1. Exposition

When did John see the vision in this chapter?

Revelation 5:1 (ESV)

1 Then I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals.

Revelation 5 is not a new vision distinct from the vision of Revelation 4:1–11. It’s part of the same vision, and it carries John (and the reader) forward as he wrestles with the questions left over from the previous chapters.