Joyce's Photos of Thyatira
Thyatira is the fourth of the seven churches listed in the Book of Revelation. The Thyatira Church apparently became predominant during the early eleventh century.
Jesus had the Apostle John record the following about the Sardis Church,
18 "And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write,
'These things says the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet like fine brass: 19 "I know your works, love, service, faith, and your patience; and as for your works, the last are more than the first. 20 Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. 21 And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent. 22 Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds. 23 I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works.
24 "Now to you I say, and to the rest in Thyatira, as many as do not have this doctrine, who have not known the depths of Satan, as they say, I will put on you no other burden. 25 But hold fast what you have till I come. 26 And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations —
27 'He shall rule them with a rod of iron;
They shall be dashed to pieces like the potter's vessels' —
as I also have received from My Father; 28 and I will give him the morning star.
29 "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."' (Revelation 2:18-29, NKJV throughout unless otherwise indicated).
The following links are to photographs taken and/or directed by Joyce Thiel in 1990 (photos of slides taken then) or our most recent trip in 2008 (electronic photos). All materials are copyrighted and all photographs are copyrighted by Joyce Thiel (c) 2008, All Rights Reserved:
Thyatira Sign. Entrance Sign to the Ruins of Thyatira. This is a large photo and loads slower than the others on this page (it is shown larger so that it can be read).
Ancient Ruins. Photo of the ruins of biblical era Thyatira.
Thyatira Wall. Joyce and I by a wall in ancient Thyatira.
Thyatira from the Street. Some graffiti, but otherwise a view of the ruins from the city.
Looking into Thyatira. COGwriter looking into Thyatira. It brought to mind my article In Search of Thyatira.
Thyatira Building. A building in Thyatira.
Much more information about the spiritual descendants of Thyatira can be found in the article In Search of Thyatira.
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