[B-Greek] Warning re: APO KATABOLHS KOSMOU in Rev 13:8 and 17:8, etc.
Carl W. Conrad
cwconrad at ioa.com
Tue Nov 8 17:39:04 EST 2005
George has quite rightly noted that this thread is now threatening to
cross over the boundaries of appropriate list-discussion. The
classification of the book of Revelation as being "prophetic" or
"apocalyptic" in genre is, as is already clear, a matter of deeply-
held and conflicting convictions, convictions that would seem to be
grounded in hermeneutical assumptions. Please let's not go further
down this track or else this thread will be terminated.
On Nov 8, 2005, at 5:10 PM, gfsomsel at juno.com wrote:
> What precisely determines whether a work is or is not an apocalyse
> has been the subject of much discussion which I'll not enter into
> here since it is beyond the list protocol. I might state, however,
> that I operate with the definition provided by Wilhelm Bousset in
> his epochal commentary on the book. He stated that the difference
> between prophecy and apocalyptic consists in the fact that the
> prophet hears the word of the Lord and declares it whereas the
> apocalyptist sees visions and describes these visions. Thus while
> the one is no less prophetic than the other, the method differs.
> This is the only remark I intend to make on this topic in deference
> to the strictures of the list. Anyone wishing to continue the
> discussion may contact me offlist.
Carl W. Conrad
Co-Chair, B-Greek List
Department of Classics, Washington University (Emeritus)
cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu or cwconrad2 at mac.com
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