A New Heaven and a New Earth: The Meaning and Function of the Old Testament in Revelation 21.1-22.5
A New Heaven and a New Earth: The Meaning and Function of the Old Testament in Revelation 21.1-22.5

A New Heaven and a New Earth: The Meaning and Function of the Old Testament in Revelation 21.1-22.5

in The Library of New Testament Studies

by David L. Mathewson

Pages 288
Publisher T&T Clark
Published 2003
ISBN-13 9780826462268
In this book the author attempts to move beyond merely identifying and substantiating OT allusions in Revelation to considering how the presence of OT allusions and echoes affects reading Rev. 21.1-22.5 and how the OT functions within the context of the entire work. The author concludes that a variety of semantic effects are evoked by the author's continuous intertextual appeal to the OT: new creation, new exodus, new Jerusalem, new covenant, bridge, new temple-priesthood, paradise restored and renewed, inclusion of the nations, prophetic legitimization. The numerous allusions function to shape the reader's perception of eschatological hope.

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