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Title: The Measuring of the Sanctuary Reconsidered (Rev 11,1-2)
Author(s): JAUHIAINEN, Marko
Volume: 83 Issue: 4 Date: 2002
The act of measuring in Rev 11,1-2 does not portray the Church as spiritually protected but physically vulnerable, as normally thought. Not only are there lexical and interpretive difficulties with the traditional view, it is also not supported by the OT and extra-biblical evidence commonly adduced. Reading two καίs differently and recognizing an allusion to Ezek 8:16 LXX addresses both the lexical and interpretive issues. The act of measuring is used to communicate the fact that contrary to Ezek 8-9, this time God will not abandon his earthly sanctuary, though idolatry among his people will still be judged.