Monday, October 1, 2012

Revelation curiosities

Although I have read the Bible on and off since I was a boy, I have not read the entire book from beginning to end. Over the past twenty years, however, I have read much of the New Testament. Only recently did I decide to read that most forbidding of N.T. books, Revelation.


I notice there are some odd things about Revelation.


Mixed metaphors and non sequiturs:


“7:14 …They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”


This is not earthly blood, for sure.


“7:17 For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd,…”


The lamb is also the shepherd?


Also, the twenty-four elders are on their thrones, but every time the Four creatures give glory and honor to God, which they do without ceasing, the elders fall down and worship; the elders must spend so little time sitting on their thrones that one wonders how the visionary saw that they ever sat there.