Rev 12:18

clayton stirling bartholomew c.s.bartholomew at
Fri Jul 30 15:53:44 EDT 1999

>> Ray Clendenen at BSSBNOTES
>> 07/30/99 01:57 PM
>> Does anyone know why some translations have 18 verses in Rev. 12 and some
>> have only 17 verses and the contents of v. 18 ("and I/he stood upon the
>> sand/shore of the sea") at the beginning of 13:1? Other than the I/he text
>> problem I NA doesn't indicate a text problem.
>> Ray Clendenen
>> Broadman & Holman
> Ray,
> It is precisely the ESTAQH/ESTAQHN question which is the issue. If the
> first person is read then it becomes a comment about the narrator which
> falls into the next scene (13:1). If it is the third person it becomes a
> comment about hO DRAKWN which belongs to 12:18.  (vid. H.B. Swete,
> Revelation p160)
> Clay

I should have looked at the English versions before posting this. Since
your question isn't really answered by my comment. All the English
versions I have at hand put 12:18 into 13:1 without it being dependent
on the textual issue.  So the editors of the english versions do not
follow the thinking of H.B.Swete on this issue.


Clayton Stirling Bartholomew
Three Tree Point
P.O. Box 255 Seahurst WA 98062

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