Fourteen items found both at the beginning and the end of Revelation

  1. God sends his angel in both Revelation 1.1 and 22.6 (cf. Rev. 22.16)
  2. Christians are described as God’s servants in both Revelation 1.1 and 22.6
  3. Both Revelation 1.1 and 22.6 speak of ‘things which will soon come to pass’
  4. Both Revelation 1.1 and 22.9 mention John’s name
  5. Both Revelation 1.1 and 22.8 mention that John sees things
  6. Both Revelation 1.2 and 22.20 mention the testimony of Jesus
  7. There is a beatitude in both Revelation 1.3 and Revelation 22.7
  8. Both Revelation 1.3 and 22.7 speak of ‘keeping the words of the prophecy’
  9. Both Revelation 1.3 and 22.10 mention that the time is near
  10. Both Revelation 1.4 and 22.16 mention the churches to which the book is addressed
  11. Both Revelation 1.4-5 and 22.21 offer a wish that the readers receive grace from Jesus
  12. Both Revelation 1.4 and 22.17 mention the Spirit
  13. There are references to Jesus’ second coming in both Revelation 1.7 and Revelation 22.7, 20.
  14. Both Revelation 1.8 and 22.13 refer to the title ‘Alpha and Omega’.

Source: Mark Wilson, Charts on the Book of Revelation: Literary, Historical and Theological Perspectives. (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2007), 106.

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