Take it , and eat it up ; and it • roll , he was commanded to go and prophesy to the people of Israel . ... 8 ) , introduces a new symbol , that of eating the book , ' and evidently refers to something that was to occur before the ...
Author: Albert Barnes
little book . And he said unto and it shall make thy belly bitter , me , Take it , * and eat it up ; but it shall be in thy mouth sweet Ezek . iii . 1-3 , 14 . as honey . angel literally descended , and stood upon the sea and the land ...
Being commanded to speak God's words to the people , the prophet is next assured by a symbol , a book given him to eat , that God's words shall be given him . 8 . be not rebellious ] . In addition to the positive command , " hear what I ...
Author: Andrew Bruce Davidson
The Book of Revelation has fired the imaginations of theologians, preachers, artists, and ordinary Christians across the centuries. The resulting number of commentaries on the book is enormous, and most studies can only touch upon, at most, a representative sample of this vast literature. As a consequence, many focus largely on the interpretation of the Apocalypse only within specific periods, such as the patristic period or during the Reformation. One result of this severe limitation given the vast literary corpus is how historical interpretations in critical commentaries of the Book of Revelations tend to prioritize authors from the modern period. In The Book of Revelation and Its Interpreters: Short Studies and an Annotated Bibliography, editors Richard Tresley and Ian Boxall fill a significant gap in the scholarly literature. At its heart is an extensive annotated bibliography, covering commentaries on the book up to 1700, including most of the early illuminated Apocalypses. Supporting the presentation of this survey of the historical interpretations of the Book of Revelation is an extended overview of Revelation’s often-colorful reception history by Christopher Rowland, together with a number of short studies on various aspects of the book. These include discussions of specific commentators, such as Sean Michael Ryan’s look at Tyconius and Francis X. Gumerlock exploration of Chromatius of Aquileia, alongside a more general treatment of Revelation’s impact on the figure of John of Patmos in an essay by Ian Boxall and the visual reception of Revelation in Natasha O’Hear’s article. The Book of Revelation and Its Interpreters provides a valuable bibliographical resource for those working in the field of Biblical Studies, history of Christianity, eschatology and apocalyptic studies. The accompanying essays orient the authors recorded in the bibliography within a larger context, offering specific examples of the Apocalypse’s capacity to speak in fresh and often surprising ways to diverse audiences throughout history.
Also he saw many other secret mysteries about which he was ordered to keep silent, as he testifies.35 Indeed, when he was on the island “a book was given to me,” he says, “and I was told to eat it. And I ate it; and it was,” he says, ...
Author: Ian Boxall
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
God setteth him on work again to prophefy , and The third part of the consolation or confirma- maketh him eat an open book , which before was tion , followeth from verse 8. to the end .
About seventy years after the death of Jesus, John of Patmos sent visionary messages to Christians in seven cities of western Asia Minor. These messages would eventually become part of the New Testament canon, as The Book of Revelation. What was John's message? What was its literary form? Did he write to a persecuted minority or to Christians enjoying the social and material benefits of the Roman Empire? In search of answers to these penetrating questions, Thompson critically examines the language, literature, history, and social setting of the Book of the Apocalypse. Following a discussion of the importance of the genre apocalypse, he closely analyzes the form and structure of the Revelation, its narrative and metaphoric unity, the world created through John's visions, and the social conditions of the empire in which John wrote. He offers an unprecedented interpretation of the role of boundaries in Revelation, a reassessment of the reign of the Emperor Domitian, and a view of tribulation that integrates the literary vision of Revelation with the reality of the lives of ordinary people in a Roman province. Throughout his study, Thompson argues that the language of Revelation joins the ordinary to the extra-ordinary, earth to heaven, and local conditions to supra-human processes.
In the letter to Pergamum the teaching of Balaam – probably the seer's derogatory label for the Nicolaitan teaching—is also said to involve eating "food sacrificed to idols" and practicing immorality (Rev. 2:14-15).
Author: Leonard L. Thompson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
CHAPTER ONE THE BIBLE BEING A BOOK OF EATING Scripture Reading: Gen. 2:8-9, 16; Exo. 12:6-8; Deut. 12:6-7; 15:19-20; 16:10-11, 15; John 6:35, 57, 63; Rev. 22:2, 14 THE BIBLE—A BOOK OF EATING The Bible is a wonderful book.
Author: Witness Lee
Publisher: Living Stream Ministry
2. ult . and 3.1,2 , where eating of the book , signifieth Gods inftruding the Prophet for the work of propbelying when He sent bim out , and His confirming of him by that ligne : The effed of his eating , is , Sweet in his mouth ...
Author: James Durham
Choice Recommended Read This insightful, thought-provoking, and engaging book explores the truth behind how and why we eat and drink what we do. Instead of promising easy answers to eliminating picky eating or weight loss, this book approaches controversial eating and drinking issues from a more useful perspective—explaining the facts to promote understanding of our bodies. The only book to provide an educated reader with a broad, scientific understanding of these topics, The Psychology of Eating and Drinking explores basic eating and drinking processes, such as hunger and taste, as well as how these concepts influence complex topics such as eating disorders, alcohol use, and cuisine. This new edition is grounded in the most up-to-date advances in scientific research on eating and drinking behaviors and will be of interest to anyone.
H. Bruch, Eating Disorders, New York: Basic Books, 1973. 67. Ibid. 68. D. A. Booth, “The Behavioral and Neural Sciences of Ingestion,” in Handbook of Behavioral Neurobiology: Vol. 10. Neurobiology of Food and Fluid Intake, ed.
Author: Alexandra W. Logue
New insights into the role of memory in the medieval world are revealed in this wide-ranging study that draws on a range of examples from Dante, Chaucer, & Aquinas to the symbolism of illuminated manuscripts.
122 Jerome's comments on Ezekiel 3 : 5 , when the prophet is instructed to “ eat the book , ” are also of interest : “ Eating the book is the starting point of reading and of basic history . When , by diligent meditation , we store away ...
Author: Mary J. Carruthers
Publisher: Cambridge University Press