The evidence that Peter was familiar with the Book of Revelation continues to mount. Outside the Johannine corpus there are only two references to Christ as a "lamb." One is by Paul who said "Christ our passover has been sacrificed for us." The other is from Peter:
1 Peter 1:18-20 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish [amomos] and without spot: 20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you [first century Christians],
The time frame in 1 Peter and Revelation are identical. Both books make it clear that the "last times" were happening then, in the first century. The word translated as "without blemish" (amomos) is used in Revelation 14 to describe those that follow the Lamb:
Revelation 14:1-5 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. ... These are they which followthe Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. 5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault [amomos] before the throne of God.
The connections continue to burst forth unabated. I am discovering them as I write this post. The blue text appears nowhere else in the NT but 1 Peter:
1 Peter 2:21-22 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: 22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:The green text is a fourth element that links us back to Revelation 14, which is itself linked to 1 Peter 1:19 by the unique reference to the Lamb and/or His followers that were "without blemish" (amomos). Futhermore, the blue text follows the green text in both 1 Peter and Revelation, so we have the same ideas being expressed in the same order.
Another rich gold mine is found in the opening passage of 1 Peter which I reviewed briefly in the opening post.
1 Peter 1:5-7 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: 7 That the trial of your faith,being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST:
The blue text is linked to the letter to the Philadelphians (sixth church):
Revelation 3:10-11 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. 11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
And the red text is linked to the letter to Laodiceans (seventh church) by words that appear nowhere else in the NT:
Revelation 3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.Again, we have the same ideas presented in the same order both in 1 Peter an in Revelation.
Finally, I think it helpful to repost the chart that shows the profound connections between 2 Peter 3 and Revelation 20 presented in this post:
There are many other links I have noticed, but just don't have time to document as yet. It's like trying to empty the ocean with a teaspoon.