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The Metaphor of the City in the Apocalypse of John (Studies in Biblical Literature, 67)

by Eva Maria Rapple

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Published by Peter Lang Publishing .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biblical Studies - New Testament,
  • Bible - Study - General,
  • Religion,
  • Religion - Biblical Studies,
  • Babylon (Extinct city) in the Bible,
  • Bible,
  • Criticism, interpretation, etc,
  • Jerusalem in the Bible,
  • Metaphor in the Bible,
  • N.T,
  • Revelation

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages300
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11397573M
    ISBN 10082047083X
    ISBN 109780820470832

    Nuptial Imagery in the Revelation of John *. Examinations of the wedding metaphor in Rev are generally limited to Rev 19 and 21 r, in addition to the announcement of the "wedding of the lamb" in and the presentation of celestial Jerusalem as a "bride" (), the image of the wedding, often overlooked, has already appeared in the letters to the churches . The Book of Revelation in the New Testament has the literal title in Greek, the "Apocalypse of John." The word apocalypse means revelation. That which is uncovered.

    As mentioned in How to Interpret Revelation, the book of Revelation often alludes to things in the Old Testament as a metaphor to help us understand the things it reveals about the end times. The references to Babylon and the harlot found in Revelation are prime examples of this. 2. See also Leonard L. Thompson, The Book of Revelation: Apocalypse and Empire (New York: Oxford University Press, ), 46–48, on similes and metaphor. See also the comments 18 3/12/09 AM James L. Resseguie, The Revelation of John: A Narrative Commentary.

    Kathleen Norris, Metaphor, and the Book of Revelation I recently read this in Kathleen Norris's book The Cloister Walk and absolutely loved it. The quote comes at the end of a chapter where she has been reflecting on the time when St. John's (the Abbey at which she is an oblate) read John's Apocalypse straight through one morning.   A major prophetic metaphor throughout all of scripture is the portrayal of the people of God and the people of Satan as being two distinct cities, Babylon and Jerusalem. Perhaps this is why God chose to tell us in the primal, foundational book of the Bible, Genesis, of the invention of the city. The first murderer, Cain, built the first city, to try to mitigate the .


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The Metaphor of the City in the Apocalypse of John (Studies in Biblical Literature, 67) by Eva Maria Rapple Download PDF EPUB FB2

The metaphor of the city in the Apocalypse of John. [Eva Maria Räpple] -- "Throughout history, the vision of a new city - the heavenly Jerusalem coming down from heaven - has inspired human beings to dream about community, society, and the world.

Get this from a library. The metaphor of the city in the Apocalypse of John. [Eva Maria Räpple]. Revelation to John, also called Book of Revelation or Apocalypse of John, last book of the New is the only book of the New Testament classified as apocalyptic literature rather than didactic or historical, indicating thereby its extensive use of visions, symbols, and allegory, especially in connection with future tion to John appears to be a.

Revelation is not primarily metaphorical because it is not a purely rhetorical work, but first and foremost a revelatory experience in which John was a participant. The whole book is symbolic in the sense that it was “signified” to John in a vision, as the introduction says in The Book of Revelation.

The Apocalypse, or Revelation to John, the last book of the Bible, is one of the most difficult to understand because it abounds in unfamiliar and extravagant symbolism, which at best appears unusual to the modern reader.

The metaphor of Babylon as harlot would be wrongly construed if interpreted literally. Metaphors are used to give us an imagery of a person, place, or thing. It allows us to get a clearer image when it is related to something we are familiar with.

Revelation has a few metaphors used in the book and it can be hard to interpret because we are not as familiar with the meaning of metaphor since the book was written a long time ago.

THE 7 SYMBOLIC "I AM" METAPHORS OF JOHN'S GOSPEL. Jesus identifies Himself with the significant and symbolic words: I AM, ego ami, which reminds us of Yahweh's revelation of Himself to Moses 3 times as I AM in Exodus In John's Gospel Jesus will use these words 26 times and in 7 different metaphors [each used with a predicate nominative].

