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1.1 - 1.10a - Prologue   

      Historical-Era Visions

            The Church Militant - Vision One
         1.10b - 1.20 - Victorious Intro Scene - One Like the Son of Man Appears to John on Patmos
         2.1 - 2.29 - Basic Prophetic Description Part 1 - Messages to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira
         3.1 - 3.22 - Basic Prophetic Description Part 2 - Messages to Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea
                 God's Ongoing Work of Salvation - Vision Two
               4.1 - 4.11 - Victorious Intro Scene Part 1 - The Throne in Heaven
               5.1 - 5.14 - Victorious Intro Scene Part 2 - The Book and the Lamb
               6.1 - 6.17 - Basic Prophetic Description - Opening of The First Six Seals
                    7.1 - 7.17 - Interlude - The 144,000 and The Great Multitude               
               8.1
- Eschatological Culmination - Opening of The Seventh Seal
                          Trumpet Warnings - Vision Three - "Exodus" / "Fall of Babylon" Motif
                          
8.2 - 8.6 - Victorious Intro Scene - Seven Angels with 7 Trumpets and The Angel with The Golden Censer
                          8.7 - 8.13 - Basic Prophetic Description Part 1 - The First 4 Trumpets
                   9.1 - 9.21 - Basic Prophetic Description Part 2 - The 5th and 6th Trumpets
                   10.1 - 10.11 - Interlude Part 1 - The Time of the 6th Trumpet
                          
11.1 - 11.13 - Interlude Part 2 - The Time of the 6th Trumpet
                   11.14 - 11.18 - Eschatological Culmination - The 7th Trumpet
                                    Evil Powers Opposing God and His Saints - Vision Four - "Exodus" / "Fall of Babylon" Motif
        
                     11.19 - Victorious Intro Scene - in God's Temple
                           12.1 - 12.17 - Basic Prophetic Description Part 1 - The Woman and The Persecuting Dragon
                                    
13.1 - 13.18 - Basic Prophetic Description Part 2 - The Leopardlike Sea Beast and The Two-horned Earth Beast
                           14.1 - 14.13 - Interlude - The Lamb, The 144,00 and 3 Flying Angels
                                    
14.14 - 14.20 - Eschatological Culmination - The Two-fold Harvest
      Eschatological-Judgement-Era Visions
                                    Bowl Plagues - Vision Five - "Exodus" / "Fall of Babylon" Motif

                           15.1 - 15.8
- Victorious Intro Scene Part 1 - The "7 Last Plagues" - The Song of Moses & The Lamb, & Seven Angels, Seven Bowls
                                    
16.1 - Victorious Intro Scene Part 2 - The Seven Angels Instructed to Act
                           16.2 - 16.14 - Basic Prophetic Description - The "7 Last Plagues" - Six Angels Pour Out The First 6 Bowls of God's Wrath
                           16.15 - 16.16
- Interlude - Christ is Coming and The Battle of Armageddon
                                    
16.17 - Eschatological Culmination - The 7th Angel Pours Out The 7th Bowl of God's Wrath
                          Evil Powers Judged by God - Vision Six - "Exodus" / "Fall of Babylon" Motif
                          
16.18 - 16.21 - Victorious Intro Scene Part 1 - God's Wrath upon Babylon and The Earth
                   17.1 - 17.3a
- Victorious Intro Scene Part 2 - John is Taken into The Wilderness to See The Judgement of Babylon
                   17.3b - 17.18
- Basic Prophetic Description Part 1 - The Woman on the Beast and The Victory of The Lamb
                   18.1 - 18.3
- Basic Prophetic Description Part 2 - Babylon's Corruption
                         
18.4 - 18.8 - Interlude Part 1 - "Come Out of Her"
                   18.9 - 18.19
- Eschatological Culmination Part 1 - The Fall of Babylon and Lament for Babylon
                   18.20
- Interlude Part 2 - "Rejoice over Her Destruction - The Destroyer Destroyed"
                   18.21 - 18.24
- Eschatological Culmination Part 2 - Babylon's Doom and Utter Desolation
                  God's Judgement Finale - Vison Seven
              
   19.1 - 19.10 - Victorious Intro Scene - Praise and The Marriage of The Lamb
              19.11 - 19.21
- Basic Prophetic Description Part 1 - Christ's 2nd Advent
                   
20.1 - 20.5 - Basic Prophetic Description Part 2 - The Millenium and The First Resurrection
                   
