Cracking The Code

In the film National Treasure, the two main characters, Ben and Abigail, begin a monologue including a series of thoughts and questions after hearing a very difficult historic riddle. In order to figure out where a hidden artifact is, they must dissect the language and terms, as well as interpret symbols in order to reach their goal of understanding what was written so long ago. This scene in the movie shows us a time-consuming and difficult process to understand a hidden truth. How much more intricate are the apocalyptic symbols in the Bible than those of National Treasure? This imagery can help us see that Apocalyptic Literature is meant to be studied by taking proper time and not rushing through and jumping to sloppy conclusions.