Understanding the Scriptures
|Signified it (v. 1)||Revealed or delivered it|
|First begotten of the dead (v. 5)||First to be resurrected|
|Dominion (v. 6)||Authority, rule, to rule over|
|Alpha and Omega (vv. 8, 11)||The first and last letters of the Greek alphabet; name title of the Savior|
|Tribulation (v. 9)||Trials and troubles|
|The Lord’s day (v. 10)||The Christian Sabbath (Sunday), the day of the week the Lord was resurrected|
|Girt about the paps (v. 13)||Wrapped around the chest|
|His countenance (v. 16)||Appearance, especially the expression on the face|
Studying the Scriptures
Do activities A and B as you study Revelation 1.
A Revelation of Jesus Christ
In your notebook, list what you learn about Jesus Christ from Revelation 1.
Answer one of the following two questions: What did you learn about Jesus Christ in Revelation 1 that you did not know about Him before? What most impressed you about Jesus Christ as you read what John wrote about Him?
Why do you think it is important to know these things about Jesus as you begin reading Revelation?
Interpreting Important Symbols
Find the following symbols in Revelation 1 and write what you think each symbol represents and what it teaches us. In the Joseph Smith Translation for Revelation 1 and in Revelation 1:20 the Lord explained the meaning of some of the symbols that John saw. (You may want to read again “Look for Types and Symbolic Meanings,” p. 5, for help with interpreting symbols.)
Seven stars in the right hand of the Savior (see Revelation 1:16, 20; see JST, Revelation 1:1–8, 20 and note the change in the word angels)