642RE: [revelation-list] rev. 11:1-2
- Jan 28, 2004I agree with you Ian, some sections of Revelation could not/should not
be taken literally. I do not believe that this section in Rev. speaks of
a literal rebuilding of the temple. There is no real reason to claim
that it does.
But Ian, if you have the time, how do you understand the measuring of
the temple? If you have commented on this passage previously, then
please excuse my oversight. Thank you.
From: Ian Paul [mailto:editor@...]
Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2004 3:23 AM
Subject: Re: [revelation-list] rev. 11:1-2
On Tuesday, January 27, 2004, at 09:36 PM, Duane Carbo wrote:
> DSW means "Daniel's Seventieth Week". "Measure the Temple" would
> imply at
> the very least that there is
> a Temple standing during the tribulation (DSW) that is actual and not
Why should a command like this imply that the temple is literal? What
would the command look like if it was 'symbolic', that is,
metaphorical? When Jesus said 'A man went out to sow' does this imply
there was a literal man? Were there, or will there be, four literal
horses with four literal riders?
I wonder if I could make a plea, on this list at least, for reflective
engagement with the nature of metaphorical language...
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