Book Details

SOMMER, MICHAEL  Der Tag der Plagen. Studien zur Verbindung der Rezeption von Ex 7-11 in den Posaunen- und Schalenvisionen der Johannesoffenbarung und der Tag des Herrn-Tradition
2015. XX, 294 pages. WUNT II 387. ISBN 978-3-16-153117-0


The Book of Revelation is a text which combines many of the story lines from Israel’s scriptures. John created a unique genre of text by placing allusions to the traditions of Israel together vividly. Moreover, his writings are nothing short of a masterpiece, built as they are on a huge network of keywords and a connection of motifs. Michael Sommer examines and explains one of the main threads in this complex text. He demonstrates that Rev 6:12-16:21 can be read as a coherent sub-unit in the apocalyptic visions in which John wanted to fuse together the two traditions of the great Day of the Lord and the plagues in Egypt.