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Bibil Identifier bibil:200617
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Sea That is No More
Title (English, ) Rev 21:1 and the Function of Sea Imagery in the Apocalypse of John
Author Moo, Jonathan
Journal Novum Testamentum. An International Quarterly for New Testament and Related Studies (Volume: 51, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 148-167 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The enigmatic phrase in Rev 21:1, “the sea is no more”, has yet to be adequately explained or related cogently to the rest of the book. In this article I categorise the multiple roles in which θαλασσα appears in Rev 4-20 and address the potential implications of each use of sea imagery for explaining its absence from John's vision of the new heaven and earth. Along the way, the various theories that have been proposed by other interpreters are assessed; this is followed by a brief consideration of the potential relevance of several parallels that have been suggested. On the basis of these investigations and an analysis of the context of Rev 21-22, it is proposed that the difficult phrase in 21:1c is best explained in terms of the use of a new-creation typology that serves to highlight the way in which this new creation differs from that described in Gen 1.
DOI 10.1163/156853608X318457
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Water
Pericopes Revelation 21,1
Terms θάλασσα
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