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An historical exegetical interpretation of the Revelation sees the book as written within the context of the whole of the Bible, God the Holy Spirit Himself the primary Author. See 2 Timothy 2: The Resurrection Body, and the Destruction of the Universe by Fire The Resurrection Body The Book of Revelation does not include explicit descriptions of the spiritual body of those who are resurrected from the dead.
The historical exegete can arguably point out that within the context of the book itself John testifies that he saw that the "souls" of those who had been beheaded "came to life", but that he does not say that their "bodies" came to life.
And that he also does not testify that those who "came to life, and reigned with Christ a thousand years", shone like the stars and the sun in radiant brightness. The text of Revelation While this is true of the text, and cannot be denied, that is, that this passage does not say their bodies were raised to life, Christian tradition includes the final resurrection of the body itself, and the radiance of it, at the last judgment, as implicit in this passage of the Revelation, within the context of the whole of the New Testament.
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We shall not all sleep, but we shall be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.
For this perishable nature must put on the imperishable, and this mortal nature must put on immortality. In this view, the souls of those who had been beheaded come to life spiritually and reign with Christ in the spirit, before the coming of the last and final judgment, when their physical bodies sleeping in the dust of the earth will also awake and finally be raised to life and immortality.
The Destruction of the Universe by Fire The Book of Revelation does not include explicit descriptions of the destruction of the physical universe by fire.
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fire, and the earth and the works that are upon it will be burned up.
Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of persons ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be kindled and dissolved, and the elements will melt with fire!
But according to his promise we wait for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. But it does not explicitly state that the whole entirety of the heavens and the earth and the elements of the physical universe will pass away and melt with fire at the last judgment.
The historical exegete can point out that this is nowhere found within the Book of Revelation, and that it is not in fact the main message of the book. It is a certainty that those who have absolutely rejected God will be condemned to be thrown bodily into the lake of fire, the second death, but the Revelation does not speak directly of the destruction of whole of the heavens and the earth and the elements of the universe with fire.
John is not shown this, and it is not described by the angel. Nevertheless, Christian tradition sees this final cataclysm as implicit in the fulfillment of Revelation This is taken as parallel to the teaching of God himself through St.
Paul in 2 Corinthians 5: The Christian who has come to life in Christ Jesus as a member of His body sees the whole of existence new, and all that had been before has now passed away. The Christian is a new creature of God and all of life has been transformed.
This is the literal sense of scripture drawn from the text by an historical exegesis of its context. This is not the final destruction of the heavens and the earth and the melting of the elements of the whole of the universe on the final day of judgment.
That final cataclysmic destruction is included by the biblical exegete within the allegorical and anagogical senses of scripture in the reading of the Revelation; but it is not taken as part of an historical exegesis of its most literal sense, as the primary message of the book.
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Herrick, Robert (), English Cavalier poet, whose work is noted for its diversity of form and for its style, melody, and feeling.
He was born in London and educated at the University of Cambridge.