20.6 - Interlude - The Blessings of Sharing in The First Resurrection
              20.7 - 20.15
- Eschatological Culmination Part 1 - The End of The Millenium & Satan's Confederacy, & The White Throne Judgement
              21.1 - 21.04
- Eschatological Culmination Part 2 - The Establishment of The New Heaven & The New Earth
            The Church Triumphant - Vision Eight
            
21.5 - 21.11a - Victorious Intro Scene - Christ's Victorious Ones, The New Jerusalem, The Lamb's Bride, Inherit All Things
         21.11b - 21.27
- Basic Prophetic Description Part 1 - The Holy City New Jerusalem
            
22.1 - 22.5 - Basic Prophetic Description Part 2 - The River of Life in The Holy City
    22.6 - 22.21
- Epilogue

Rev.1.2 Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.
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Notes

In this study we are looking at instances of the verb 'bear', or any of its derivatives, to give us insight into the phrase 'he bare record' meaning 'he reported' or 'he testified'. The verb 'to bear' is now used less and less, except in expressions like 'child-bearing age'. And its past tense 'bare' has changed to 'bore' as in 'borehole'. Thus we would say 'she bore two children', rather than 'she bare two children' (but more likely 'she had two children'). Apart from the meaning to 'produce' or 'give birth to', to 'bear' has the linked meaning to 'tolerate', 'support' or 'carry', as in 'bear with me a moment', 'load bearing wall' or 'Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree...' (1 Peter 2:24). The essence therefore of this verb is the idea of carrying a burden or responsibility.

Most of the references to 'bear' in Genesis relate to physically giving birth - women giving birth to children, the speckled cows dropping their calves.... The exceptions are the flood waters bearing up the ark and Jacob bearing the loss, for his father-in-law, of cattle taken by wild animal or thief. The Bible goes into great detail when it comes to family trees. A person's lineage is important to them, as well as being important to God. We also like to be able to trace a person's roots back as far as possible. These genealogical details form the basis for many of the stories of honour and bravery, jealousy, murder, rape ...... for loyalty to family - family ties - have the capacity to bring out the worst and the best in us. For example, read in Genesis 34 what happened when Dinah the daughter of Leah, 'which she bare unto Jacob', went out to see the daughters of the land. Or in Genesis 38 the tale of Tamar, Judah's daughter-in-law, whom Judah declared to be a widow until his son Shelah grew up, and how she dealt with this.

Eve bore Cain, Abel and Seth. Cain's wife bore Enoch who built a city named after him. Adah bore Jabal the father of tent-dwellers and cattle-owners, and Zillah bore Tubalcain an instructor of every craftsman in brass and iron. The daughters of men bore children to the sons of God, who became mighty men of old, men of renown. Lot's incestuous encounters with his two daughters produced Moab, the father of the Moabites, and Benammi, the father of the Ammonites, both thorns in the flesh of the Isrealites. The Bible records that Abraham had several children in his old age - initially Ishmael from Hagar, Sarah's maid, then Isaac from Sarah his wife, and six more children from Keturah, whom he married after Sarah died. Isaac's wife, Rebekah, had twins, Esau and Jacob. The Scriptures faithfully document the tensions and jealousy surrounding the births of the children of Jacob - his twelve sons from his two wives - the original twelve tribes of Israel - and the children from their maids. Also the children of Esau are recorded. Lastly Joseph's wife, Asenath, the daughter of Potipherah priest of On, bore him Manasseh and Ephraim, who replaced Dan and in the twelve tribes.

The child-bearing role of women is certainly both a blessing and a responsibility. In a similar way, bearing record is a grave responsibility - the testimony must be 'the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth'. John, having received the revelation, had the awesome task of passing on this message of God's personal commitment and loving ministry to humankind
| Genesis | Notes |

 

Gen.1.29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

 

 

Adam knew Eve his wife

Gen.4.1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.
Gen.4.2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
Gen.4.13 And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than I can bear.
Gen.4.17 And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.
Gen.4.20 And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle.

Gen.4.22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructor of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah.
Gen.4.25 And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.

The sons of God came in

 

Gen.6.4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

It was lift up above the earth

Gen.7.17 And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.

 

 

Gen.13.6 And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.

   

An Egyptian, whose name was Hagar

Gen.16.1 Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.
Gen.16.2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.

Gen.16.11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
Gen.16.15 And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son's name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael.
Gen.16.16 And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.

 

Gen.17.17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?
Gen.17.19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.
Gen.17.21 But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.

   
 
 

Gen.18.13 And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?

