Summary Summary of the Book of Revelation This summary of the book of Revelation provides information about the title, author sdate of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the Book of Revelation. Author Four times the author identifies himself as John 1: From as early as Justin Martyr in the second century a.
In order to do so, he defines myth and history, rejects the former and accepts the latter as proper classifications of the Bible. He succeeds, to a degree, on 1. He did pretty well on 2until it came to addressing alternative hypotheses, where he falls flat.
This volume is basically a more polemical version of. Althoug Oswalt's aims are to 1 establish Biblical religion as distinct from that of its neighbors, and 2 establish that only supernatural means could have made Israel distinct.
Although Walton helped with this project, he differs from Walton on major facts. I get bored arguing definitions so I'll skip that part. Oswalt argues that the Biblical world view is "transcendent;" God transcends the cosmos. The other ANE religions can be described as "continuous;" Humans, nature, and the gods are all continuous with each other.
He lists the following differences between the Bible and the rest of the ANE: I'll just address very quickly the points on which I believe he is wrong. This is simply not true, as the word elohim is appropriated to Yahweh, sons of God in the divine council, angels, disembodied human dead, etc.
Older portions have Yahweh as the Most High God, and even older portions have Yahweh as a junior deity. That's because he, like Oswald, assumes the unity of the Bible and doesn't do any source criticism. I bought this argument until I read.
The P writer has a high view of humanity God made garden for manbut the earlier J writer has man slaving away for the gods just like the Babylonian account Gen3. That is why most scholars, Walton included, do not believe Gen1. However, Chronicles does indeed whitewash David's sins recorded in Kings.
Oswalt concludes that nothing but divine intervention could have set Israel from that of her neighbors. No cataclysmic event could have done it. Babylonian captivity could not have done it; the same thing happened to other West Semitic religions, and the result was the death of their religions when they realized their god was powerless.
Well, Israel's situation differs because even before the exile they believed Yahweh was more powerful than the other gods. Oswalt may argue, that well, that just moves the question one step back; How did Israel believe in Yahweh's superiority when Israel's neighbors were polytheistic?
Well, the fact is, even the old Canaanite religion is henotheistic. As Walton said, "In the Ugaritic literature the head of the pantheon is El. Well, then how did the Canaanites become that way?
Smith, all of whom believed Israelite religion evolved. Why he only devotes 13 pp out of the entire book to addressing alternative hypotheses is perplexing.
Oswalt's main beef with Dever is with Dever's assertion that the later priestly caste expunged most of the indicators of Israel's pre-exilic polytheism but left some evidence in there. Oswalt's reply is, if they wanted to do that, why didn't they just go all the way and remove everything?
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John Oswalt decided to investigate this claim and address it directly in his book The Bible Among The Myths: Unique Revelation or Just Ancient Literature? (promo video). This book comes to me by recommendation of several people, and the introduction alone sparked great .
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Summary The book of Revelation calls Christians to remain faithful to God and Christ and to resist the powers of evil in the conviction that God will prevail and bring salvation in the new Jerusalem. The Book of Revelation Foretells the Future.
If you would like to be better prepared for the events that are coming, that will happen in the future, then you might want to watch this.