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Title: ‘Our Lord and God’ in Rev 4,11
Subtitle: Evidence for the Late Date of Revelation?
Author(s): PARKER, Floyd O.
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 82    Issue: 2   Date: 2001   
Pages: 207-231
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.82.2.3200383

Abstract :
This article challenges a commonly-held belief that the title ‘our Lord and God’ (Rev 4,11) served as a Christian counter-blast to the claim of the emperor Domitian to be dominus et deus noster. Despite the claims of several scholars that the title ‘our Lord and God’ does not appear in the OT, the data collected favors the view that the title in Rev 4,11 does indeed have its origin in the divine title ‘Lord and God’ found in the LXX and other Jewish sources. Consequently, the title is of no use in helping to determine the date of the book of Revelation.

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