Hearing at the Boundaries of Vision : Education Informing Cosmology in Revelation 9, Paperback / softback Book

Hearing at the Boundaries of Vision : Education Informing Cosmology in Revelation 9 Paperback / softback

Part of the The Library of New Testament Studies series

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This study considers how a significant variable, namely level of literary education (enkuklios paideia), might affect an ancient hearer's interpretation of Revelation 9.

This volume focuses on how two hypothetical ancient hearer-constructs, with very different "mental libraries", may interpret the rich cosmological imagery of Revelation 9. The first, ancient hearer-construct (HC1), the recipient of a minimal literary education, retains a Homeric cosmological model.

The second ancient hearer-construct (HC2), by contrast, utilises a tertiary-level knowledge of Aratus and Plato to allegorically reinterpret the cosmological imagery of Rev 9 (cf. 'Hippolytus', Refutatio IV.46-50). The volume concludes by critically comparing the hypothetical responses of HC1 and HC2 with the early reception of Revelation 9 by Victorinus, Tyconius and Oecumenius (3rd-6th century CE), attentive to the educational attainment of each commentator.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: New Testaments
  • ISBN: 9780567222169

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