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The Antichrist
The Antichrist  - A  Historical Puzzle
An analysis of where the term "the Antichrist" came from and how it became so central to the way the story of Revelation was interpreted over the centuries.
A Quiz on the Antichrist
Which historical figures, revered or reviled, have been identified as Antichrists in their time?

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The Antichrist
These video clips show some of the many portrayals of the Antichrist over the ages: one of its earliest images during the time of the Crusades; its depiction in the Middle Ages; and King George as the Antichrist during the American Revolution.

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