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What kind of image did "dragon" (δράκων) in Revelation give to John and first century Christians?

There are significant differences between different eras of Greek language. Classical Greek especially can occasionally lead the student of biblical (koine) Greek down the garden path and into a cul-...
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Who had 'turned away' from Paul in 2 Timothy 1:15?

2 Timothy 1:15 - 15 You know that everyone in the Province of Asia has deserted me, including Phygelus and Hermogenes. There is no reason to read this another was other than everyone means ‘All of ...
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What kind of image did "dragon" (δράκων) in Revelation give to John and first century Christians?

In harmony with the previous comments, We might add that the dragons mentioned were overwhelmingly viewed as representing aspects of pagan or false worship. The various references to a dragon/serpent ...
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What kind of image did "dragon" (δράκων) in Revelation give to John and first century Christians?

Two things come to mind in particular. The first is in Revelation 12, the story of the Woman and the Dragon is heavy with astronomical imagery. And sure enough if you look at the constellations (which ...
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What kind of image did "dragon" (δράκων) in Revelation give to John and first century Christians?

Here is a synopsis of the helpful material in BDAG which quotes numerous sources in contemporary and classical literature concerning the word and imagery of δράκων (drakon). In Homeric literature (...
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Is the trial of Jesus before the Sanhedrin too illegal to be true?

If the story was invented, the inventors would make everything smooth and complying to rules of Law, but they told as it was the case. We know from Gospels that the Law could be violated due to ...
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Is the trial of Jesus before the Sanhedrin too illegal to be true?

Yehuda Nasi was the final and principal redactor of the Mishna in the second and third centuries of the common era. The date of the redaction is more than a century after the destruction of the temple ...

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