Der eschatologische Teufelsfall in Apc Joh 12
By Jan Dochhorn
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Revelation 12 is a key text in the Apocalypse of John. Jan Dochhorn explains this pericope from the textual world in the Apocalypse of John and determines its significance for the book as a whole. He provides a strategy for reading Revelation 12 which applies to the entire book, deciphering the meaning of the text by revealing the contextual references, determining the scriptural references and naming the assumed traditional knowledge.This method differs considerably from the interpretational tradition, which explains Revelation primarily on the basis of pagan mythologemes. However, Jan Dochhorn also has an agenda which concerns the history of religion. He defines Revelation 12 as an important piece of textual evidence for the exceptionally productive idea of the apocalyptic fall of Satan in early Judaism and Christianity, thus contributing to the history of the development of Jewish and Christian Satanology.
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, No. 268
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