Re: [revelation-list] Rev 20:7-10
- In a message dated 1/28/2004 7:52:06 AM Eastern Standard Time, arialvavaldes@... writes:
I am working with Rev 20:7-1, the so called "second
Some scholars say that this verses are recapitulation
of Rev 19,11-21 (more exactly, of vv.17-21).
But in this case, it would mean that, at the same
time, Satan is tied (20,2) and annihilated (20,10).
What do you think?
Thank you very much for any commentary_________I hesitate to call much of anything a recapitulation. If it is simply a recapitulation, and in such close proximity to that which it recapitulates, why then is it there? In that case, perhaps we had better engage in a bit of source criticism á la R.H. Charles. Yet even Charles did not opt for a source underlying this though we do see him arguing for a rather considerable dislocation in the text. Rather, I think we have here a contrast between the conquering of the forces opposed to God on the earth (19.11-21) -- the beast(s) and the false prophet with their forces -- and on the other hand the force which underlies these powers on earth, the Dragon (20.7-10).gfsomsel
- Dear Ariel,
An essay which may be helpful as a background for this
passage is "The Matter and Meaning of the Mellinium" by
Geoffrey Bingham from his commentary on the Revelation. The
whole book, with essays, can be found at:
Click on the book itself then the page number of the essay will
be found under "Summary of Contents".
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Ariel Alvarez Valdes
> I am working with Rev 20:7-1, the so called "second
> eschatology battle".
> Some scholars say that this verses are recapitulation
> of Rev 19,11-21 (more exactly, of vv.17-21).
> But in this case, it would mean that, at the same
> time, Satan is tied (20,2) and annihilated (20,10).
> What do you think?
> Thank you very much for any commentary
> Ariel Alvarez Valdes