With all this in mind, there are also a few words that you need to keep in mind as you begin to study a book of the Bible. There are without a doubt more words that are important to the full exegetical studying of a text, but I think that these are the ones of prime importance.
- Exegesis – the critical explanation or study of a text; this text is typically a religious text.
- Hermeneutics – the study of how texts are interpreted and the methods with which to do so.
- Canon/Canonical – a canon is a accepted group of books. Canonical means a book that is accepted into a given canon.
With all this in mind, I think we're ready to delve into the complicated but interesting text that is Revelation.