Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Is Mary the woman in Rev 12?

Who should we believe–lay Catholic pop apologists or their religious superiors? I'll side with the bishops:

[12:1] The woman adorned with the sun, the moon, and the stars (images taken from Gn 37:910) symbolizes God’s people in the Old and the New Testament. The Israel of old gave birth to the Messiah (Rev 12:5) and then became the new Israel, the church, which suffers persecution by the dragon (Rev 12:6, 1317); cf. Is 50:1; 66:7; Jer 50:12.


  1. Revelation 12:17 Then the dragon became angry with the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring, those who keep God’s commandments and bear witness to Jesus.

    Nah, RCs know Mary had a lot of offspring.