1. Magical Motifs in the Book of Revelation 2. Sorcery Passages in the Revelation 3. The False Prophet in the Context of the Apocalypse 4. John's Beasts and Talking Statues: A Look at Revelation 13:15 5. 'Key' Passages 6. Passages That Use 'tachu' 7. Spirits Like Frogs 8. Seals 9. Beginning and End Passages 10. 'White Stone' Passages 11. Angel Standing in the Sun 12. Seven Thunders 13. Conclusion Bibliography
Rodney Thomas considers whether Revelation was written as an 'anti-magical' polemic, and explores the concept and definition of 'magic' from both modern and first-century standpoints.
Rodney Thomas serves as Operations Minister for the Broadway Church of Christ in Lubbock, Texas. He also teaches as Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies at Lubbock Christian University, Texas, USA
This book offers an interesting exploration of an aspect of Revelation which is seldom engaged by commentators. -- Journal for the Study of The New Testament, Volume 33 Number 5