Like Daniel and other apocalypses, it was composed as resistance literature to meet a crisis. The book itself suggests that the crisis was ruthless persecution of the early church by the Roman authorities; the harlot Babylon symbolizes pagan Rome, the city on seven hills (Rev ). The Book of Revelation (often called the Revelation to John, Apocalypse of John, the Revelation from Jesus Christ (from its opening words), the Apocalypse, The Revelation, or simply Revelation) is the final book of the New Testament, and consequently is also the final book of the Christian title is derived from the first word of the Koine Greek text:.

The last book in the biblical canon of the New Testament is the book of the Apocalypse (a.k.a. Revelation), written by John toward the end of the reign of Emperor Domitian (A.D. 95), when he was in exile on the island of Patmos.

John s authorship is affirmed by Justin, Irenaeus, Clement of Alexandria, Tertullian and the Muratori fragment really by the entire tradition of the Church.

Studies in Biblical Literature: The Metaphor of the City in the Apocalypse of John 67 by Eva Maria Rdpple (, Hardcover, New Edition) Be the first to write a review About this product. presencing” metaphors: “light” in the gospel of john Published by Guset User, Description: metaphors occurs in Chap preceding what is often described as the climax of Jesus’ signs: the raising of Lazarus from the dead.

John Court, Myth and History in the Book of Revelation. Atlanta: John Knox Press, Hemer's approach, however, is largely a reworking of the older view of Sir William Ramsay near the beginning. Hence, the title given to the final book of the Christian Bible, “The Apocalypse of John,” is accurately translated “Revelation” not “Cataclysm.” Not “The End.”.

The Metaphors of Revelation 12 In Revelation 14 the woman goes to the wilderness where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the dragon. She is protected from the dragon. The dragon in ve called a serpent, casts out of his mouth a flood to try.

Also known as The Apocalypse of John, the Biblical doomsday book is filled with over-the-top imagery of a terrifying end of days filled with blood, fire, and wrathful : Erin Blakemore. Richard D. Draper, “Understanding Images and Symbols in the Book of Revelation,” Shedding Light on the New Testament: Acts–Revelation, ed.

Ray L. Huntington, Frank F. Judd Jr., and David M. Whitchurch (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, ), – Richard D.

Draper is a professor of ancient scripture at. Book of Revelation: Image, Symbol and Metaphor," in Studies in the Book of Revelation [ e Moyise; Edinburgh: Clark, ] ) draws on Paul Ricoeur's theory of metaphor, which is a precursor of conceptual metaphor theory.

I find the development of later theorists useful in thinking through the violent imagery. The Book of Revelation is prophetic: John, inspired by the Holy Spirit, points out that book is prophecy in verse three: The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show to His bond-servants, the things which must soon take place; and He sent and communicated it by His angel to His bond-servant John, who testified to the word of God.

The Gospel of John (hereafter GJohn when referring to the book) contains vivid metaphors that depict Jesus and his impact: word, life, bread, water, and light, among others. Scholars have studied these metaphors, seeking for insight into the author (hereafter John or the Evangelist), the book’s composition, and its purpose1.

Much has been. Metaphors: Apocalypse/Revelation at the End of Time. Contents. End of Time: (entry into the city, received as king and savior/rescuer of the city). The book of Revelation only has a couple Jesus references tacked on and functions quite differently than the gospels or .The Apocalypse of John Some rather extensive introduction is called for before one actually examines the first passages in the Book of Revelation.

This is partly due to the chaotic plethora of interpretations in existence already and partly because the Revelation was written in a style of literature which is not characteristic of most of the NT.On the other hand, the image and metaphor of “the Lamb” in the book of Revelation is the central figure of Christ in a vision.

Visions are like dreams. The imagery is highly symbolic and.