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By Dave Mathewson

In this e-book the writer makes an attempt to maneuver past in simple terms making a choice on and substantiating OT allusions in Revelation to contemplating how the presence of OT allusions and echoes impacts analyzing Rev. 21.1-22.5 and the way the OT features in the context of the whole paintings. the writer concludes number of semantic results spring to mind through the author's non-stop intertextual entice the OT: new construction, new exodus, new Jerusalem, new covenant, bridge, new temple-priesthood, paradise restored and renewed, inclusion of the international locations, prophetic legitimization. the various allusions functionality to form the reader's conception of eschatological hope.

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5. The above studies also attest to the importance of accounting for the fact that John does not slavishly follow his sources, but at significant junctures modifies and transforms his Old Testament imagery, especially Ezekiel. Thus, John is 'missing' a temple in his vision, and the restrictive perspective of the Old Testament texts is universalized. Yet conflicting accounts for this have been offered. According to Rissi, John's adaptation of the Old Testament points to a thoroughgoing universalism of the Old Testament.

See esp. Eco, Role of the Reader, pp. 7-8. 16. Eco, Role of the Reader', p. 8. 17. As discussed in the Introduction, this activity is under the constraint of what the author could have been expected to know as encoded in the text, although at times our conclusions may range beyond what can be proven to be the author's conscious intention. Moreover, it is illegitimate to restrict our observations to what the first readers would or would not have grasped, since, as Bauckham points out, 'the process of great literary creation does not necessarily calculate what readers will notice' {Climax, p.

315). Cf. also Rissi, Future, pp. 46-51. 42 A New Heaven and a New Earth tabernacle (cf Exod. 8; cf. 1 Chron. 19; cf. Wis. 13; 2 Apoc. Bar. 2-4; Jub. 36;'Sib. Or. 420-27; T. Ben. 2; T. Dan. 5; cf. 56 The closest parallels to Rev. 25-28 the seer beholds a mourning woman (Zion) who is transformed into a newly built city. 15-36, where the city, invisible at present, appears from heaven in a place where there was nothing previously. A similar concept is attested in 2 Apoc. Bar.

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