The Apocalypse of John is filled with monsters who threaten both spatial and cultural boundaries.
They are generally understood as ciphers for the Roman Empire and its rulers.
Este es uno de los temas tratados en este Festschrift en honor a Ángel Manuel Rodríguez, quien pasó su vida dando testimonio de su Señor y Salvador Jesucristo como pastor, maestro, escritor y administrador.
Escrito por sus compañeros eruditos, los otros temas tratados en este libro son el santuario, la salvación y la escatología.
Rather than seeking the ancient Near Eastern origins of the monstrous imagery, the intent of this paper is to use monster theory to better understand why John employs monsters throughout the apocalypse.
I argue that the author’s portrayal of the threat and punishment of hybrid monsters reveals his own insecurities and fears concerning his communities’ assimilation with Roman culture.In this thesis, I build on a brief essay which I wrote last year and look at the New Jerusalem (NJ) and its significance as a sign of deification to the two earliest writers to have composed full surviving exegeses of the Book of Revelation in Greek—the late-sixth-century exegetes Oecumenius (Commentarius in Apocalypsin) and Andrew of Caesarea (Commentarii in Apocalypsin).Using a blend of literary-critical and historical-critical methods, I argue that together, these two neglected but influential commentators take the NJ sign to be spiritual, as opposed to literal, and personal, as opposed to historical.Millones de adventistas alrededor del mundo han sido bendecidos por los libros del Dr.Rodríguez, sus columnas en la Revista Adventista y Adventist World, así como de sus enseñanzas y predicación.Thereafter, a conceptual analysis is undertaken in which the relationships between the signified persons signified are characterized in terms of various kinds of union.The chapter concludes with an analysis of a metaphor that is closely related both to the NJ and deification in patristic literature.more While there can be a blessing in reading any part of God’s Word, the promise in Revelation 1:3 motivated me all the more toward this study project, “Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.” (NIV).This "Revelation Haiku Writing Project" is the summarization of a study of the New Testament book of Revelation by writing one haiku per chapter using the 5 syllable, 7 syllable, 5 syllable Japanese poetic pattern.integral to the debate concerning salvation and predestination is the question of soteriological contingency: can a person lose his or her salvific standing before God?Can a person forfeit their allegiance to Jesus as Messiah? moreintegral to the debate concerning salvation and predestination is the question of soteriological contingency: can a person lose his or her salvific standing before God?