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By Dave Mathewson

In this booklet the writer makes an attempt to maneuver past basically deciding on and substantiating OT allusions in Revelation to contemplating how the presence of OT allusions and echoes impacts examining Rev. 21.1-22.5 and the way the OT services in the context of the full paintings. the writer concludes number of semantic results spring to mind by means of the author's non-stop intertextual attract the OT: new production, new exodus, new Jerusalem, new covenant, bridge, new temple-priesthood, paradise restored and renewed, inclusion of the international locations, prophetic legitimization. the various allusions functionality to form the reader's conception of eschatological hope.

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64. 1. Introduction 25 Hays, 'quotation, allusion, and echo may be seen as points along a spectrum of intertextual reference, moving from the explicit to the subliminal'. 84 Yet more important than classifying instances of Old Testament usage is giving an account of their interpretive significance within Rev. 5. 5. Moreover, since John does not slavishly imitate his sources, it will be important for our investigation to account for the way the author has adapted and transformed his Old Testament-based imagery.

2 lacks the reference to 'rejoicing' and instead characterizes the city as 'holy' and as a 'new Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God' and 'prepared as a bride adorned for her husband'. These changes and additions need to be sorted out in relation to potential Old Testament influence and their significance for interpretation. Holy City Some scholars have detected an echo of Isa. 46 Yet as Fekkes observes, the title 'holy city' was fairly common parlance in reference to Jerusalem from the Maccabean period,47 making it unnecessary to postulate an allusion to Isa.

2. 1-5a 35 In appropriating Isa. 17 into its present context, John has made two alterations. 1, a phrase used throughout Revelation to introduce a vision sequence. Stylistically, this change has the effect of suiting the Isaian oracle to John's visionary context, suggesting that what was promised in the original Isaian oracle is now seen in its accomplishment in John's climactic vision. (2) For Isaiah's nnSTn vb Rev. 1 has aTrnA0av. Van Ruiten tries to explain this change based on Isa. 3,26 However, lexically and contextually the parallels are inexact.

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