ABOUT - BahaiText.info is intended for those who wish to study the Bahá'í Faith and it's interconnections with existing religions, principally Christianity. Separate displays are provided for Personal Computers, Phablets, other Mobile Devices. Information is arranged in a hierarchical tree structure - with salient points regarding a promised World Redeemer (e.g. Christ) - also viewable in a grid structure for improved visual overview of the information. Although the websites have no official standing, care has been taken to faithfully represent the teachings of the Bahá'í Faith, and to accurately reproduce the text, most of which can be verified on line, see book references (next).

BOOK REFERENCES - For publication data on major books refer to same book in ( Bahá'í Reference Library.)

GRID VIEW - Grid View is a coherent miscellany of information regarding World Redeemer "Return". Hopefully it will be useful to investigators of the Bahá'í Faith, and if used wisely (see Teaching Advice), be helpful to Bahá'í Teachers as well. Sources: Joel Smith, Dr. David Young, Gary Matthews, William Sears, Dr. Alan Clark, Udo Schaefer, Dr. John Esslemont, George Townshend, Michael Sours, John Huddleston, Dr. Hugh Motlagh, David Yamartino, Dr. John Able, the three Central Figures of the Bahá'í Faith and the Universal House of Justice, and others.

BOOK ABBREVIATIONS - Click (here).

COPYRIGHTS - Click (here).

CONTACTING - If you wish to contact Bahá'ís, look for a reference to the Baha'i Faith in a Phone Book (or a phone book for a larger town if you are in a very small town), or by Clicking ( here ). Website problems should be reported to: JerichoBahai@gmail.com, or by clicking (here).

BOOK COMMENTARY ('com' tags) - automatically available in some Books (primarily in the Bible) - include comments from "Some Answered Questions" by 'Abdu'l-Baha; "God Passes By" by Shoghi Effendi; an index (compiled from the corpus of Bahá'í writings) by the National Reference Library Committee of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States; "Understanding the Revelation to St. John" by Dr. Alan Clark; "Apocalypse Secrets-Baha'i Interpretation of the Book of Revelation" by Dr. John Able; and Others. These mainly concern the Christian subject of the Return of Christ.

SEE SOURCE TEXT ('see' tags ) - Clicking a 'see' tag will dynamically extract and present the subject and/or referenced text from the appropriate source book(s) - useful when the text is only referenced, is from a different translation, or to simply verify the text. Bible verses are extracted from the King James version, Qur'an verses from the Yusuf Ali translation - see copyrights link above.

AUDIO COMMENTS - (imbedded within some subjects) include excerpts from talks by Joel Smith, Dr. David Young, and Adib Taherzadeh.

