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he student must then post at least one (1) reply of
at least 200 words by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of the assigned Module: Week. This
assignment does not require citations, but the student must cite sources if any are used or quoted.
Any sources cited must have been published within the last five years. Acceptable sources
include the Bible, textbooks, scholarly articles, and online sources approved by your instructor.
Here is my outline, thesis, bibliography so far. I am really struggling with my thesis statement for some reason because it is hard to find a different view of this passage, no matter how many scholars I read. I am also having a difficult time making it “flow.” I feel this is a part I will be refining in the next few weeks for sure.
I am also open to hearing any other sources of scholars/theologians you guys would trust. I have the “big three” Revelation scholars already with Aune, Beale, and Bacukham but I would love to read more. Again, I would love to hear any suggestions regarding anything that could improve my paper as I am working hard on this and hoping it turns out well. I know I have a lot in my outline but I am sure some of that will get trimmed down during the writing stage.
Thanks, and God Bless
Outline: Revelation 1:12-20
Thesis statement
“This paper will demonstrate that the authority and commission for John’s letter to the seven churches comes directly from the risen Christ and not from John’s own accord, and should therefore be seen as authoritative as other Scriptures.”
3. Literary Context
I. Genre—connect my passage to all points below!
Apocalyptic—give brief descriiption
Heavy Symbolism
Theatre for the ears
Follows pattern of Daniel (midrash), other Apocalypses
OT allusions/apocalypses are essential to understanding flow of thought
II. Style
Prophetic Commission Style of letter—give history of it. 2 of them.
(Using Rhetorical Criticism) Ekphrasis
Three-fold style
Broken up into two parts
Purpose was to comfort and not terrify
As a Vision
III. Setting
“In the Spirt” provide setting
IV. Theme (these continue throughout the whole book)
Christ as Priest and King
Jesus as Conquering messiah over not just churches but world,
Continues commission of John from v. 11
Sets up entire book of Rev.,
Vision does not end at v. 20
5. Historical Context
Real Churches—mail route
John’s relationship to the churches
Reason for writing
6. Authority of Christ
“see” Christ’s Voice
One like the Son of Man among lampstands
Hair and Face were white
Stars in hand
7. Commission of John
John Fell as though dead,
I am the First/Last
John Fell as though dead
Keys to Death and
Second commission to write
More than just to the seven churches, but whole book
8. Application
Not to compromise—about “allegiance,”
Provide comfort in face of compromise
9. Conclusion
Aune, David. Revelation 1-5, Volume 52A, edited by David Allen Hubbard, and Glenn W. Barker, HarperCollins Christian Publishing, 2014. ProQuest Ebook Central.
Barnhill, Gregory M. “Seeing Christ through Hearing the Apocalypse: An Exploration of John’s Use of Ekphrasis in Revelation 1 and 19.” Journal for the Study of the New Testament 39, no. 3 (March 2017): 235-57.
Bauckham, Richard. New Testament Theology: The Theology of the Book of Revelation. New York: NY: Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Beale, G. K. The Book of Revelation. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2013.
Constable, Thomas L. “Sonic Light.” Plano Bible Chapel. Accessed November 19, 2021. http:// https://www.planobiblechapel.org/tcon/notes/html/nt/revelation/revelation.htm.
Dalrymple, Rob. Follow the Lamb: A Guide to Reading, Understanding, and Applying the Book of Revelation. Wooster, OH: Weaver Book Company, 2017.
Desilva, David A. “The Strategic Arousal of Emotions in the Apocalypse of John: A Rhetorical-Critical Investigation of the Oracles to the Seven Churches.” New Testament Studies, vol. 54, no. 1, 2008, pp. 90-114.
Fee, Gordon. Revelation: A New Covenant Commentary. Cambridge, UK: Lutterworth Press, 2013. Accessed November 18, 2021. ProQuest Ebook Central.
Guthrie, George H., and III, Tremper Longman. Hebrews, James. New York, NY: HarperCollins Christian Publishing, 2011. ProQuest Ebook Central. (762/1001)
Hendriksen, William. More Than Conquerors: An Interpretation of the Book of Revelation. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book, 1940.
Osborne, Grant R. Revelation Verse by Verse. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2016.
Stewart, Alexander. “The Future of Israel, Early Christian Hermeneutics, and the Apocalypse of John,” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 61, no. 3 (09, 2018): 563-75.
Whitaker, Robyn J. Ekphrasis, Vision, and Persuasion in the Book of Revelation. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2015. Accessed November 16, 2021. ProQuest Ebook Central.
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