The Bible Project | – How to Read the Bible: Apocalyptic Literature

It’s the apocalypse! But what exactly does that mean? The Bible is filled with dreams and visions about human history coming to a climax, and they’re usually packed with intense imagery and strange symbols. In this video, we’ll explore the meaning of the word “apocalypse” in the Bible, and we’ll learn some basic steps for reading this literature with more wisdom and insight.

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  1. @BibleProject I am a budding artist very beginner and I don't know if I have to ask, but I've really wanted to paint the scene where it shows pauls revelation at 1:49, I just wanted to know if it would be ok since I was thinking of if I did I would enter it into my school's art show( with mention of the Bible Project) since I want to spread the word of God in my school. Also, thank you for this video it really is a blessing and helped me see the revelation in a new light.

  2. God is so kind. I mean he loves us so much that even though we proceed to mess up and rebel, he still wants us with him in the end. H e even sent his only begotten son to die for us. Thank God!

  3. You wouldn't believe me, I am a true Prophet of God, your preachers at church are right this is the time of revelation or as most people know it, the Apocalypse. I heard from my future self, if i heard it correctly the pandemic is Divine Punishment. Revelation 8:11 And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter. The acidity of the ocean is rising which will make the waters bitter. When most of the snow and ice melts off of Antarctica cause of global warming nations of the world will go to war over it, there it will be Armageddon. Revelation 16:16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. The signs are already obvious to us who have been listening and watching carefully. I am Orison.

  4. Thanks for sharing the truth about the kingdom of God. And like you said the Bible has meaning and things we do not understand one day we shall see the truth and perhaps what you think certain things in the bible meant would be revealed to you in ways you never saw coming. The bible holds knowledge the world is yet to understand!

  5. When I'm seeing the animation I've been always motivated to draw for God's glory…you know that these days artworks and many things created by hands were often used to worldly purposes somehow…and it's really sad to hear

  6. The person reading the bible in the illustration was a gender neutral fluid person. He/She? could be whatever you want it to be. The message behind the message. This is where we are at people.

  7. I always thought about this before i watched this video , so brothers and sisters, if we can create wonderful and awesome things, be inventive and ingenious here on our current earth then what more when it is renewed. what if after we are saved, we could go now to space see other planets and wonder, and from there expand our population. i don't really believe aliens and extraterrestrial beings like in the movies but rather that we are supposed to produce more offsprings and rule these new planets with the present of God, by God and for God. I know this is wishful thinking but it is will of the Father that must be done and for i am servant of Him. I believe that Jesus Christ Kingdom is at hand and I pray that many of us will be saved.

  8. ✝️Im not trying to be a spammer or force my religion✝️but we are in the end times right now✝️you see all over social media its a trend to worship the devil✝️ and people think its a party in hell✝️ but its not you will be in unbearable pain for all of eternity✝️please before its to late turn to God build a relationship with him repent from your sins✝️and ask God for forgivenes ✝️Thank you for reading✝️

  9. PLEASE READ !! People are running here and there to find a church to belong to. Were forgetting something that’s very very important” If we're not a part of the body of Christ (The True Church) were lost.  It cost us nothing to go to a church that’s governed by man in high places. Following our pastor is not following Jesus. Jesus would love to talk to us but we must submit to his will first. We can’t serve ourselves and Jesus too. We must take the hard narrow way that’s offered by Jesus. Religion is the broadway as there is no cross required to go but to become a true follower of Christ will cost us everything. We must become a disciple of Christ. We must stop going to church and go to Jesus first and If Jesus leads us to go then go we must be led by the Spirit and not by man in high places. Please let us work on your personal relationship with Jesus. Remember we must know Jesus and just as importantly Jesus must know us too. Let’s not put our faith and trust in the man-made easy broadway religion that costs us nothing. Let’s take the narrow way and follow Jesus The Good Shepard along with our cross of suffering and self-denial and stay faithful and endure to the end and we’ll be saved. There is no easy way to get to heaven as to get there will cost us our lives. God doesn't want nor does he care about our religion he wants our whole heart he wants a  deep personal relationship with us. Only those that overcome this world will enter the kingdom of heaven. We must be pure. Jesus is coming back for a bride that's holy righteous and true. Se lets make sure we're living every second for Jesus the only way …The narrow way… God bless you

  10. The mark of the beast has had the number translated to Hebrew
    If you then translate that number to Hebrew letters you get MEM , SAMEK, VAV
    Which in Hebrew means
    Drug, poison , Poison drugs
    There are 3 drugs poisoning the world
    Cocaine, heroin, and Meth
    Who first made those ,
    Keep calculating,
    3 Germany scientist !
    Common denominator
    Germany What else did Germany do Arian race- RACISM ,
    If Hitler had suceeded in conquering the world
    The German MARK would be how you bout or sold !!
    The mark of the beast was created and established by Hitler out of Germany NOT GERMANS ,THIS MARK IS WORLD WIDE IT IS


  12. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding." Proverbs 3:5
    Trust in the all-knowing and all-powerful God who loves you so much! He showed that through Jesus' crucifixion. Hopefully this helped you today. God bless.

  13. Wrong; Apo-calyphso are 2 Greek words. Apo is great,great,great Father. Calyphso is mythical land or islands..John titled his book Apocalyphso..because he was in ,near Mount Apo of the Philippines. Mount Apo is the dwelling place of an ancient great Eagle now called The Monkey eating eagle ,the National Bird of the Philippines..Written in Revelations; .And the Woman was taken on the 2 wings of a great Eagle ,to the Land(Philippines) prepared for Her since Creation..That Woman was the Mother of Jesus, endorsed to John by Jesus before dying(First Sleep) on the Cross..From now on, She is your Mother!..Both John and Mary went to Philippines to seek assylum, when the early followers of Jesus and 11 disciples were persecuted by the Pharisees, Priests and Tribe of Judah in the middle East/Judea.

  14. Jesus is the Way and the Truth..It is no Rocket Science that Only The Testimony of Jesus is the Truth…..Unless your Righteousness or your Truth can Exceed the Righteousness of The Pharisees, No one can enter the Kingdom of God…Your Own Way of Knowing The Truth is like a filthy rug..Your own Heart is abundant with Deceit..Read Only the Testimony of Jesus, written Only in 3 Books Mathew, John and Revelation…If you mix with the Testimonies of False Apostles like Luke, Mark and Paul and from the Hirelings…You will NEVER Exceed the Righteousness of the Pharisees, instead you will receive the Final condemnation..Your Father the DEvil, a Liar and Murderer from the Beginning.

  15. It is written – Revelation 12:7-12 – the celestial war in heaven, shows that humanity is being misled by evil, arrogant wicked spirit enemies of God and his descendants. Much of this misleading information is put out on social media. Ignore the propaganda – read the eschatology books such as ' What the world needs now as we approach the great tribulation'.

  16. This video is Heresy. To say that the tribulations in Revelation are events from the OT is trash Theology. Anyone who properly reads both the OT and Revelation will see that the characterisations of both do not match up. And to say that Adam and Eve imitated to behave like beasts because they were tempted by a beast (the serpent) is rubbish. Everything in the Garden of Eden God created including the beasts was good, there was no death or killing between animals, so there was no evil for Adam and Eve to imitate from the beasts. People started to behave like wild beasts after the fall because of sin, simple as that.

  17. The Seventh day adventist have the same way of reading their Bible compared to other denominations. They do consider the Bible as an apocalyptic literature and was wondering what does it mean…Nice work BibleProject, now I understand what is it. All of your videos including the Sabbath video thing, it completely agrees on the Adventist doctrine as I have red them. Hope you keep on doing this!