The first eight episodes in the revised version of our Bible Study Video series, Revelation: an Idealist Interpretation, are now live on our Vimeo channel, with links from the Bible Study/Revelation page. This third version of the series, not counting the original live broadcast via the Internet, incorporates many changes into the series. The video series has been restructured with many new illustrations, corrections to technical issues in previous versions, including removal of my own stutters, coughs, and as many mis-pronounciations as I am aware of, and a complete cross-reference to Other AIC Resources on topics discussed in each episode.
Additionally, I have made the appearance of the series more consistent with the presentation style used in other productions. The original series used a style featured columns of text for the actual readings from Revelation. This method proved entirely unsatisfactory for use the the iMovie system provided by Apple. In this new version, the text of Revelation is presented in a series of slides in the 4 x 3 format, each with a mini-graphic which appears later in its full form (in most cases). Further, I have made the video version a free-standing program with illustrations from as many manuscripts of Revelation that I could find the digital archives of libraries in the U.S., England and Europe. These include the Bible of San Paulo fuori le Mura (circa 870-875 A.D., produced is association with the coronation of Charlemagne as the first modern Holy Roman Emperor in 875 A.D. at Rome); the Saint-Saver Beatus (11th C., France), the Beatus of Liebana (10th C., Spain), and the Bamberg Apocalypse (circa 1000-1020 A.D., Reichenau, Germany) as well as lesser works in the collection of the British Library, London, England. As an aid to viewers, I have also included internal cross-references to earlier and future citations of or uses of the same quotations or topics. This leaves the print book, Revelation: an Idealist Interpretation, as the only place to find full size illuminations from the Bamberg Apocalypse, which is the finest and most extraordinary illumination of John’s manuscript ever produced. It is available on demand in paperback and Kindle editions through my Amazon Author Central page: https://www.Amazon.com/author/ronald-e-shibley.
In Episode 2 I have improved (I hope) the graphics associated with explanations of the important numbers used frequently in Revelation. In Episode 3 through Episode 8, I have replaced earlier graphics with a circa 1888 A.D. map of Asia in the 1st C. A.D., upon which the location of each church circled in bright yellow. Also new to this version are several new photographs of the remains of churches and basilicas at the historic sites in modern Turkey.