BOOK ABBREVIATIONS used herein -
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Website Editor's Comments
10d=10 Days in Light Acca; by Grundy
1ch=1 Chronicles; from Hebrew Bible
1co=1 Corinthians; from New Testament
1cm=1st Coming of Christ; by David Yamartino
1jo=1 John; from New Testament
1ki=1 Kings; from Hebrew Bible
1pe=1 Peter; from New Testament
1sm=1 Samuel; from Hebrew Bible
1th=1 Thessalonians; from New Testament
1ti=1 Timothy; from New Testament
2ch=2 Chronicles; from Hebrew Bible
2co=2 Corinthians; from New Testament
2cm=2nd Coming of Christ; by David Yamartino
2jo=2 John; from New Testament
2ki=2 Kings; from Hebrew Bible
2pe=2 Peter; from New Testament
2sm=2 Samuel; from Hebrew Bible
2th=2 Thessalonians; from New Testament
2ti=2 Timothy; from New Testament
3jo=3 John; from New Testament
abd=Divine Philosophy; by 'Abdu'l-Baha
abf=Letter to Dr. August Forel; by 'Abdu'l-Baha
abl=Abdul-Baha in London; talks by Abdu'l-Baha
abw=Wisdom of Abdu'l-Baha; by 'Abdu'l-Baha
act=Acts; from New Testament
adj=The Advent of Divine Justice; by Shoghi Effendi
amo=Amos; from Hebrew Bible
asb=Apocalypse Secrets-Baha'i Interpretation; by Dr John Able.
atn=A Traveler's Narrative; by 'Abdu'l-Baha
bad=Baha'i Administration; by Shoghi Effendi
bne=Bahá'u'lláh and the New Era; by Dr. J. E. Esslemont
bns=Baha'i News; of U.S.
bpr=Baha'i Prayers; by the 3 Central Figures
bprf=Baha'i Proofs; by Mirza Abu'l-Fadl
bsc=Baha'i Scripture from Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Baha
bwld=Baha'i World; from U.S.
bw1=Baha'i World Faith (part 1); by Bahá'u'lláh
bw2=Baha'i World Faith (part 2); by 'Abdu'l-Baha
bwf=Baha'i World Faith; by Bahá'u'lláh and 'Abdu'l-Baha
cb=Christ and Bahá'u'lláh; by George Townshend
coc=Compilation of Compilations; by Baha'i World Center
cof=Citadel of Faith; by Shoghi Effendi
col=Colossians; from New Testament
cor=Course on Teaching Christians; by Dianne Bradford
crt=Come/Reason Together; by Gary Matthews
dal=Divine Art of Living; by the 3 Central Figures
dan=Daniel; from Hebrew Bible
deu=Deuteronomy; from Hebrew Bible
dg=Directives from the Guardian; by Shoghi Effendi
dla=10 Days in Light Acca; by Grundy
dp=Divine Philosophy; by 'Abdu'l-Baha
ecc=Ecclesiastes; from Hebrew Bible
edu=Compilation on Education; by Research Dept of UHJ
eph=Ephesians; from New Testament
est=Esther; from Hebrew Bible
esw=Epistle to the Son of the Wolf; by Bahá'u'lláh
exo=Exodus; from Hebrew Bible
eze=Ezekiel; from Hebrew Bible'Abdu'l-Baha
ezr=Ezra; from Hebrew Bible
fga=Face of God Amongst Us (Kindle); by John Hatcher
flw=Flowers of the Rose Garden; by 'Abdu'l-Baha
for=Letter to Abdu'l-Baha; by Dr. August Forel
fph=Various Sources; by Various Authors
fwu=Foundations of World Unity; by 'Abdu'l-Baha
gal=Galatians; from New Testament
gdm=Gems of Divine Mystery; by Bahá'u'lláh
gen=Genesis; from Hebrew Bible
gl=Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh; by Bahá'u'lláh
gm=He Cometh with Clouds; by Gary Matthews
gp=Global Perspectives; by Dr. Hugh Motlagh
gpb=God Passes By; by Shoghi Effendi
gr=Great Religions of the World; by National Geographic Society.
gwb=Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh; by Bahá'u'lláh
hab=Habakkuk; from Hebrew Bible
hag=Haggai; from Hebrew Bible
heb=Hebrews; from New Testament
hos=Hosea; from Hebrew Bible
hwa=Hidden Words (Arabic); by Bahá'u'lláh
hwp=Hidden Words (Persian); by Bahá'u'lláh
hwd=Hidden Words; by Bahá'u'lláh
in=Native American Prophecy; talk by Lee Brown
int=Baha'i Introduction; by U. S. National Spiritual Assembly
iqan=The Kitab'i'Iqan; by Bahá'u'lláh
isa=Isaiah; from Hebrew Bible
jam=James; from New Testament
jde=Jude; from New Testament
jdg=Judges; from Hebrew Bible
jer=Jeremiah; from Hebrew Bible
jes=Prophecies of Jesus; by Michael Sours
job=Job; from Hebrew Bible
joe=Joel; from Hebrew Bible
joh=John; from New Testament
jon=Jonah; from Hebrew Bible
jos=Joshua; from Hebrew Bible
js=Prophecy Fulfilled Website; by Joel Smith
