[B-Greek] APO KATABOLHS KOSMOU in Rev 13:8 and 17:8, etc.
kline-dekooning at earthlink.net
Tue Nov 8 16:03:26 EST 2005
On Nov 8, 2005, at 12:04 PM, Ken Penner wrote:
> I haven't been following the thread terribly closely, but it seems
> to me a
> lot of red herrings are being chased.
> Maybe this has been pointed out and I missed it, but isn't the
> ultimately about what APO KATABOLHS KOSMOU modifies?
No, in fact, that question is a red herring. The big problem with
this discussion is that some the participants want to divorce the
meaning of GEGRAPTAI in Rev 17:8 from the ideological framework of
apocalyptic. Exegesis in a vacuum. The idea that the course of
history was "written down" in advance is central to Jewish and
Christian apocalyptic. I haven't been able to find a single scholarly
work on Revelation which even suggests the possibility of this other
interpretation. Why not? Because it ignores the central idea of
apocalyptic which is the unveiling of divine plan which was
established APO KATABOLHS KOSMOU.
Dr. Conrad had it right to begin with. The thread could have ended
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