Origins of Interpretation

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The woman on the Beast gets cast into the lake of fire and brimstone by the deceived saints.

The diverse beast of Dan. 7 having ten horns with crowns is a recollection of the ten tribes of Israel. The seven heads being the last seven kings of Judah following Hezekiah’s restoration of the Temple (object representing subjective/abstract soul). The beast is diverse as it is now kingdoms as compared to the earlier beasts of Saul (lion), David (bear) and Solomon (666 – leopard). Daniel recollected oral embellishments in his age where many Jews sided with Alexander and Antiochus Epiphanes before the final victory of Judas Maccabees.

Daniel’s imagery is carried through to the book of Revelation – in chapters 12, 13 (13:11 – two horns being the Pharisees and Sadducees), 17.

This 11th century depiction shows how institutional religiosity wanted to show their new interpretation of what they claim to be their Synoptic three gospels – which came along after the book of Revelation – now thought to have been written by 70 AD – Wikipedia. Here we see Mary with child standing aloof. But we also see John of Patmos’ new woman at Rev. 12:3 being with child and pained by the ignorance of the darkness that enveloped the entire world (patriarchal dragon’s image behind woman (creativity).

Paul in Hebrews wanted to “leave the principles of the doctrine of Christ” – Heb. 6:1 – and not have baptism, laying on of hands, resurrection of the dead, nor eternal judgment – Heb: 6:2. The doctrine of Christ is the literalization of Mara (book of Ruth meaning bitterness), Joseph (meaning increase “in bitterness” and Joshua (Jesus) of the OT. Paul’s epiphany was a realisation of the original duplicate meaning of virgin (alma (without God, “concealment – concealed from God”) and its transposition to virgin bethulah with God the “unsearchable”. See original meanings of “virgin” from book of Isaiah in the reign of the man-child Hezekiah – Immanuel, Wonderful, Counsellor. Paul’s epiphany was his recognition of the Ancient scribes’ midrashic recollection of oral embellished fables of recollected, pre-chronological history. Paul wanted to move on from all “doctrines”.

John in Revelation moves the Testaments right away from any form of doctrine or creeds too. He sees a new man-child born in the Apocalyptic age when religiosity (doctrines, creeds, denominations) end with the marriage of the Lamb and Bride and a new Jerusalem descends without any Temple – where the soul-temple of man (man and woman) returns in spirited form.

These glorious depictions help us recall the ascent of humankind, hopefully.

Revelation 17: The Woman and the Dragon Beatus d’Osma 11th century – Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Revelation

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