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Biblical Commentary

By Paul Whitehorn

Revelation 2-3

Revelation Church Letters

A Letter 
Revelation 2-3 letters are written to the Churches, from the Holy Spirit who has given sustaining life to the life. Provided here views the seven churches and angels according to four factors: punishment (P), reward (R), improve (I), sustain (S), promise (M). The Churches are abbreviated thus: Ephesus (E), Smyrna (SM), Pergamum (PM), Thyatira (T), Sardis (SD), Philadelphia (PH), Laodicea (L). According to John, none of the seven Churches are alone. Instead, they each have ἄγγελος within them. The angels appear to be territorial and placed as caretakers of the πνεῦμα (Spirit). However, some have suggested they could just b, “literally human messengers who were perhaps the postmen.”1
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Hebrews 12:1-2


The book of Hebrews, specifically 12:1-2, appears to be more of a sermon or homily than an epistle, dealing with specific issues the hearers were struggling with.[1] The book itself states it is a word of encouragement, “λόγου τῆς παρακλήσεως” (Heb. 13:22). Duvall & Hays, like all good hermeneutic works, give us a general outline to interpret texts, they choose five to be of paramount importance: audience, our differences, principles, fit, and application. Read More…