Revelation 15–16 (The Seven Bowls) with Jamie Davies

Dr. Jamie Davies (Trinity College Bristol) guides us through Revelation 15–16 (the Seven Bowls). We discuss:

  • God’s wrath coming to end (15:1)
  • The sea of glass mixed with fire (15:2)
  • Those who conquer sing the song of Moses and of the Lamb (15:3–4)
  • The temple of the tent of witness in heaven (15:5)
  • The bowls being poured into the earth and the sea and the resulting “ecological collateral damage,” and the altar crying out (16:1–3)
  • The people cursing God for his judgments (16:9, 11, 21)
  • The interlude of Jesus coming like a thief (16:15)
  • The beast, the prophet, and the dragon from whose mouths comes three frogs who gather the kings of the earth for the final battle of Armageddon (16:10–16)
  • The final angel pours the bowl that splits Babylon in three parts, and the islands fleeing and the mountains disappearing (16:17–21)

Relevant Works by Jamie Davies

  • Reading Revelation: A Literary and Theological Commentary, Smyth & Helwys, 2023
  • The Apocalyptic Paul, Cascade, 2022
  • Paul Among the Apocalypses? An Evaluation of the ‘Apocalyptic Paul’ in the Context of Jewish and Christian Apocalyptic Literature, LNTS 562, T&T Clark, 2016

Jamie Davies Recommends

  • Saint Augustine of Hippo, The Confessions, Books 10 and 11.

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This episode is co-sponsored by Samford University and the Alabama Humanities Alliance, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this episode do not necessarily represent those of the Alabama Humanities Alliance, the National Endowment for the Humanities or Samford University.