 

A son

Gen.19.37 And the firstborn bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day.
Gen.19.38 And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Benammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.

 

They bare children

 

Gen.20.17 So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children.

Sarah conceived

Gen.21.2 For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.
Gen.21.3 And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.

 

His concubine

 

Gen.22.23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham's brother.
Gen.22.24 And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.

I put the earring upon her face

Gen.24.24 And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor.
Gen.24.36 And Sarah my master's wife bare a son to my master when she was old: and unto him hath he given all that he hath.
Gen.24.47 And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter art thou? And she said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bare unto him: and I put the earring upon her face, and the bracelets upon her hands.

 

Ishmael, Abraham's son

 

Gen.25.2 And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.
Gen.25.12 Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bare unto Abraham:
Gen.25.26 And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.

She conceived again

Gen.29.32 And Leah conceived, and bare a son, and she called his name Reuben: for she said, Surely the LORD hath looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me.
Gen.29.33 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Because the LORD hath heard that I was hated, he hath therefore given me this son also: and she called his name Simeon.

Gen.29.34 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Now this time will my husband be joined unto me, because I have born him three sons: therefore was his name called Levi.
Gen.29.35 And she conceived again, and bare a son: and she said, Now will I praise the LORD: therefore she called his name Judah; and left bearing.

Give me children, or else I die

Gen.30.1 And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.
Gen.30.3 And she said, Behold my maid Bilhah, go in unto her; and she shall bear upon my knees, that I may also have children by her.
Gen.30.5 And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob a son.
Gen.30.7 And Bilhah Rachel's maid conceived again, and bare Jacob a second son.

Gen.30.9 When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah her maid, and gave her Jacob to wife.
Gen.30.10 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a son.
Gen.30.12 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a second son.
Gen.30.17 And God hearkened unto Leah, and she conceived, and bare Jacob the fifth son.
Gen.30.19 And Leah conceived again, and bare Jacob the sixth son.
Gen.30.21 And afterwards she bare a daughter, and called her name Dinah.
Gen.30.23 And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away my reproach:

The cattle bare speckled

Gen.31.8 If he said thus, The speckled shall be thy wages; then all the cattle bare speckled: and if he said thus, The ringstreaked shall be thy hire; then bare all the cattle ringstreaked.
Gen.31.39 That which was torn of beasts I brought not unto thee; I bare the loss of it; of my hand didst thou require it, whether stolen by day, or stolen by night.

 

Dinah the daughter of Leah

 

Gen.34.1 And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.

Born unto him

Gen.36.4 And Adah bare to Esau Eliphaz; and Bashemath bare Reuel;
Gen.36.5 And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah: these are the sons of Esau, which were born unto him in the land of Canaan.
Gen.36.7 For their riches were more than that they might dwell together; and the land wherein they were strangers could not bear them because of their cattle.
Gen.36.12 And Timna was concubine to Eliphaz Esau's son; and she bare to Eliphaz Amalek: these were the sons of Adah Esau's wife.

Gen.36.14 And these were the sons of Aholibamah, the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon, Esau's wife: and she bare to Esau Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah.

 

 

Gen.37.25 And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and, behold, a company of Ishmeelites came from Gilead with their camels bearing spicery and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.

 

She yet again conceived

 

Gen.38.3 And she conceived, and bare a son; and he called his name Er.
Gen.38.4 And she conceived again, and bare a son; and she called his name Onan.
Gen.38.5 And she yet again conceived, and bare a son; and called his name Shelah: and he was at Chezib, when she bare him.

Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On

Gen.41.50 And unto Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine came, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare unto him.

 
 

Gen.43.9 I will be surety for him; of my hand shalt thou require him: if I bring him not unto thee, and set him before thee, then let me bear the blame for ever:

 

 

Thy servant my father

 

Gen.44.27 And thy servant my father said unto us, Ye know that my wife bare me two sons:
Gen.44.32 For thy servant became surety for the lad unto my father, saying, If I bring him not unto thee, then I shall bear the blame to my father for ever. 

The sons

Gen.46.15 These be the sons of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob in Padanaram, with his daughter Dinah: all the souls of his sons and his daughters were thirty and three.
Gen.46.18 These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter, and these she bare unto Jacob, even sixteen souls.
Gen.46.20 And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare unto him.

Gen.46.25 These are the sons of Bilhah, which Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter, and she bare these unto Jacob: all the souls were seven.

 

 

Gen.49.15 And he saw that rest was good, and the land that it was pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto tribute.

 

 

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