Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Comparision of Fall of Jericho and Fall of Babylon (in Revelation)

Taken from: http://www.apocalipsis.org/rev-8.htm


The seven trumpets are also modelled on the fall of Jericho (Josh 6): In Josh 6:8 there are seven priests with seven trumpets encircling Jericho with the arc of the covenant following them. They marched around the city for six days and on the seventh day they marched around it seven times with the priests blowing the trumpets. They carried the arc of the covenant behind the trumpets which signifies the presence of God. At the seventh time around the priests blew long blasts on their trumpets, the people shouted and the walls fell down and everyone was slaughtered except for Rahab the harlot. The pattern is to march around the city and blow the trumpets for six days, on the seventh day march around the city six times and on the seventh time a long trumpet blast spells destruction for the city. The march seven times around the walls with trumpets blowing warns of destruction for those within the city, which on the long blast is destroyed. Compare with 11:13 when a tenth of the city collapsed and 16:19 when the cities of the nations collapsed, the seventh trumpet of Revelation ushers in the kingdom of God and the judgement (11:15). This should be compared with the walls of the New Jerusalem which do not collapse (21:12 ff.). Let us be thankful that we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, while created things are shaken (Heb 12:27-28).


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