What is the possible origin of the praise sections in the book of Revelation? Seal argues that John shaped his praise utterances according to the form of acclamations shouted to dignitaries of his time. The article first defines acclamations before discussing their form and function in John's Roman world. Seal demonstrates that the praise in Revelation 4:8, 11 reflects the characteristics of acclamations practised in John’s day.
Source: Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 2008. 14 pages.