The author of Revelation presents himself as John, the astral seer, who professes faith in the Resurrected Jesus and who belonged to the house of Israel. John writes of traveling into the sky; but this perspective of sky-visions is completely neglected in the traditional commentaries and studies on Revelation. Malina and Pilch demonstrate the necessity of taking ancient sky-interpretation seriously for reading the book of Revelation in its first-century context.
Building on their earlier works on Revelation, and using this highly successful commentary model, Malina and Pilch have charted a new direction for Revelation studies. Includes line-drawings and photographs, as well as charts and diagrams on ancient Mediterranean astrology.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Friday Book Giveaway!
This week's gvieaway is Malina and Pilch, Social Science Commentary on the Book of Revelation.
Here is the blurb:
So enter you name below and I will choose the winner on Sunday. Remember, if you are the chosen one you have five days to claim your prize or it goes back on the shelf.