I finally received my library bound copies of my PhD dissertation this week. For several circumstances I was not able to travel to Canada this past year to pick them up, so I had them shipped to me. It feels good to hold a copy in my hand.
Title: “The Millennial Binding of Satan: A Linguistic Approach to Revelation 19:11—20:6”
Thesis: Revelation 19:11—21 and 20:1–6 are cohesively linked together, realized through their textual meanings within systemic functional linguistics, resulting in the eschatological battle as the occasion for Satan’s binding.
This is the first dissertation to apply a robust linguistic methodology to the Greek for the millennial passage in the Book of Revelation. The Greek analysis demonstrates that John intended for the binding of Satan (20:1–6) to be cohesively linked with the occasion of the eschatological battle (19:11–21). In other words, rather than disconnecting the binding of Satan at the chapter break from the eschatological battle (amillennialism), linguistically this event belongs to the same context (i.e. semantic environment) as the eschatological battle (premillennialism).
While my PhD dissertation is in a library bound format, I am planning to have it published for researchers and the general public in due course.