Derek Fiedler invited me on his YouTube channel for a long discussion of typology, symbolism, music as a conceptual metaphor, and the patterns of Scripture.
Why does the Book of Revelation use so much symbolism? Some reasons might perhaps include: to hide its meaning from outsiders, to describe the ineffable, to point out the inner reality of what’s being described, and so on. Are these correct? What other purposes might there be for the symbolism in Revelation? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this.
What’s the difference between symbolism and allegory?