Dr. Ian Paul

Metaphors and Revelation 12-13
Alan Brady over at Café Apocalypsis had a nice summary of parts of Dr. Ian Paul’s article “” in Studies in the Book of Revelation, ed. S. Moyse (see here) and some methodological reflections on the interpretation of metaphors.

Ian Paul’s essay is based on his Ph.D.-dissertation, “The Value of Paul Ricoeur’s Hermeneutic of Metaphor in the Interpretation of the Symbolism of Revelation 12 and 13”. According to Paul’s web pages (here and, especially, here), he is preparing a revised edition for publication by Paternoster.

See also:

  • Paul, Ian. “The Use of the Old Testament in Rev 12.” In: The Old Testament in the New Testament: Essays in Honour of J.L. North. Edited by Steve Moyise. Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press, 2000.
  • Paul, Ian. “The Interpretation of Metaphor and Symbol” (no longer available online)

Update: Unfortunately, the update is no longer on-line.


  1. Hi, sorry I can’t find the above mentioned summary. I found some others, but it didn’t appear to be with them. Is it still there?

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