Revelation 17:1–19:10 (The Woman, the Beast, the Lamb’s War and Wedding) with Michelle Fletcher

Dr. Michelle Fletcher (King’s College London) guides us through Revelation 17:1–19:10 (the Woman, Beast, Lamb’s War and Wedding). We discuss:

  • The city represented by the woman sitting on the beast, and the accusations against her (17:1–6)
  • The beast and its seven heads and ten horns (17:3, 7–9)
  • The cooperative relationship between the woman and the beast, and then the beast and kings turn on the woman  (17:12–18)
  • The lament and rejoicing over Babylon (18:1–24)
  • The indictment against Babylon for fornication (17:2; 18:3, 9)
  • The lamb’s battle and marriage (17:14; 19:6–9)

Relevant Works by Michelle Fletcher

  • “Exodus in Revelation.” In Exodus in the New Testament. Edited by S. Ehorn and S. Whittle. T&T Clark, 2022.
  • “Revelation.” In The Reception of Jesus in the First Three Centuries. Edited by J. Schröter et al. Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2019.
  • “Apocalypse Noir: The Book of Revelation and Genre.” In T&T Clark Companion to The Bible and Film. Edited by R. Walsh. Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2018.
  • Reading Revelation as Pastiche: Imitating the Past. T&T Clark, 2017.
  • “Flesh for Frankenwhore: Reading Babylon’s Body in Revelation 17.” In The Body in Biblical, Christian, and Jewish Texts. Ed. Joan E. Taylor. T&T Clark, 2014
  • “Behold, I’ll Be Back: Terminator, the Book of Revelation and the Power of Sequels.” In Now Showing: Film Theory in Biblical Studies. Ed. Caroline Vander Stichele and Laura Copier. SBL Press, 2016.

Michelle Fletcher Recommends

  • Taking a cross-country trip by train

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