RE: Rev 1:4

From: Maurice A. O'Sullivan (
Date: Sat Feb 12 2000 - 14:49:58 EST

<x-flowed>At 12:56 12/02/00 -0600, Carl W. Conrad (quoting Andrew T. Dolan ) wrote:
> >These seven angels are something of stock characters in apocalypses (see,
> >e.g., Tob 12:15; 1 Enoch 90:21). They are attendants of high rank.

True enough -- but the subject line of the original posting is "Rev. 1:4 ",
and in the ABD [ in the article on "Christology (N.T) ] Dunn writes:
>>In Revelation the seven spirits of God (= the Holy Spirit) are depicted
as the
  the eyes of the Lamb (Rev 5:6).
Freedman, David Noel, ed., The Anchor Bible Dictionary, (New York:
Doubleday) 1997, 1992.

The original poster might like to look at three other articles in ABD:
Angels (N.T)
Holy Spirit
Patriarchs, Testaments of the Twelve ( where he will note a reference to
"reflecting Stoic conceptions" )

After all, a _little_ homework won't come amiss <g>


Maurice A. O'Sullivan [ Bray, Ireland ]

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