Welcome to the Westminster Theological Seminary course NT 311, on the Book of Revelation!
I am providing various course documents on line, which you are free to download. Let me remind you that these course materials are very much works in progress. They are tentative in nature, and subject to repeated alteration and improvement. Not everything in them represents settled views on my part.
You may use all the course materials under the GNU Free Documentation License. For details, you must read this license. Briefly, the license allows you to use and pass on both unaltered and altered files, provided that you give credit to the author and that you grant to others the same freedom given to you.
A reminder of course assignments
|Materials||.ODP format||.PDF format|
|All files in one .zip file||311odp.zip||311pdf.zip|
|The Beast and the Prostitute||3C2Beast.odp||3C2Beast.pdf|
|Structure of Revelation||3C3Struc.odp||3C3Struc.pdf|
|Schools of Interpretation||3C4Schoo.odp||3C4Schoo.pdf|
|Situation of Revelation||3C5Situa.odp||3C5Situa.pdf|
Special presentation on amillennialism: 3U7Amillennialism.odp 3U7Amillennialism.pdf
|ZIP (all files together)||311odt.zip||311rtf.zip|
See also Vern S. Poythress, The Returning King: A Guide to the Book of Revelation (Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed, 2000).
The open document format (.odp and .odt) contains the latest unicode encoding of Greek and Hebrew.
You can view open document files with OpenOffice or LibreOffice, which are available for free. LibreOffice will probably prove better in the long run. You can view .PDF files with Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is probably already on your computer.The Open Document formats are preferred, for the benefit of permanent public accessibility. For further discussion of the issues of accessibility, see my article on "Digital Ethics and File Formats."
Some files use Greek and Hebrew fonts. Others use special Roman alphabet fonts. See my base page for access to these fonts.
by Dr. Vern S. Poythress
Westminster Theological Seminary