The Book of Life

The Book with the Seven Seals “And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals. And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon… And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the...

The Harvest of the Earth

The Temple in Heaven “And now… Sabinus took courage at Rome, and assembled those cohorts of soldiers that kept watch by night, and in the night time seized upon the capitol; and, as the day came on, many men of character came over to him, with Domitian, his brother’s son… Now Vitellius was not much concerned at this Primus, but was very angry with those that had revolted with Sabinus; and thirsting, out of his own natural barbarity, after...

The War in Heaven

The “war in heaven” is a representation of the war in Rome, described in Book 4 of the Wars of the Jews, where Vespasian sends Mucianus {Michael;} to fight Vitellius {the dragon;} and becomes emperor: “…and besides what troubles there were under Vitellius, and the fight that was about the capitol; as also how Antonius Primus and Mucianus slew Vitellius, and his German legions, and thereby put an end to that civil war; – I have omitted to ...

The Seven Bowls of Wrath

The Seven Bowls of Wrath Then the book of Revelation describes the “prophecy” of the seven “bowls of wrath” which God brings upon the Jews to destroy them in the second coming and the end of their world: “And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God. And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast {who ...

John’s Vision on Patmos

“So upon the exhortations of Mucianus, and the other commanders, that he {Vespasian;} would accept of the empire, and upon that of the rest of the army, who cried out that they were willing to be led against all his opposers, he was in the first place intent upon gaining the dominion over Alexandria, as knowing that Egypt was of the greatest consequence… because of its supplying of corn [to Rome]; which corn, if he could be master of, he hoped ...

The Seven Seals of the Apocalypse

In Revelation 5 we get the most important key for understanding the parables and the prophecies in the New Testament concerning the impending apocalypse and their relation to the works of Josephus in the book of Revelation with the “book with seven seals”: The Book with the Seven Seals “And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals. And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a lo...