Or The Apocalypse of John. Our Grace PCA church's adult Sunday School has started on this book last Sunday. So far so good. So I'll start making notes here.
Pastor Christopher used Joel Beeke's
The Revelation is about Jesus Christ.
Beeke divides the book into 7 parts:
And the hermeneutics of the eschatology is distinguished as these groups: preterist (all in the past), historic (identifying specific historic moments from the book), futurist (yet to happen, dispensationalists, etc.) and idealist (symbolism), Eclectic (taking more than one approach, absorbing all 4 above)
There's discussion of special numbers: 7 (completion), 4 (4 corners of the world, creation? I don't remember), 12 (All people of God), 10 (completion)
Here I shall also add my own study. Starting with my outline. This is also because of the Friday Fellowship I have with the LECC church in Washington. I was called to lead 2 sessions on Revelation chapter 1. I also realized that I've had 贾玉铭's commentaries on the entire Bible (including Ecclesiastes and Revelation, both of which are currently involved in Bible study of churches I'm in) this whole time. I believe I bought these years ago before I was married, and perhaps at the time, didn't even know anything about the author.
Also, a good study resource is by Vern Sheridan Poythress. There are audio files in mp3 and some Sunday School pdf formats, but thus far the best is the one on frame-poythress.org website: http://frame-poythress.org/ebooks/the-returning-king/
And here's a chart I tried to make on the 7 churches in chapters 2-3: http://nycphantom.com/journal/?p=10475
The Bible Project does a good summary of the book:
One interesting note is that some thinks that the apostle John is not likely the author of Revelation and possibly 2John as well. This is pastor Li of LECC Bible study. He sourced his belief to Bishop Eusebius of Caesarea, who cited Dionysius of Alexandria: The theory was that since John didn't name himself in the gospel, why would he called himself John in Revelation, or Elder in 2John 1; 3:John 1. But this is a weak logic: Why couldn't John sign some with his own name and some other anonymously? Why couldn't he call himself an Elder, Peter did (1Pet 5:1). Dionysius also allegedly claim that some has rejected Revelation because of obscure authorship, which was even attributed by some to the heretic Cerinthus and his lot "Cerinthians", who used John's name as a reputable authority for his fiction. Though Dionysius himself with mysterious awe in unknown authorship of it, accepted this book as inspired. However, Ireneaus (Against Heresies, V, 30) and Eusebius (Church History, IV) attested that the author was the Apostle John. Ireneaus was the disciple of Polycarp who in turn was disciple to the Apostle John.