In a message dated 12/24/00 2:24:21 PM Eastern Standard Time, [log in to unmask]
> >Could you cite a text source for this usage of "judaizer"?
> it's fairly common. jerome uses it alot. leon gry was an early writer to
> point out the phenomenon (Le millenarisme, Paris 1904). in a text from
> tenth cn, the bishop of Auxerre refers to those who interpret the
> invasions as a fulfillment of the prophecies of Revelation as
What I find most striking about Rev. is that it's saturated with allusions to
the OT, which John must have known very well. And I understand that it almost
didn't get included in the NT canon (Council of Trent). Are these two items
related? Do you mean to imply Rev. could be regarded as "too Jewish," or that
some people might have seen it in that way?
Actually, I don't think of looking for signs that might foretell the future
as particularly Jewish. It was the pagans who were always checking their tea
leaves, animal livers, or whatever. The prophets weren't supposed to be
augers--more like passive conduits for the word of God.