

In the final pages of the Bible, the story of God and the world, which began with the first words of Genesis, concludes with an extraordinary vision of a glorious city where God reigns ...

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