The book of Revelation contains passages of great beauty and comfort, as well as passages that strike the casual reader as bizarre, bewildering, and sometimes frightening. How are readers today to discern God’s message in this peculiar part of the Bible? Breaking the Code provides a trustworthy guide to the rich symbolism of this important biblical book. Noted biblical scholar Bruce M. Metzger presents the fruits of solid scholarship in a nonacademic style. Breaking the Code serves as a key for understanding this powerful and puzzling book from the first century of the Christian Era. Bruce M. Metzger is George L. Collard Professor of New Testament Language and Literature, Emeritus, at Princeton Theological Seminary. He was chair of the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) translation committee and is the author of numerous books and articles.