New PDF release: A New Heaven and a New Earth: The Meaning and Function of

By Dave Mathewson

In this e-book the writer makes an attempt to maneuver past purely deciding upon and substantiating OT allusions in Revelation to contemplating how the presence of OT allusions and echoes impacts examining Rev. 21.1-22.5 and the way the OT features in the context of the full paintings. the writer concludes number of semantic results come to mind through the author's non-stop intertextual entice the OT: new production, new exodus, new Jerusalem, new covenant, bridge, new temple-priesthood, paradise restored and renewed, inclusion of the international locations, prophetic legitimization. the varied allusions functionality to form the reader's conception of eschatological hope.

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Vanhoye, 'L'utilisation', pp. 443-61; C. Ozanne, 'The Language of the Apocalypse', TynBul 16 (1965), pp. 3-9; B. M. nelle citazioni isaiane dell' Apocalisse', RivB 24 (1976), pp. 13-35; S. Thompson, The Apocalypse and Semitic Syntax (SNTSMS, 52; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985); Vogelgesang, 'InterpretationofEzekiel',pp. 16-23; P. Trudinger, 'Some Observations Concerning the Text of the Old Testament in the Book of Revelation', JTS17 (1966), pp. K. Beale, 'A Reconsideration of the Text of Daniel in the Apocalypse',Bib 67 (1986), pp.

In searching for a solution, scholars often point to John's choice of KOUVOS. 34 The LXX usually translates CTfn with KOUVOS, and in its strictly theological sense it was used, especially in the prophetic literature, to refer to the new, saving acts of God which were expected in the future (cf. Jer. 31; Ezek. 26). 1 is a qualitatively new creation brought about by an eschatological act of God (cf. 5a). 36 Thus, the difficulty cannot be resolved at a strictly lexical level. 3. More help can perhaps be found by considering the function of this text within the broader visionary context of Rev.

However, Fekkes's work is subject to some limitations. While his concern to validate and classify allusions is valuable in that it brings some objective control to the process and enables us to discard parallels of dubious value,63 his concern to validate allusions sometimes takes precedence over exploring their interpretive significance. Thus, after examining the case for possible influence of Isa. 1 on Rev. 64 Throughout his work, Fekkes's analysis is restricted to those instances which fall into the category, Certain/virtually certain, and which reflect a high degree of authorial consciousness.

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