Stanley E. Porter & Christopher D. Stanley (εκδ.), As It Is Written; Studying Paul's Use of Scripture (SBL Symposium 50), Brill 2008
ISBN: 978 90 04 15749 1
Περιγραφή εκδοτικού οίκου
19 January: Professor John Barclay (Durham): ‘Security and self-sufficiency: a comparison of Paul and Epictetus’
26 January: to be announced
2 February: Dr Lionel North (Durham): ‘1 Corinthians 8.6: From Confession to Paul to Creed to Paul’
9 February: Professor James Dunn (Durham): ‘Re-appreciating the Oral Jesus Tradition’
16 February: Two short papers on ‘research in progress’: (i) Mr Aaron Sherwood, “Worship and the Unification of Israel and the Nations in Romans 15:7 –13: An Invitation to Further Study”; (ii) Mark Mathews, ‘Name Calling at Qumran and in the Book of Revelation: Identifying Phases of Sectarian Development Through Labels and Sobriquets.’
23 February: Dr Bruce Longenecker (St Andrews): ”They added nothing’: Galatians 2:6-10 and the Poor in Early Christian Mission’
2 March: Professor Francis Watson, ‘On the Authorship of the “Secret Gospel of Mark”’
9 March: Three short papers on ‘research in progress’: (1) Jason Maston, “Paul’s Critique of the Two-Ways Scheme in Romans 7.7-25″, (ii) Laurie Wheeler, “Paul’s Gospel as Prophetic Word in 1 Thessalonians”, (iii) Jonathan Worthington, title to come
"Think of the Book of Revelation as an impressionistic painting instead of a video recording of the future world. John paints verbal pictures depicting the contents of his vision replete with symbolic hues and shades. His descriptions are intended to evoke a sense of wonder, awe, and worship as well as communicate prophetic eschatological expectations. "
"These are fairly easy to identify because of the formula: symbol + “is this” “these are” “which are” = identification."
"After the allusion is verified, the interpreter should seek to understand the meaning of the OT passage in its context. Next, one needs to compare carefully the similarities and differences between the OT and its allusion in Revelation. Once the texts are compared one may see how John ascribes a particular meaning to the OT language and imagery by using and reworking it into the account of his vision."
"First, any existing parallels between Revelation and these writings do not necessitate, demand, or imply any form of literary dependence on the part of the author of the Book of Revelation (Bauckham, Climax of Prophecy, 88-91). What it does indicate is that the authors of these writings all had access to certain traditions circulating independently of the apocalypses existing in either oral or written form. Second, these are not exact parallels in that they rarely share identical wording. When examining a potential apocalyptic parallel it is very important to observe carefully the distinctions and understand how the variations affect the symbols meaning in the text. Third, the date of a given writing deserves serious consideration because the symbolic parallel may derive from the Book of Revelation if the work appeared later."
"Some of the confusion regarding the imagery of the Apocalypse derives directly from the fact that John wrote to people that all shared a common understanding of their surrounding culture within the Roman Empire. ... To the readers of John’s vision in Asia Minor, however, they would have picked up on the cultural connotations associated with these images. A historically informed reading of the text will often clear up the haze of certain symbols."