Revelation 2:1
Revelation 2, Page 1

Re-evaluation Translation
2:1  To the dispersion year, communicate this message: Reguarding the seven small insights which bring understanding and well-being throughout the developments of the seven Years [six of Returning (
Darius) and the Sabbatical];

Bible, KJV Translation
2:1  Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;

Significant Words and Comments: As noted by their very names in Revelation 1:11, each of these seven years [errantly termed churches, as discussed in notes on Revelation 1:4] is to accomplish a specific aspect of the restoration and development of Yehuveh’s restored Israel.
        The theme for each year becomes the focus of the message to Israel for that specific year and the foundation for the blessings to those who achieve this development.
Revelation 2 to 3 presents these seven theme messages and their blessings.

Revelation 2:1-7: The message to the first Year of Returning (Darius): Disperson Year, 10 April 2005 through 29 March 2006, regards Israel’s recognition of their identity and reconnection with Yehuveh though they are still in dispersion.

Commentary on Revelation 2:1 (29 November 2007): “Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write,” in The Interlinear Bible awkwardly reads “message of dispersed-named-entity write,” or more readably, “for the dispersion year communicate this message.”
“These things saith he” is simply “this says . . . .” or “this describes . . . .” Both things and he are supplied words. Rather than a message from an individual, the Greek merely presents it as a description of items mentioned in Revelation 1.
“That holdeth the seven stars,” is “holding the seven small insights.” See note on Revelation 1:20.
“In his right hand,” as noted at Revelation 1:13-16 (9), indicates securely possessing (holding in hand) restored well-being and longevity.
“Who walketh in the midst of the seven . . . candlesticks” in the Greek reads “progressing amidst the seven lightholder years.” The concept is that this message begins the walk through these seven special years. See note on Revelation 1:12.
“Golden” is used as a symbol of value and wealth, of course, but in Scripture gold is consistently used as a comparative value for and symbol of Yehuveh’s instruction: “More to be desired are they [the Torah, the testimonies, the statutes, the commandments, the fear of Yehuveh, and the judgments] than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.” Psalms 19:10 [Psalms 19:7-10; compare Psalms 119:72, 127; Proverbs 3:14; 8:10, 19; 16:16; 25:11-12].

Gael Bataman
Originally Written:               29 November 2007
Latest Update:                     11 June 2011

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