Certainly true, Georg. The lamb isn't seated on the throne, although he is
as near as possible to it--even "in the midst" of it in Rev 7:15. But the
link between the appearance of being slain (ESPHAGMENON) and worthiness to
open the seals is clear (5: 9, 12; ; 13:8). The Lamb's 'slain-ness' seems to
be the key to its power--not its current life. It is this connection between
the death of Jesus (represented metaphorically) and his power to usher in
the Judgement that interests me. His death, rather than his resurrection,
seems to give him worth and power.
Dr G.J. Clarke
Director, Centre for Apologetic Scholarship and Education (CASE)
University of New South Wales
Sydney NSW 2052
Ph. (61 2) 9381 1730
Fax. (61 2) 9381 1909
> From: "Georg S. Adamsen" <georg@...>
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> Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 15:06:00 +0200
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> Subject: SV: [revelation-list] The Cross and the end of the world
> I think you misunderstand Revelation 5. John sees the lamb hESTHKOS.
> hESTHKOS means that it is standing, which a dead lamb does not do. Moreover,
> it moved or went (or 'came') (v. 7), which a dead lamb does not.
> Dr. Georg S. Adamsen