PMT 2014-011 by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.
A blog reader responded to my January 1, 2014 article (PMT 2014-001) regarding the 144,000. He asked: “Can you unravel how/why 12 squared times 1000 is significant to the original readers? What about that number to the original readers would lead them to think, ‘Oh that’s a number signifying a perfect amount of Jewish converts?’”
1. The Nature of Revelation
In the first place, no one would suggest Revelation is an easy book whose images leap out at you. John himself is left wondering about things within it from time to time (Rev 7:13, 14; 17:6-7). Continue reading