Stephen Pattemore examines passages inside Revelation 4:1–22:21 that depict the folk of God as actors within the apocalyptic drama and infers what impression those passages might have had at the self-understanding and behavior of the unique viewers of the paintings. He makes use of Relevance concept, a improvement within the linguistic box of pragmatics, to aid comprehend the textual content opposed to the history of allusion to different texts. 3 very important photographs are traced. the image of the souls below the altar (6:9–11) is located to control a lot of the course of the textual content with its name to devoted witness and willingness for martyrdom. Even the militant snapshot of a messianic military (7:1–8, 14:1–5) urges the viewers in exactly an analogous course. either photos mix within the ultimate photo of the bride, the fruits of problem and wish traced in brief within the New Jerusalem visions.
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