By J. Webb Mealy
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A-Temporal and Other Alternative Approaches 35 The Church awaits her Lord until the Parousia, but then all her yearning is assuaged. 1 As Schnackenburg looks at Rev. 7-10 may have taken place for descriptive reasons. 6, the Christian idea of the millennial setting]. 1-15 with other parts of Revelation. He has also made 1. God's Rule and Kingdom, p. 346. Schnackenburg offers little more than a statement of this important point. Later on in the present study, it will be shown that a very strong case can be made in support of it.
In order for it to read smoothly, one would have to do something like excise either the bold or the italicized portion. However, the repetition between the two verses makes perfect sense, assuming the integral function of vv. 4-6. Verse 6 ends with a reference to the thousand year reign of the saints, so v. 7 both links with this and serves to recall the situation as it was presented in v. 3 before a new subject was introduced. In other words, Rev. 1-10 functions elegantly as a whole, but it shows marked clumsiness when analysed as two halves of a single vision separated by an independent interlude.
3. Priesterfur Gott, p. 323 (her summary). 4. Priesterfur Gott, p. 323. 3. 1 Similarly, Rev. 21 shows that the saints alone are pictured as inheriting the kingdom of the world at the parousia, and Rev. 5 shows that their reign with Christ is not limited to the thousand years. 4ff. In fact, it is obvious that the number 'one thousand' has lost its quantitative-temporal character in Rev. 3 Fiorenza fills out these statements by affirming that the picture of the first resurrection is intended to convey not chronological-sequential information, but rather theological promise.
After the Thousand Years: Resurrection and Judgment in Revelation 20 by J. Webb Mealy