Table of Contents; Chapter 1: Reading through the "Veil of Obscurity:" Interpreting Revelation's Imagistic Language; Chapter 2: KNOWING IS SEEING: Theories of Metaphor Ancient, Medieval, and Modern; Chapter 3: Envisioning the City as a Woman: A Metaphorical Framework in the Jewish Literary Traditions; Chapter 4: Unveiling the Bride: Nuptial Traditions and Roman Social Discourse; Chapter 5: "Alleluia... the wedding of the Lamb has come:" Reading Revelation's Nuptial Imagery; Chapter 6: "Like a Bride Adorned:" Reading Metaphor in Revelation; Appendix Babylon--A City without a Bride: Revelation 18:23; Bibliography.
Lynn R. Huber is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Elon University in Elon, North Carolina.
"All biblical scholars whose work attempts to untangle the meaning
potential of figurative language should welcome the publication of
this volume...Huber has admirably served the guild by filling this
lacuna for us."
-Robert H. von Thaden, Jr., Biblical Interpretation, Vol. 18, 2010