Understanding the Book of Revelation

by Jay A. Parry, Donald W. Parry

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Filled with scores of symbols and images, John's “glorious vision,” as set forth in the book of Revelation, is often a bewildering vision at that. In this new study guide, the authors examine the book of Revelation phrase by phrase, including the actual scripture passages and revealed corrections from the Joseph Smith Translation.

Some of the important themes that come from this sacred text include Jesus Christ, the last days, the Second Coming, good versus evil, God's judgments against the wicked, safety for the righteous, and the temple. Applying the best available sources of commentary from a variety of scholars, Donald and Jay Parry show that the book of Revelation is meant for us to understand and that it is possible to understand it.

Understanding the Book of Revelation is a timely book as we approach the twenty-first century.

About the Authors

Jay A. Parry

In addition to co-authoring several books, Jay A. Parry has published numerous articles on Church-related subjects. He has also presented a series of classes at BYU Education Week on the subject of daily miracles. He and his wife, Vicki, live in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Donald W. Parry

Donald W. Parry, a professor of the Hebrew Bible at Brigham Young University holds the Abraham O. Smoot Professorship. For nearly twenty years he has served as a member of the prestigious international team of translators of the Dead Sea Scrolls and is the author or coauthor of more than thirty books and numerous articles on the Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls. He has coauthored with his brother, Jay A. Parry, several books for Latter-day Saints, including Understanding Isaiah, Understanding the Signs of the Times, and most recently, Symbols and Shadows: Unlocking a Deeper Understanding of the Atonement. Brother Parry, who has served in the Church as a bishop, a temple worker, and high councilor, is a popular speaker at BYU Education Week. He and his wife, Camille Parry, are the parents of six children.

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Understanding the Book of Revelation
By , Submitted on 2016-06-27

I have carefully read several works on John's Revelation and Understanding the Book of Revelation signifies a wonderful and powerful study! I read it cover to cover and now I am going to study it. Thanks for this contribution.

Essential for understanding Revelations
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Absolute dittos to Sharon's comments! This book has helped my understandings of Revelations, and its application to today's world. Through the insightful study done by the Parrys, with the inclusion of multiple cross references in other scriptures, the difficult imagery becomes understandable. The style of presentation helps magnify, clarify and invite the Spirit, enabling one to comprehend the symbolism and portrayal of future events. I have re-read this treatise three times and am impressed at how much it encourages and bolsters one's testimony of the divinity of Jesus Christ, and the great Plan of Salvation as it is unfolding all around today.

Best I have on my shelf
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I belong to gospel links and came across this book in my search for help. I can't say enough about this book as well as Jay and Donald Parry's other book Understanding Isaiah. I have two books on Revelation and 5 on Isaiah, by far these books by the Parry brothers have given me more understanding then I ever thought possible and still gives you room for the spirit to extend and enlighten or should I say sets the stage for the spirit.

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