a clue 

A Dog That Didn’t Bark 

A commentary by Victorinus on the Apocalypse.  He mentions the seven churches that Paul wrote to but not the ones John wrote to.  Eusebius has the same problem.  He  mentions six of the seven churches of the Apocalypse but never associates any of them with the Apocalypse.  

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a time to repeat

A Recapitulation 

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.  

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a post recycled

A Recapitulation 

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.   

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a commentary 

A Witness 

A view of what was.  We don’t know what the Apocalypse looked like in the third century.  Victorinus knew and we know what his commentary looked like.  It didn’t include the seven churches John wrote to.  It did include the seven churches Paul wrote to.  There is a reasonable explanation for this.  

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a repetition 

A Recapitulation 

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.  

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a historian 

A History of the Church 

A dog that didn’t bark.  Eusebius never associates the churches with the Apocalypse.  He does mention six of the seven churches but does not connect them with the Apocalypse.  Since Victorinus has the same problem, it suggests that there may have been a version of the Apocalypse that didn’t have the seven churches.  

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a commentary 

A Witness 

a view of what was.  We don’t know what the Apocalypse looked like in the third century.  Victorinus knew and we know what his commentary looked like.  It didn’t include the seven churches John wrote to.  It did include the seven churches Paul wrote to.  There is a reasonable explanation for this.  

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a historian 

A History of the Church 

a dog that didn’t bark.  Eusebius never associates the churches with the Apocalypse.  He does mention six of the seven churches but does not connect them with the Apocalypse.  Since Victorinus has the same problem, it suggests that there may have been a version of the Apocalypse that didn’t have the seven churches.  

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