Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Sync: Hesiod and Revelation

On May 9, I took down my copy of Hesiod’s Theogony and spent a couple of hours meditating over a few of its most metaphysically pregnant lines.

On May 14, having finished up the last of the New Testament epistles, I started in on the Book of Revelation.

I last read Revelation three years ago. My most recent serious engagement with the Theogony was five years ago.

After reading the opening chapters of Revelation, I set the Bible down and checked one of my email accounts. I had a new message from — the timestamp indicates that it was sent while I was reading Revelation — suggesting that I might want to download a paper by one Bruce Louden called “Hesiod’s Theogony and the Book of Revelation 4, 12, and 19-20.”

Talk about a targeted ad!

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