A Recapitulation –
A necessary tool of teaching. Practice, practice, practice. Everything must be repeated. Even the liars have learned that. Victorinus was the first to suggest that visions in the Apocalypse were repeated and could not be considered in chronological order. A clear example of this is the “bottomless pit” where the beast is released before it is chained. The beast is not a ‘him’. A careful analysis of Daniel and the Apocalypse in all the translations clearly shows that the beast is an ‘it’.