The Revelation of S. John the Divine; With Notes and Introduction Volume 20

The Revelation of S. John the Divine; With Notes and Introduction Volume 20

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...for any stone of the least common and precious colour of the original "jacinth." Here the horsemen had breastplates of fiery red, of smoky blue, and of sulphurous yellow. Whether all had tricoloured armour, or whether there were three divisions, each in a distinctive uniform, may be doubted: but the three plagues corresponding to these colours, which we hear of directly after, are almost certainly inflicted by the whole army alike: and this affords some presumption that the attire of each was symbolical of all three. 18. diri Twv...4K ToO.... The prepositions imply that the slaughter came of the plagues. 19. i)-yap foti(r a Twv tiriruy. For the use of the word f mmla (sometimes elsewhere translated "authority" or "liceuce"), of. vi. 8, iz. 3. St Luke xxii. 53 illustrates the meaning of the word in such a context. 20. Ik Tv Ipyav rwv vcipuv avruv. A common Old Testament formula both for idolatry, .lor. i. 16, and other sins, ib. xxv. 14. tva (mi irpoo-Kwijo-owriv. This verse gives us the only clue we have to the interpretation. It is a plague on idolaters that is here described--neither on unfaithful Christians, nor on antichristian infidels of a more refined type--unless the latter shall in the last days, as in the age of the Boman persecutions, and one may almost say of the Renaissance and Reformation, ally itself against the Gospel with the vulgar or sensuous idolatry which it was its natural tendency to despise. 21. teal ov (iT voTo-av. Answers to Ovtc neTcr&ijfaii above: o! ouro2 is of course the subject of both: though Andreas, treating ver. 19 as parenthetical, makes oi Xoitto! the subject of &ireKrav6riaav--the third part were killed and likewise the remnant who were more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236868870
  • 9781236868879