Description: Sets of seven. 666. The Whore of Babylon and the Seven-headed Beast. How would first-century readers have heard these things? One can get at an answer by asking, How does the Book of Revelation compare with contemporaneous Jewish apocalypses? God's Timetable unlocks the hitherto unseen Jewish background to the Apocalypse based on the seven weeks leading up to Pentecost, the Harvest Feast. The meaning of Revelation suddenly becomes clearer. Stramara situates the Book of Revelation in its original context as a prophetic work regarding the end of the world, the final harvest, and Jesus as the fulfillment of expectations.
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Revelation, Literature
Review by Daniel Streett
Citation: Daniel Streett, review of Daniel F. Stramara Jr., God's Timetable: The Book of Revelation and the Feast of Seven Weeks, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2012).
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