By David Weber
Now the conflict for the soul of the planet Safehold has begun.
The nation of Charis and the dominion of Chisholm have joined jointly, pledged to face opposed to the tyranny of a corrupt Church. The younger Queen Sharleyan of Chisholm has wed King Cayleb of Charis, forging a unmarried dynasty, a unmarried empire, devoted to the safeguard of human freedom. topped Empress of that empire, Sharleyan has present in Cayleb's fingers the affection she by no means dared wish for in a "marriage of state." In Cayleb's reason, his defiance of the ruthless crew of 4 who govern mom Church, she has discovered the duty to which she will be able to devote her brain and her braveness. it's a reason for which she used to be born.
Yet there are issues Sharleyan nonetheless doesn't recognize. secrets and techniques Cayleb has no longer been authorized to proportion, despite her. secrets and techniques just like the precise tale of humanity on Safehold. just like the tricky net of lies, deception, and fabricated "religion" that have chained humanity for nearly one thousand years. just like the lifestyles of the genocidal alien Gbaba, ready to accomplish mankind's destruction should still people ever allure their awareness once again. just like the lifestyles of a tender lady, Nimue Alban, 9 hundred years useless, whose middle, brain, and stories live to tell the tale in the android physique of the warrior-monk she is familiar with as Merlin.
And so Empress Sharleyan faces the the good problem of her existence blind to all that activity actually entails...or of ways the secrets and techniques the fellow who loves her can't proportion could threaten all they've got completed among them...and her personal existence.
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This is natural and understandable. Thus, I see no reason for not accepting the traditional date of circa 90 CE for the Apocalypse of John. But that is not to deny that the Apocalypse of John was reinterpreted by Christians living in Asia Minor a generation later as referring to a subsequent setting and fastening upon a different historical figure". 266 Vgl. Adventus Coinage, 81; vgl. hierzu oben A. 265. 267 Diesen Nachweis führt Kreitzer in seinem Aufsatz: Hadrian and the Nero Redivivus Myth; vgl.
Chr. 176 einordnen lassen. 1 Die Datierung der Apk in die Zeit Nervas bzw. Traians Im Unterschied zu den bisher erörterten Vorschlägen zur Datierung der Abfassung der Apk, die sämtlich implizit oder explizit davon ausgingen, daß die Apk innerhalb eines kurzen Zeitraumes abgefaßt worden ist, nimmt H. Kraft :für dieses Werk einen längeren Entstehungszeitraum an. h. ,180 also weit in die Regierungszeit Traians. V gl. hierzu oben 26. ] that Revelation 12 is [... ] a Christian adaptation oftwo Jewish sources.
Müller, Apk, 249, der im Blick auf die Darstellung des ersten in Apk 13 dargestellten 8T)piov bemerkt: "Das Tier wirkt nicht nur in der Macht des Satans [... ] dessen Inkarnation es ist, es steht zudem in deutlichem Gegensatz zu Christus. Es erscheint als Antichrist. Diese Eigentümlichkeit deutet sich bereits dadurch an, daß es auf seinen Hörnern zehn Diademe trägt. In der Offb besitzt sonst nur Christus Diademe als Ausweis wahrer Herrscherwürde [... ] das Tier wird zum Gegenspieler Christi". 167 Vgl.