Lange Commentary - Revelation 12:13 - 12:17

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Lange Commentary - Revelation 12:13 - 12:17


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B.—THE DRAGON UPON THE EARTH; OR, CHRISTIANITY, AND, OPPOSED TO IT, ANTICHRISTIANITY, IN ITS DEVELOPMENT AND IN THE TWO GROUND-FORMS OF ITS MATURITY; THE BEAST OUT OF THE SEA AND THE BEAST OUT OF THE EARTH

Rev_12:13Rev_13:18

Rev_12:13-17

a. The Dragon and the Prelude of Antichristianity

13And when the dragon saw that he was cast [thrown] unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which [who] brought forth the man child [male son]. 14And to the woman were given [ins. the] two wings of a [the] great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished [ins. there] for [om. for] a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. 15And the serpent cast out of his mouth [ins. after the woman] water as a flood [river] after the woman [om. after the woman], that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood [river]. 16And the earth helped the woman; and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood [river] which the dragon cast out of his mouth. 17And the dragon was wroth with [concerning] the woman, and went [departed] to make war with the remnant of her seed, which [who] keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ [om. Christ].18* And I [he] stood upon the sand of the sea, [.]

Footnotes: 

Rev_12:14. [Tisch. inserts áἱ , with A. C. P.; Treg. marks with *; Alf. brackets; it is omitted by à . B*.—E. R. C.]

Rev_12:14. [Alf., Treg., Tisch., insert ôïῦ before ἀåôïῦ ; it is omitted by à .—E. R. C.]

Rev_12:15. [Gb. and Sz. read ôáýôçí with P. 1, 7, instead of áὐôÞí , given by Modern Eds. with à . A. B*. C.—E. R. C.]

Rev_12:15. [An unusual compound adjective is here employed, ðïôáìïöüñçôïí ; the literal translation of the sentence is, that he might make her river-borne.—E. R. C.]

Rev_12:17. “The ἐðß presents the Woman as the ground and occasion, not as the immediate object, of the Dragon’s wrath. Comp. Mat_18:3; Mar_3:5, etc.; and see Winer, § 52, c.” Lillie’s Notes. Winer, § 52. c. (c), gives ἐðß in this place the force of over.—E. R. C.]

Rev_12:17. [Modern Editors omit ×ñéóôïῦ with all the Greek Codd.; it is given by the Vul. Cl., om. by Am. and Fuld.; Lange retains.—E. R.C.]

Rev 12:18 (Rev_13:2).This reading is given by à . A. C., Vulg., etc. The Rec. ἐóôÜèçí (retained by B*. [P.], etc., Gb., Tisch., etc.), has the internal connection against it. The standpoint of the Seer is immovable; the scenes he beholds are movable. [The reading of Lange, with which Lach., Alford, and Treg. agree, is adopted.—E. R. C.]