Der Tag der Plagen


Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2. No.387

Der Tag der Plagen

By: Michael Sommer
June 2015
Mohr Siebeck
Distributed by Coronet Books
ISBN: 9783161531170
303 Pages
$137.50 Paper original


The Book of Revelation is a text which combines many of the story lines from Israel's scriptures. John created a unique genre of text by placing allusions to the traditions of Israel together vividly. Moreover, his writings are nothing short of a masterpiece, built as they are on a huge network of keywords and a connection of motifs. Michael Sommer examines and explains one of the main threads in this complex text. He demonstrates that Rev 6:12-16:21 can be read as a coherent sub-unit in the apocalyptic visions in which John wanted to fuse together the two traditions of the great Day of the Lord and the plagues in Egypt.