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Revelation 19.16's inscribed thigh: an allusion to Gen 49.10b

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The inscribed thigh of the rider on the white horse in Rev 19.16 is an allusion to an MT-like Gen 49.10b text. The phrase 'inscribed on his thigh' was a legitimate translation of the words found in Gen 49.10b at the time of the composition of Revelation.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)280-285
Number of pages6
JournalNew Testament Studies
Issue number2
Early online date14 Mar 2014
StatePublished - Apr 2014

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  • Allusion, Revelation 19, Thigh, Massoretic text (MT), Genesis 49

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