chiasm: evil in the book of Revelation

In an earlier post (Oct. 28) we laid out the case for viewing the book of Revelation as a macro-chiasm with the focal point being on the work of Jesus, the Lamb, as God’s answer to the problem of evil (Rev. 12.1-14.20).

It is interesting to note also that the agents of evil in the book of Revelation make their appearance, and receive their defeat, in chiastic order, with the focal point being the destruction of evil’s stronghold, Babylon.

Chiasm-evil-enemies-Revelation
Credit: Chiasmus in the New Testament by Nils W. Lund (Hendrickson, 1992); p.354