By Peter S. Perry

Revelation 7:1-17 happens among the outlet of the 6th and 7th seal and Rev 10:1-11:13 among the 6th and 7th trumpet blasts. Interpreters frequently clarify those passages as 'interludes,' 'parentheses,' or 'expansions,' yet now not when it comes to historical communique. Peter S. Perry analyzes those interruptions within the seals and trumpets in gentle of digressions in historic rhetorical thought and perform. Digressions are defined through Hermagoras, Cicero, and Quintilian and regular, together with in Josephus' works, Jubilees, Sibylline Oracles I/II, Zechariah, and Exodus. As with different historic digressions, Rev 7:1-17 and 10:1-11:13 are unessential to the logical move yet necessary to the book's effect. those passages excite the sentiments, form personality, and provides perception into John's rhetorical approach and goals.

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