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Decoding the Apocalypse: Part Two at Concordia Seminary’s Fall Lay Bible Institute

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, will host its fall 2014 Lay Bible Institute from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday evenings, Oct. 1, 8, 15, and 22 in Sieck Hall 202 on the Seminary campus. “Decoding the Apocalypse: Part Two” will be presented by Dr. David Peter, associate professor of practical theology at Concordia Seminary.

This series continues the study of the book of Revelation begun at the 1-day Summer Lay Bible Institute held on August 9. Participants will discover the meaning of three more visions in John’s Apocalypse, including one which depicts the “millennium.”

The book of Revelation was originally titled “Apocalypse,” which literally means “the unveiling.” For many people, however, it remains seemingly veiled, mysterious, and confusing because of its coded language that can only be interpreted by decoding its symbolism. This study will look at the most significant coded symbols of the book and the keys to their interpretation. It will provide a broad sweep of the major themes and messages of Revelation to encourage better understanding of this often misunderstood book.

Although this series of evening presentations will build on what was presented in August, interested persons who did not attend that session are welcome to participate.


October 1 Method of Interpretation Revisited
  Chapters 12-14 The Woman, the Dragon, and Two Beasts</td>
October 8 Chapters 17-19 Fall of Babylon and the Return of the King
October 15 Chapter 20 The 1000 Years and the Final Judgment
October 22 Chapters 21-22 The New Jerusalem

To register for the Lay Bible Institute, please call 314-505-7286 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or email You may also register online at The cost is $30 per person and includes all handouts and refreshments. Registration deadline is Sept. 26. Concordia Seminary is located at 801 Seminary Place, in Clayton, Mo.