Reading through Revelation – Chapter 12, part 4


Picturing the flight of the Woman

 

Revelation 12:13-17

NASB

13 And when the dragon saw that he was thrown down to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child. 14 But the two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman, so that she could fly into the wilderness to her place, where she *was nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the [fn]presence of the serpent. 15 And the serpent [fn]poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, so that he might cause her to be swept away with the flood. 16 [fn]But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and drank up the river which the dragon [fn]poured out of his mouth. 17 So the dragon was enraged with the woman, and went off to make war with the rest of her [fn]children, who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus.

(12:5) Or, shepherd

(12:5) Or, Gentiles

(12:6) Literally: they would nourish her for

(12:9) Literally: inhabited earth

(12:11) Literally: to death

(12:12) Or, tabernacle

(12:14) Literally: face

(12:15) Literally: threw

(12:16) Literally: And

(12:16) Literally: threw

(12:17) Literally: seed


Intro to a tiny gallery

The woman is given a gift of wings – of flight! Her crown of twelve stars remains in place as she flees the dragon and the flood he sends after her. Both images portray the dragon’s strange head, a single dominating head and six servile ones. Monstrous indeed but the woman is safe!


A tiny gallery
Bamberg Apocalypse Folio 031v Dragon Pursuing Woman In Wilderness

Bamberg Apocalypse Folio 031v Dragon Pursuing Woman In Wilderness

Apokalipsis Trekhtolkoviy (1909) 35 - Dragon and the Woman

Apokalipsis Trekhtolkoviy (1909) 35 – Dragon and the Woman


 

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