In a message dated 11/12/2005 8:39:32 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> Ken - re John 5:24-29; these verses are part of a double
> chiasm with the centre of each focussing on opposites -
> believing and non believing. Given the complex concentric
> structures in Revelation, it is possible that the same poet
> wrote both - but hardly necessary.
I do not used the seeming relationship between Rev 20 and John 5 as evidence
for Johannine authorship of Rev. 20. I already have in mind (from other
evidence) that John is the author of both the Gospel and the Revelation. Having that
in mind, I see a double resurrection in John 5 and suppose that since (on
other grounds) John wrote Rev 20, that he would be picking up on his already
established two resurrection motif.
I see Rev 11:2 as reflecting Luke 21:24 also. But I (obviously) wouldn't say
this is evidence Luke wrote Revelation.
I am afraid I may have made you think I was using the Rev 20 / John 5
similarity as evidence of authorship. That was a mistaken impression that I didn't
Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr., M.Div, Th.M., Th.D
"Serious Studies for Serious Christians"
Chancellor and Research Professor in Theology
Christ College, Lynchburg, Virginia
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