The Lutheran Commentary (Volume 12); Weidner, R. F. The Revelation of St. John the Divine

9781235764103: The Lutheran Commentary (Volume 12); Weidner, R. F. The Revelation of St. John the Divine
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1898 Excerpt: ... 8. Ebrard, J. H. A. Die Offmbarung Johannis. (Vol. 7 of Olshausen't Commentary.) 1853. Ebrard belongs to the same Continuous Historical School as Hofmann, Auberlen, and Hengstenberg, though some commentators (as Lee) would place all four under the Spiritual School, because they lay stress upon the spiritual application of the contents of the Apocalypse to all the various conditions of the kingdom of God on earth, during its successive struggles against the prince of this world. According to Ebrard the prophecies in the Apocalypse are divided into four divisions, differing both in contents and form. The first vision, including the first three chapters, represents Christ in His relations to the Church, the Seven Churches having a typical significance for the later Church; the second vision, that of the seven seals and the seven trumpets (chaps, iv.--xi.), represents Christ in His relation, as Ruler of the world, to the powers of the world and nature; the third, the vision of the dragon and the beast out of the sea (chaps, xii.--xiv.), represents the relation between the godless, who stand under the prince of this world, and the Church of Christ (the seven heads of the beast are seven worldmonarchies, the sixth head being the Roman world-power which corresponds with the beast that ascended out of the sea--the Papacy being the beast that ascends out of the earth, the false prophet); the fourth vision (chap. xv. to the end) containing the final development and consummation. Ebrard therefore refers the visions of the twelfth and thirteenth chapters to distinct events in Church history, but those of the seventeenth to the nineteenth chapters to events occurring in the times of Antichrist immediately preceding the Second Advent. The 42 months or 1,260 days of Rev. ...

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