Use of Zechariah in Revelation

By Marko Jauhiainen
September 2005
J.C.B. Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3161486633
220 pages
$77.50 Paper Original

Marko Jauhiainen contributes to the ongoing discussion regarding the use of the Old Testament in Revelation by seeking to clarify the question of how exactly the book of Revelation uses the book of Zechariah.

Undertaking a thorough examination of the links between the two documents, the author concludes that the number of allusions to Zechariah is significantly smaller than often maintained and that the exaggerated claims are at least partly traceable back to inadequate methodology.

Yet John's use of Zechariah makes a significant contribution to Revelation. The burning issue for Zechariah was the coming of restoration of God's people and John brings closure to open, unfulfilled prophecies, offering his own vision as the final word on the question of when and how this restoration will take place.

Partial Contents:
Revelation as a vision? John's audience & sources. John's use of the OT. Survey of previous methodologies. Zechaiah & the restoration of Israel. Analysis of allusions to Zechariah 1-14. John's use of Zechariah. Conclusion. Bibliography. References. Modern Authors. Index of subjects and key terms.

Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, Vol. II, No. 199

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