This paper focuses on Rev 12 and seeks to inquire whether it is rooted in past 'Christian' history. Most commentators see this chapter as informed by the 'combat myth', whether explicitly or implicitly. Few scholars consulted made any connections with Herod or the Slaughter of the Innocents. This chapter commences a long and important sequence extending to 14:20. Unlike earlier sequences it lacks specific numbering, though a similar format of six sections followed by a (two-part) interlude ahead of a seventh section can be discerned.
|Title of host publication||The New Testament in its first century setting|
|Subtitle of host publication||essays on context and background : in honour of B.W. Winter on his 65th birthday|
|Editors||P.J. Williams, Andrew D. Clarke, Peter M. Head, David Instone-Brewer|
|Place of Publication||Grand Rapids, Mich|
|Publisher||William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|