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John’s use of Scripture in Revelation 1:7

M. J.J Menken
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 41, No 2 | a306 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v41i2.306 | © 2007 M. J.J Menken | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 July 2007 | Published: 27 July 2007

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M. J.J Menken, Faculty of Catholic Theology, Tilburg University, Utrecht, Netherlands

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Abstract

Four questions are asked in this paper: (1) Which are the Old Testament passages from which John quotes in Revelation 1:7? (2) To what extent do the separate quotations and their combination belong to the early Christian tradition used by John? (3) How and where did this combination of quotations come into being? (4) What does John aim at with this com- bination of quotations in this context? John makes use of the combination of God’s eschatological agent as depicted in Daniel 7 and the “pierced one” from Zechariah 12 into one figure, to present the traditional early Christian eschatology, phrased in Old Testament terms, as the basis and the starting point of his book.

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Christology; Revelation Of John; Use Of The Old Testament In The New Testament

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