Washington, D.C.-area lecture examines the Book of Revelation
On Wednesday, September 17, 2014, the Biblical Archaeology Forum (BAF) will host the lecture “God’s Battle with Satan in the Book of Revelation” by Dr. Ian Boxall, associate professor of New Testament at The Catholic University of America.
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 C.E., reworked ancient myths and their use by early Roman emperors, in the light of the Biblical tradition. In particular, Dr. Boxall will consider how inscriptional evidence from the Aegean island of Patmos, the author’s location, illuminates Revelation‘s description of this cosmic struggle.
“God’s Battle with Satan in the Book of Revelation,” presented by Ian Boxall
Sep 17, 2014, at 8:00 p.m.
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (JCCGW)
6125 Montrose Road
Rockville, MD 20852
Reservations are not required. Fees per lecture are: $5 – Residents of CES Life Communities, high school students and co-sponsors; $8 – BASONOVA & JCCGW members; $10 – the general public. For more information, please contact [email protected]
For more Washington, D.C.-area lectures, visit the Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virginia (BASONOVA) and Biblical Archaeology Forum (BAF) websites.
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