I’ve struggled with something to write about for this section. For all of the symbolism, I think this section is easy enough to understand with some explanation: at least if the explanation that Wright gives is true and correct.
It was interesting to read the symbolism of the head with the fatal wound that was healed. I tried to imagine how a first century reader would have interrupted that imagery in light of the political events of the time. I’d been told before that Revelation was written in a sort of code so that only the Christians would understand it. I guess that’s still true in light of all of the Old Testament references one needs to know and numerical values that give meaning.