MAJOR SEQUENCES OF SCENES
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THE TWO MAIN SERIES OF SCENES

Most of the parallel scenes and sequences of scenes from the Book of Revelation and ancient Egyptian sources fit into two basic series.

1. The Amduat Series  parallels scenes and events found in Rev. 5 to 14 and conforms with the series of events parallel to those in Egypt's most popular religious document called the Amduat.

2. The Book of Gates Series emphasizes most of the scenes and events from Egypt's Book of Gates which parallel scenes and events found Rev. 15 on.

Within these two parallel series are sub-series of scenes which do not parallel those in either the Amduat or the Book of Gates but conform with several other Egyptian sources, including the Book of the Dead,  the Books of the Heavens, the Book of Aker, the Annals of Thutmosis III and others.

The throne scene: - The two series are introduced by events happening around the throne of God , including the instructions to write letters to seven churches ( in Rev. 3-4); Egyptian parallels to both the throne scene and the letters are present.

Apocalyptic events:- Detailed descriptions (include summary tables of parallel events) described in the Egyptian sources and the Book of Revelation.

A possible single source for the Book of Revelation

One remarkable find in the Book of Revelation is a reference to  the so-called Schutzbild Scene which parallels events described in Rev. 7:1-3 where we find a description of four angels standing at the four corners of the earth holding back the four winds so they will do no harm. This unusual scene is found on a wall of a tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings -- a tomb which also contains practically all of the scenes described in the Book of Revelation. Significantly, the layout of the Egyptian books on the walls and ceilings of this tomb conforms remarkably well with the arrangement of similar scenes described in the Book of Revelation. In other words, this particular compilation of different Egyptian religious texts, when considered as a single Egyptian source, conforms in content and organization of practically the entire Book of Revelation.

 
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