Revelation 4–5 (The Throne, Scroll, and Lamb) with Juan Hernández Jr.

Dr. Juan Herández Jr.  (Bethel University) guides us through Revelation 4–5 (The Throne, Scroll, and Lamb). We discuss:

  • The significance of the repeated title, “him who sits on the throne”
  • The four living creatures around the throne
  • The twenty-four elders who lay down their crowns and their hymn
  • Why the scroll cannot be opened
  • The lamb having seven horns and seven eyes.
  • Why the lamb’s blood ransoms people
  • John’s high christology which parallels the lamb with the one on the throne

Relevant Works by Juan Hernández

  • Scribal Habits and Theological Influences in the Apocalypse: The Singular Readings of Sinaiticus, Alexandrinus, and Ephraemi. Mohr Siebeck, 2006.
  • “The Greek Text of Revelation,” in The Oxford Handbook of the Book of Revelation, ed. Craig R. Koester. Oxford University Press, 2020.

Juan Hernández Jr. Recommends

  • reading “Penguin Classics” which form a canon of the best kinds of literature.

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This episode is co-sponsored by Samford University and the Alabama Humanities Alliance, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this episode do not necessarily represent those of the Alabama Humanities Alliance, the National Endowment for the Humanities or Samford University.