kaq=The Kitab'i'Aqdas; by Bahá'u'lláh
kiq=The Kitab'i'Iqan; by Bahá'u'lláh
lam=Lamentations; from Hebrew Bible
lev=Leviticus; from Hebrew Bible
life=Life Eternal by unknown
log=Lights of Guidance; by H. Hornby
lol=Lord of Lords; by Dr. Hugh Motlagh
lrt=Prophecy Excerpts from 1cm; by David Yamartino
ls=The Light Shineth in Darkness; by Udo Schaefer
luk=Luke; from New Testament
mal=Malachi; from Hebrew Bible
mat=Matthew; from New Testament
mbw=Messages to the Baha'i World; by Shoghi Effendi
mic=Micah; from Hebrew Bible
mof=Memorials of the Faithful; by Abdul-Baha
mrk=Mark; from New Testament
msg=Messages to America; by Shoghi Effendi
nah=Nahum; from Hebrew Bible
ne=Bahá'u'lláh and the New Era; by Dr. J. E. Esslemont
neh=Nehemiah; from Hebrew Bible
num=Numbers; from Hebrew Bible
oba=Obadiah; from Hebrew Bible
oc=The Earth is but One Country; by John Huddleston
pam=Prayers and Meditations; by Bahá'u'lláh
pce=Peace Compilation; by Research Dept of UHJ
pdc=The Promised Day is Come; by Shoghi Effendi
phi=Philippians; from New Testament
phm=Philemon; from New Testament
pob=The Proclamation of Bahá'u'lláh; by Bahá'u'lláh
ppr=Paper from Waite; by S. Waite
pro=Proverbs; from Hebrew Bible
psa=Psalms; from Hebrew Bible
pt=Paris Talks; talks by 'Abdu'l-Baha
pup=Promulgation Universal Peace; by 'Abdu'l-Baha
qur=The Qur'an; by Muhammad
rdc=Raising the Divine Call; by Baha'i World Center
reb=Revised English Bible; Translation sponsored by many Churches
rev=Revelation; from New Testament
rog=Remembrance of God; by Baha'i Pub.Trust of India
rom=Romans; from New Testament
RofM=Reality of Man? [search Divine Philosophy (Dp) for words]
rts=Release the Sun; by William Sears
rut=Ruth; from Hebrew Bible
sab=Selections from the Writings of Abdu'l-Baha; by 'Abdu'l-Baha
saq=Some Answered Questions; by 'Abdu'l-Baha
sdc=Secret of Divine Civilization; by 'Abdu'l-Baha
slh=The Summons of the Lord of Hosts; by Bahá'u'lláh
sol=Solomon; from Hebrew Bible
stw=Star of the West; by 'Abdu'l-Baha
sva=The Seven and the Four Valleys; by Bahá'u'lláh
swa=Selectios from the Writings of Abdu'l-Baha; by 'Abdu'l-Baha
swb=Selections from the Writings of the Bab; by the Bab
tou=The Tabernacle of Unity; by Bahá'u'lláh
tb1=Tablets of Abdu'l-Baha, Vol 1; by 'Abdu'l-Baha
tb2=Tablets of Abdu'l-Baha, Vol 2; by 'Abdu'l-Baha
tb3=Tablets of Abdu'l-Baha, Vol 3; by 'Abdu'l-Baha
tbh=Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh; by Bahá'u'lláh
tdp=Tablets of the Divine Plan; by 'Abdu'l-Baha
tef=Teaching Christians Effectively; by Dr. David Young
tn=Thief in the Night; by William Sears
tit=Titus; from New Testament
tou=The Tabernacle of Unity; by Bahá'u'lláh
tta=Tablet to an American-1903; from Abdu'l-Baha?
ube=Understanding Bible Evidence; by Michael Sours
urj=Understanding the Revelation to St. John; by Dr. Alan Clark
uwc=Unfoldment of World Civilization; by Shoghi Effendi
db=Dawn Breakers; by Nabil
vig=Vignettes from Life Abdu'l-Baha; by Annamarie Honnold
wec=Economy for a New World Order; by Giuseppe Robiati
woa=Wine of Astonishment; by William Sears
wog=Worlds of God; by the Baha'i National Reference Library Committee
wog=Worlds of God; by the Baha'i National Reference Library Committee
wp=Baha'i Peace Letter; by Universal House of Justice
wsp=Wellspring of Guidance; by Universal House of Justice
zec=Zechariah; from Hebrew Bible
zep=Zephaniah; from Hebrew Bible

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The book "Apocalypse Secrets; Baha'i Interpretation of the Book of Revelation" by Dr. John Able Books, LTD. Copyright © 2011, revised 2013/06/21.

The book "The First Coming of Christ" (formerly named "Come Now, Let Us Reason Together, Understanding Prophecy and the Return of Christ; Revision 2) copyrighted by David Yamartino, Copyright © 2000, used with permission. (Note: embellished excerpts from the former book are identified as "Understanding Prophecy", part of the original title).

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