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The Beast

A Partial Preterist View

by Jonathan P. Leonard & With Dr. Brad H. Young


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/30/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 128
ISBN : 9781490822624
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 128
ISBN : 9781490822631
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 128
ISBN : 9781490822617

About the Book

The identity of the Beast rising out of the sea in Revelation 13 is a hotly debated topic. Some believe the Beast has come already, while others believe that he is alive today, waiting to take his position of power. One of the key passages cited by all groups is in Revelation 13:1–8, 18.

Yet the imagery of the book of Revelation has opened it to misinterpretation by modern-day interpreters who are unfamiliar with the apocalyptic literary genre. Jonathan Leonard explains the meaning of the Beast of Revelation 13:1–8, 18 in its first century context and its relevance to members of the early church. The imagery of the Beast of Revelation is not seen as instilling fear into the hearts of believers concerning the future, but serves as a stinging critique of imperial power, idolatry, and oppression. When properly viewed in its original context, the unveiling of the Beast can transcend the first century and serve to strengthen the testimony of the church of Jesus Christ in the present day.


About the Author

Jonathan Leonard holds a master of divinity and a master of arts in biblical literature with an emphasis on Hebrew history and culture and church history, from Oral Roberts University. For the past twelve years, Jonathan has worked with at risk youth for several nonprofit organizations. He resides with his family in Texas.