Lamb Christology of the
Apocalypse of John
An Investigation into Its
Origins & Rhetorical Force

By Loren L. Johns
December 2003
Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3-16-148164-X
287 pages, 6" x 9 "
$97.50 Paper Original


What did "Lamb" symbolize in the ancient near Eastern world? What did it convey to the first-century audience of the Revelation? And why did the author use this symbol? Loren J. Johns analyzes the symbolic meaning of apviov in the Apocalypse of John as the Central feature of the Christology of Revelation. Contents include: Introduction, Lambs in the Ancient Near East and the Graeco-Roman Environment, Lambs in Early Judaism, Lamb Symbolism in the Old Testament and the Apocalypse, The Rhetorical Force of the Lamb Christology in the Apocalypse, The Semantic Domain of "Lamb" in the Old Testament, "Titles" Used for Jesus in the Apocalypse of John.

Review:
"...unprecedented examination of the Lamb-symbol in biblical writings...Johns writes without compromise and with great clarity...his argument is accessible to the general reader, and the book will be a great value for nonspecialists with an interest in Revelation...Let us hope that this book, and perhaps others drawn from it, will find a wide audience."
---Ted Grimsrud, Eatern Mennonite University, Quarterly Review


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