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The Wedding of the Lamb: A Historical Approach to the Book of Revelation
Papandrea, James L.

Eugene: Pickwick, Ore., 2010 pp. x + 258. $29.00

Description: The Wedding of the Lamb does not fit into any of the traditional categories of interpretation for the book of Revelation. The author uses historical sources to combine New Testament interpretation with the history of the Roman/early Christian period to present an interpretation that is meant to approximate the way the early Christians would have understood the text. Far from a doomsday message, the message of Revelation is one of hope for a Church in the midst of persecution. The result is an interpretation which, unlike the proliferation of fictionalized accounts of the "end-times," recognizes that most of the images in the book of Revelation are references to events in the history of the Church.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Revelation, Literature

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Review by Russell Morton
Published 6/26/2011
Citation: Russell Morton, review of James L. Papandrea, The Wedding of the Lamb: A Historical Approach to the Book of Revelation, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2011).

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