Vanhoye, A.: ”L’Utilisation du livre d’Ézéchiel dans L’Apocalypse” in: Biblica 43 (1962), pp. 436-476. Vanhoye’s article initiated the “new” interest for the relationship between Revelation and the OT. The new perspective was that Revelation was not only moulded in some directly or indirectly transmitted OT traditions, but did in fact interpret the OT. The question […]
Ruiz, Jean-Pierre. Ezekiel in the Apocalypse: The Transformation of Prophetic Language in Revelation 16,17 – 19,10 . Frankfurt/Bern/New York/Paris: Peter Lang, 1989. This dissertation is a very carefull analysis of the OT hermeneutics of Revelation illustrated from the use of Ezekiel in Rev 16:17 – 19:20. Ruiz’s thesis is that John deliberately changed the OT’s […]
Mathews, Susan Fournier. A Critical Evaluation of the Allusions to the Old Testament in Apocalypse 1:1-8:5. D.Phil.-dissertation, the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., 1987. Although Dr. Mathews treats the question of methodology, Paulien should be the first choice with regard to methodology. Dr. Mathews compiles the alleged allusions from a number of critical editions […]
Fekkes, Jan, III. Isaiah and Prophetic Traditions in the Book of Revelation Visionary Antecedents and their Development. (JSNT.SS 93). Sheffield: JSOT Press (an imprint of Sheffield Academic Press), 1994. 333 pp. This 333 page revised dissertation written under the auspices of B. Lindars is a welcome and rather detailed analysis of the relationship between Isaiah […]
Paulien, J.: “Elusive Allusions: The Problematic Use of the Old Testament in Revelation”, Biblical Research 33 (1988), 37-53. This article establishes a number of rules for determining different types of use of the Old Testament ranging from quotations to echos. As Paulien shows, there are many works that deal with the questions of allusions without […]
Paulien, Jon. Decoding Revelation’s Trumpets: Literary Allusions and Interpretations of Revelation 8:7-12. (Andrews University Seminary Doctoral Dissertation Series 11). Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews University Press, 1988. This is the published edition of Paulien’s doctoral dissertation. Paulien has also written an article, “Elusive Allusions,” that extracts important methodological guidelines from his thesis.