Monthly Archives: July 2011

Explanatio: Rev. 4:3

“And He who was sitting”, he said, “was in appearance like jasper stone and sard stone; and a rainbow was in a circuit around the throne, [and the throne was] in appearance emerald-green.” ‘For the “jasper stone” is radiated with … Continue reading

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Explanatio: Rev. 4:2

And he says, “Immediately, I was in the spirit.” ‘Who would not think that nothing carnal would be spoken by him who writes down that he himself had entered into the spirit?’ St. John, ‘a [man] most [tested and] proven … Continue reading

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Explanatio: Rev. 4:1 (second part)

“And the first voice that I heard, was as if a trumpet were speaking to me, saying….” ‘He does not mean’ that he heard ‘anyone else’; but ‘after he entered the supernal opening, he heard’ the voice ‘that he had … Continue reading

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Storia: Rev. 4:1-6

THE SAME ACCOUNT IN BOOK III BEGINS “And the first voice which I heard was as if a trumpet were speaking with me, saying, ‘Climb up hither, and I will show what must happen after this.’ And I was in … Continue reading

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Explanatio: Rev. 4:1 (Exposition of the Doorway)

THE THIRD BOOK BEGINS. ‘He Recapitulates the Nativity of Christ; the Same Thing Will Be Said Differently.’ (1) (2) ‘After the completion of the septenary of churches – as through this world’s week, he has specially divided each separately by … Continue reading

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