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The Book of Revelation (7) – Chapters 17:1—19:10

Finally we have arrived at the judgment of the great harlot, the Roman Empire. John is taken in the spirit to the wilderness, from which vantage point he can view the harlot safely, without the risk that he too might be seduced. This is one of John’s most masterful satires. “I saw a woman sitting […]

The Book of Revelation (5) Chapters 12 to 14

John now takes an ancient Greek myth in which the dragon Python attempts to kill the newborn son of the god Zeus. The mother Leto fled to the island of Delos. There the son of Zeus, the god Apollo, was born. Apollo very soon kills the dragon. The Romans re-worked the myth into an impressive […]