3 And there will no longer be any curse, and the throne of God and the Lamb will be in the city. His servants will worship him, 4 and they will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. 5 Night will be no more, and they will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, because the Lord God will shine on them, and they will reign forever and ever. 6 Then the angel said to me, “These words are reliable and true. The Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent his angel to show his servants what must happen soon.” 7 (Look ! I am coming soon! Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy expressed in this book.)
Apocalypse of Zephaniah 1:6
2 Now I went with the angel of the Lord, and he took me up (over) all my city. There was nothing before my eyes. Then I saw two men walking together on one road. I watched them as they talked. 3 And, moreover, I also saw two women grinding together at a mill. And I watched them as they talked. 4 And I also saw two upon a bed, each one of them acting for their (mutual) … upon a bed. 5 And I saw the whole inhabited world hanging like a drop of water which is suspended from a bucket when it comes up from a well. 6 I said unto the angel of the Lord. “Then does not darkness or night exist in this place?” 7 He said unto me, “No, because darkness existeth not in that place where the righteous and the saints are, but rather they always exist in the light.” 8 And I saw all the souls of men as they existed in punishment.
Notes and References
"... Regardless of the definition put forward for 'apocalyptic' or 'apocalypse' (in the case of the SBL Group), and despite the differing lists of defining characteristics of the genre, the central methodological impulse since Lücke may be stated this way: 'Apocalypse' is a literary category that include both biblical and non-biblical texts which share certain well-defined characteristics that set them apart as a recognizable, autonomous literary corpus. The SBL Group's field of vision included the following apocalypses: 1 Enoch, Daniel, 4 Ezra, 2 Baruch, the Apocalypse of Abraham, 3 Baruch, 2 Enoch, the Testament of Levi 2-5, the Apocalypse of Zephaniah, Jubilees (with qualifications), the Testament of Abraham, certain Greco-Roman texts, and many Gnostic and Christian works. All of these writings, in their essence, are believed to resemble the Book of Revelation, which is seen as the paradigm of the genre. (For Collins, 'apocalypses' are 'literary compositions which resemble the Book of Revelation, i.e., secret divine disclosures about the end of the world and the heavenly state') ..."
Burrell, Omele Kevin Conceptualizing Historical Periodization in the Apocalypse (pp. 64-65) Trinity Western University, 2015
Thank you for your submission!