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This book chapter was originally published as:

de Waal, K. B. (2018). A sound map of Revelation 8:7-12 and the implications for ancient hearers. In M. Lee (Ed.), Sound matters: New Testament studies in sound mapping (Vol. 16, pp. 179-192). Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock. Retrieved from

ISBN: 978-1-5326-4996-7


220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)

Avondale Research Centre

Spirituality and Worship Research Centre

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A sound map of Rev. 8:7-12 is developed to uncover fresh meaning-making potential from this passage. Revelation 8:7-12 is acknowledged as a unit of text that symbolically depicts the blowing of the first four trumpets. The sound map will assist in identifying the organic structure of this unit of text in the wider trumpet series and minimize the complexity of understanding the imagery. The research unfolds from the perspective of the ancient hearers. The sound map highlights significant words and phrases from an aural perspective that assist the interpreter in the exegetical endeavour.


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