God's Battle with Satan in the Book of Revelation


God’s Battle with Satan in the Book of Revelation

Sep 17, 2014
8:00 p.m.

6125 Montrose Road
Rockville, MD

Ian Boxall | Catholic University

The Book of Revelation is dominated by conflict. At its heart is the battle between God (and his Messiah) and Satan, visualized as a dragon. Dr. Boxall will explore how its author, an anti-Roman Jewish prophet and follower of Jesus who wrote in the second half of the first century CE, reworked ancient myths and their use by early Roman emperors, in the light of the biblical tradition. In particular, he will consider how inscriptional evidence from the Aegean island of Patmos, the author’s location, illuminates Revelation‘s description of this cosmic struggle.

Reservations are not required. Fees per lecture are: $5 – Residents of CES Life Communities, high school students and co-sponsors; $8 – BASONOVA & JCCGW members, and; $10 – the general public. For more information, please contact BAF.JCCGW@gmail.com.

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