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Bibil Identifier bibil:213124
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) A Non-combat Myth in Revelation 12
Author Pataki, András Dávid
Journal New Testament Studies (Volume: 57, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 258-272 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The presentation of Jesus in his appearance in Rev 12.5 includes his birth and his ascension, but it does not mention his death, despite its important role elsewhere in the book. The present study, after surveying some typical explanations of this lack, suggests a twofold solution. First, the comparison of the christophanies in the Apocalypse reveals a characteristic sequence in their description into which the messianic appearance in ch. 12 fits well. Second, the fact that John sharply separates the depiction of the satanic intent to kill the Messiah from Jesus' death contributes to the Christology of Revelation. The protagonist of the book is unequivocally superior both to the devil and to all popular mythical figures who must face the forces of chaos.
DOI 10.1017/S0028688510000354
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Appearance
Pericopes Revelation 12,5
Revelation 12,1-12,18
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