Threatened Thyatira Chapter 11

MESSENGER PREAMBLE FORMULA—2:18.... p. 302

  • Description of the suzerain..... p. 302
  • The transcendent suzerain: Son of God—2:18b .... p.   303
  •     Fig. 88. Coin with Augustus Denarius and a comet with eight rays.
  • The transcendent suzerain: Eyes like a flame of fire—2:18c .... p.   305
  •     Fig. 89. Coin,  bust of the magistrate and Hephaestus and Athena. p. 305
  • The transcendent suzerain: feet like burnished bronze—2:18d.... p.    306
  •     Fig. 90. Coin with the head of Apollo and a labrys (double axe) with a bow.

HISTORICAL PROLOGUE—2:19–21.... p.    307

  • The suzerain knows their works—2:19 .... p.   307
  • The suzerain knows that you tolerate Jezebel—2:20.... p.    309
  • The suzerain knows that Jezebel refuses to repent—2:21.... p.    312

SANCTIONS—2:22–23.... p.    313

  • The curse of thrown on a sickbed—2:22a .... p.   313
  •     Fig. 91. Votive showing a funerary banquet. Lying on a kliné,
  • The curse of great tribulation—2:22b.... p.    314
  • The curse of dead children—2:23a .... p.   315
  • The curse of receiving according to their works—2:23b.... p.   316
  •     Fig. 92. Plaster reproduction of the Law Code of Hammurabi.

ETHICAL STIPULATIONS—2:24–25.... p.    317

  • First imperative: No other burdens—2:24b.... p.    319
  • Second imperative: Hold fast to what you Have—2:25.... p.    319

SANCTIONS: BLESSING—2:26–28.... p.    320

  • The blessing of authority over the nations—2:26b.... p.    320
  • The blessing of an iron rule—2:27.... p.    321
  • The blessing of the morning star—2:28.... p.    322
  •     Fig. 93. Coin with the bust of Hadrian and statue of Venus (Aphrodite) and Cupid. 

PROCLAMATION WITNESS FORMULA—2:29.... p.    323

CONCLUSION.... p.    324

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Figure 153

Photograph courtesy of © Ferrell Jenkins 153. The tomb of Flavius Zeuxis at Hierapolis.