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The Victor Sayings in the Book of Revelation
     

The Victor Sayings in the Book of Revelation

by Mark Wilson
 

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This is the first major study to focus solely on the victor sayings and should prove invaluable to scholars and students of Revelation and apocalyptic literature. It demonstrates that the motif of victory is Revelation's macrodynamic theme. Chiasmus is proposed as the book's macrostructure, based in part on the chiastic nature of the promises to the victors, with

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This is the first major study to focus solely on the victor sayings and should prove invaluable to scholars and students of Revelation and apocalyptic literature. It demonstrates that the motif of victory is Revelation's macrodynamic theme. Chiasmus is proposed as the book's macrostructure, based in part on the chiastic nature of the promises to the victors, with the later fulfillment of these promises in the book. The proposed forms for the seven letters—forms such as edicts, oracles, and epistles—are examined, and it is concluded that they are a mixtum compositum best called "prophetic letters." The sociological significance of victory is explored within the Greco-Roman world. The text of the promises and their co-texts (as reflected intertextually in traditions of biblical literature) receive thorough examination. The eschatological fulfillment of the victor sayings is surveyed in Revelation's later chapters, especially in chapters 21-22, where the new Jerusalem is depicted. The study concludes with an investigation of the ways that the promises were appropriated for the time and the text world of Revelation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556351464
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/2007
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Wilson serves as the director of the Asia Minor Research Center in Izmir, Turkey, where he lives much of the year with his wife, Dindy. He is a research associate in the Department of Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the University of South Africa and serves as an adjunct professor of early Christianity at several seminaries. An author and editor of a number of books and articles, Wilson has released three other volumes on Revelation. He is a member of eight biblical and archaeological societies and often leads study tours in Turkey to the "seven churches" of Revelation.

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