A Connection With History
A prophecy fulfilled based on history connected with numbers. We can’t predict the future. We are not prophets. We can’t even interpret prophecy with our interpretation but we can connect the fulfillment of prophecy to history using numbers. You can trust numbers. Not your interpretation.
A proven teaching technique. Victorinus employs Recapitulation to understand the Apocalypse. Visions of the Apocalypse are repeated and are not necessarily in chronological order. Do not assume the chapters of the Apocalypse are in chronological order. It can lead to significant misinterpretation.
A Record of What Wasn’t
A problem with Eusebius and Victorinus. They don’t seem to be aware of the seven churches of the Apocalypse. Eusebius mentions six of the seven churches but never associates them with the Apocalypse. Victorinus mentions the seven churches that Paul wrote to but not the seven churches of the Apocalypse. Was there a version of the Apocalypse that did not have the seven churches?
A Teaching Technique
A recapitulation, a theory first introduced by Victorinus which holds visions in the Apocalypse are repeated and are not necessarily in chronological order. Like the lie, the truth must be repeated to avoid misinterpretation. The chapters of the Apocalypse are not in chronological order.
A Reliable Connection
A prophecy fulfilled with history. Only history can confirm the fulfillment of prophecy. Only numbers can reliably connect history to prophecy. All the bible translators agree on numbers and colors. You can’t trust interpretation. Only numbers and colors. Use them.
A number to connect them. You can trust numbers. Interpretation not so much. We have way too many bible versions because translators can’t agree on the Word of God. Somehow they all agree on the numbers. Use them and history to confirm the fulfillment of prophecy.
A vision in the Apocalypse that is repeated. A theory developed by Victorinus that is necessary to understand what John wrote. It means chapters in the Apocalypse can’t be considered to be in chronological order. That only leads to misinterpretation and a great deal of confusion.
A Revelation of Jesus Christ
A number to connect it with history. You can trust numbers. Not interpretation. Not even the translators who somehow get the numbers right. Historians do have trouble with dates but eventually they get it right. The fulfillment of prophecy can only be confirmed with numbers.
A reinforcement, a necessary theory in understanding the Apocalypse first introduced by Victorinus of Pettau. It holds that the visions are not necessarily in chronological order and possibly a repetition of other visions. Many interpretation errors are a result of assuming the chapters are in chronological order.
A Translation Problem
A commander or another interpretation problem if you are looking for the king of the north. There are eight different words in 52 different translations: princes 24, commanders 10, officers 7, officials 5, generals 2, leaders 2, principalities 1, subordinates 1. The word prince suggests a family member unlike the other seven words which have a similar meaning. Makes you wonder about words used in other parts of the bible. These are major differences in words used before you get to the problem of interpreting them. Reader beware.