The introductory verse betrays the complicated character of the whole work. to show unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass," and at the same time as a revelation of Jesus Christ to "his servant John." According to recent investigations, the latter part was interpolated by the compiler, who worked the two sections of the book—the main apocalypse (ch. 6) and the letters to the "seven churches" (i.-iii. The anti-Paulinian character of the letters to the seven churches and the anti-Roman character of the apocalyptic section have been a source of great embarrassment, especially to Protestant theologians, ever since the days of Luther; but the apocalypse has become especially important to Jewish students since it has been discovered by Vischer (see bibliography) that the main apocalypse actually belongs to Jewish apocalyptic literature. These seven churches were those of Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamus, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea. 14, ="Nicolaos"), because, like Balaam, he seduced the people to idolatry and fornication by his false prophecies and witchcraft (Num.
16, where Jesus is represented as saying, "I am the root and the offspring of David" (comp.
The close of the visionary letters is found at xxii. 1, 8 ("I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was and will be ["will come" is a Christian alteration], the Almighty") and part of i. 1 et seq.) how he was carried up by the spirit (with the angel's word, "Come down hither," compare the expression "Yorede Merkabah"), and how he saw "a throne set in heaven and One sitting on the throne," after the manner of Ezek.
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How much local cults, as that of Esculapius in Pergamos ("Satan's seat"; ii. All the more severely does the seer condemn the Pauline teaching as "the teaching of Balaam" (comp. the rabbinical term, "zokeh") will be given a lot or mark ("goral") bearing the Ineffable Name, and he shall "eat of the hidden manna" (ii.
10); to him "that overcometh" in the contest (comp. He also received acclaim for his role in the PT Anderson drama There Will Be Blood.He appeared in his first Broadway production at the age of ten.Of these one is singled out by the name of Nicolaites (ii. Another singled out was a woman, probably a prophetess, called Jezebel (ii. Evidently the seed sown by Paul and his associates, who in their antinomian Gnosticism boasted of having penetrated "the deep things of God" (I Cor. 10), had borne evil fruit, so that the seer of Patmoscalls these heretics "false apostles and liars" (ii. 13), had to do with these heresies it is difficult to say; certain it is that many were "polluted" by pagan practises (ii. As to the relation of this to the apocalypse which follows see below. 8) contains several Jewish apocalypses worked into one, so altered, interpolated, and remodeled as to impress the reader as the work of the author of the letters to the seven churches. 6-7), formed part of the original Jewish apocalypse; also xi. In all probability this apocalypse was written before the destruction of Jerusalem, at a time of persecution, when many Jews died as martyrs, though many others yielded; hence only 12,000 of each tribe are to be selected. The Second Jewish Apocalypse: Far more powerful, and expressive of intense hatred of Rome, the Babel-like destroyer of Judea, is the second Jewish apocalypse, or series of apocalypses, written during the siege and after the destruction of Jerusalem, and contained in ch.