|REVELATION: FALL OF JUDEA, RISE OF THE CHURCH
Maurice A. Williams
Revelation and The Fall of Judea
Prophet and Historian: John and Josephus
Welcome to my personal website. "Revelation: Fall of Judea,
Rise of the Church" is my most comprehensive commentary on Revelation. There are five major themes in
“Revelation: Fall of Judea, Rise of the Church” gets its initial
inspiration from the work of J. Massyngberde Ford who proposed that the early visions in Revelation
were preached by John the Baptist and were meant for the Judean people. John the Evangelist, a
disciple of the Baptist, was very familiar with the Baptist’s ministry and incorporated those visions
into the Evangelist’s own Book of Revelation. If this is correct, it provides a significant key to
interpreting the early visions in Revelation. There’s no real reason to doubt it. The Baptist certainly
had much to say announcing Christ, but very little of what he said has been passed down in history. It
makes sense that the Evangelist would have known what the Baptist preached. Ford cites other
Biblical scholars, who also think the early visions were first preached by the Baptist.
HERE ARE EXERPTS FROM WHAT PROFESSIONAL REVIEWERS HAVE SAID ABOUT MY BOOKDr. Tami Brady of TCM Reviews says: Revelation (William's book) is well researched and thought provoking. It is also extremely easy to read and comprehend.
Michael Feld of Feathered Quill Book Reviews says: Williams scholarly approach, examining biblical texts, theories held by biblical experts, and historical documents, may cause the reader to approach the Book of Revelation with a new appreciation for the Pretersit position.
Richard R. Blake of Reader Views says: [Williams] presents his case in an orderly, logical way. Williams has opened my eyes to an amazing new appreciation of first century followers of Christ.
Melissa Levine of IP BookReviewers says: Revelation: Fall of Judea, Rise of the Church will challenge the standard interpretations of the book of Revelations and open up discussions among Christians and non-Christians about the manifestation of the last days as recorded in the Bible. The author weaves an intricate web through the history of Judea as it relates to the four winds and the three woes to make his case against the futurist theory of revelation, the prediction that atrocities of the last days are yet to come.
Dunford of MidwestBookReviews says: Have the events outlined in the book of Revelations already occurred? "Revelation: Fall of Judea, Rise of the Church" is an examination of that claim, explaining that all of those events have occurred in ancient and more biblical times, hence why the world is so engulfed in religious turmoil today. Looking at the early fall of Judea, the naming the Messiah, and the thousand years that followed, "Revelation" is a different look at Christianity, refreshing and highly recommended.
Amanda of Get BookReviews says: Revelation: everyone talks about it, everyone speculates, but what is the history? What do we know for sure? No matter what religion you believe, this book will open your mind and your heart. Maybe it will challenge your beliefs or prove them more concrete, but you will gain insight and knowledge of history and faith. A history lesson and bible lesson all mixed into one, Revelation: Fall of Judea, Rise of the Church is a great read for believers and non-believers alike.
John Weaver of PageOneLit in an author interview says: "Revelation: Fall of Judea, Rise of the Church" is very well written -- Who was John the Baptist? Who were the Judeans?
Dr. Bennis, reviewing for Bookreview.com says: In this ambitious work [an earlier edition of William's book on Revelation], Williams takes on a challenging subject in a masterful and unusual way. Not only does Williams describe in detail the political, financial and social woes suffered by Christian devotees in the years directly following the crucifixion, he ties together well-documented historical events that match Revelations 4 through 16. This book is a MUST HAVE for any true biblical scholar. It is an even-handed, well-written look at a subject that is too often moved from research and faith to pure fiction.
Deborah Porter, reviewing for Faithwriters.com [of another earlier edition of William's book on Revelation] says: In communicating this alternate view, Maurice Williams has done a credible job of presenting a case for believing that many, if not most, of the events outlined in the Book of Revelation took place during the time of Christ and the Apostles. [His book] may very well broaden your thinking to at least consider that there are other possibilities. I could be wrong, but I believe the author would be quite satisfied knowing his book had achieved that purpose.
Dr. Michael Philber, reviewing for Rebecca's Reads says: "At the end of the day, "Revelation: Fall of Judea, Rise of the Church" is an historical approach to understanding the meaning of the Revelation written by a Roman Catholic layman for predominately Roman Catholic laypeople. Though it may be a bit off-putting to Protestants, I would reccommend it as a resource for broadening a person's understanding of what the Revelation was about and its purpose."