Chapter

The Actors

Paul B. Duff

in Who Rides the Beast?

Published in print June 2001 | ISBN: 9780195138351
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834150 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019513835X.003.0004
 The Actors

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The different individuals and groups mentioned in Chs. 2 and 3 of the Apocalypse are the subject of this chapter. It first describes John's followers and then focuses on the Jews mentioned in Chs. 2 and 3 (who the author refers to as the “synagogue of Satan”). The beliefs and practices of John's rival “Jezebel” are examined next, specifically the activities of which John accuses her (eating ɛιδωλόθυτα and practicing πορνɛία). The chapter concludes with a focus on the “invisible majority,” those in the community who would not be considered in the camp of either John or “Jezebel” and who probably represent John's real audience.

Keywords: πορνɛία; ɛιδωλόθυτα; invisible majority; Jews; Jezebel; synagogue of Satan

Chapter.  5783 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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